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Hello my name is Ryan and this is my first post on the forum. I am trying to sell an old train for my father and all I know is my great grand father bought the train in the 1940's before WWII. I have the "Instructions For Operation Lionel Trains" and another group of sheets without any title, my guess is over the years there were sheets lost. Anyways all I can find are the two form numbers of the Instructions and the group of sheets but I cannot find a model number. I hardly know anything about trains but is there even a model number or are there just a bunch of accessory numbers. The reason I ask is because I want to find the value of the set. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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Ryan, welcome to the forum. The things that would help most, in identifying your train, are photos and numbers. Photos is self-explanatory; numbers are the numbers painted or stamped on the cars and engine. Also, please examine the engine and see if you can establish it is a Lionel. There may be a plate on the bottom, the Lionel name on the side of the coal car, or a fancy "L" in a circle...that kind of thing. That information would be the first step in identifying your Dad's set.
 

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Tracks don't generally add value, switches might. Larger transformers are desirable. Basic line on track , is that they are not worth the cost of shipping.
The only real values are condition, a quality engine, a rare piece.
 

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Thanks I'll try and get some photos up but It might no be till this weekend. My dad and I have to find the entire train set. Thanks again.
-Ryan
 

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Pre-war Lionel does have collector value if in good shape. And even in not so good shape, if the pieces are rare. You may want to check with the vintage Lionel group on Yahoo.

I've just started collecting old trains, mostly Lionel and do have a few pieces on hand. I'm basically an HO guy, but have a G-scale garden layout and I'm wanting to do a smallish layout for both 2-rail and 3-rail O.

Bob
 

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This is the engine I have another but it needs some TLC and some fixing.
I've got other train cars let me know if you want to see the others.
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Hoff -- That 1666 is a nice loco. Yours is missing its rear wheel set, but parts are readily available.

Bob -- What do you have ... ESP or something? How'd ya' know it was a 1666 ???
 

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I just bought set in near prisitine condition myself at a flea market for $30.
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TJ, Reckers and I had a bit of conversation about this set a couple of weeks ago. The guy wanted $39.99 for the set and $50 for all of the rail and accessories. And there is like (4)24"x24"x20" boxes FULL. Track is in rough shape but there is quite a bit of usable stuff. I plan on a small 3-rail layout with the set. Nothing huge or dynamic. Maybe an "up-and-over figure 8".

Bob
 
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