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Hey all,

I snagged the last diesel engine at that consignment store. It's a Lionel Texas Special

Rough, but salvagable




Front shot, no coupler:confused:


No frills here, no horn or anything


I'll have to see if there are any Texas Special decals out there...this one deserves to be restored:thumbsup:

After I cleaned him out, there is only a couple of pieces of Marx track, some Lionel track, and some assorted rolling stock from both manufacturers left there....

Soon they will be mine...;)

Cheers, Ian
 

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Jeez, Ian ... what'd ya' turn yourself into a big electromagnet? Everything getting sucked / stuck right to you!

Excellent find. We'll all keep our eyes out for a dummy mate for you ... uhh ... I mean the train ... the TRAIN.

TJ
 

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B&M,

Interesting, indeed. Link info above depicts a very "un-Lionel-like loco" from Lionel. So did Ian's 1055 never have a dummy or a B unit?

TJ
 

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It appears that this was one of those, "Forward only" Alcos. It should have a light, I belive.
My K-Line Manual describes it as;
Manufactured in 1959, A Unit Only, No Magnetic Axles, No Reverse, No Horn, But ALL Alcos Had Lamps.
 

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Hey guys,

E-mailed Jeff Kane last night about restoration decals.

He has none for these Alcos, plus, he knows of no place to get replacement decals for these either:(

It would be nice to find out if this unit did have some type of A dummy or B unit

Looks like I got my work cut out for me:eek:hwell:

Thanks for all the help,

Cheers, Ian
 

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Ian,

Via David Doyle's Lionel Trains Catalog, 1945-1969 ...

"1055 Texas Special -- Shown for two years in the dealer advanced catalogs, this 1959-60 produced ALCO A unit was a low-cost item. Its body was painted red with whilte heat-stamped letterng and an onamental horn was mounted on its roof. Lacking a front coupler, the pilot was molded closed. A decorative plastic fuel tank was screwed to the underside of the frame, and a headlight was installed in the nose. A ballast weight was riveted on the inside of the rear wall of the body. Two different moldings were used to make the 1055 bodies -- some with and some without the reinforcing ledge at the bottom of the pilot."

No dummy. No B. No "found treasure" fortune and early retirement for you. Sorry.

(Still, a nice looking loco ... and we know her future is looking bright in your hands!)

TJ
 

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TJ,

Yeah buddy:thumbsup:, someday it will be running around the track again.

As you probably guessed by now, I have no interest in finding the "retirement train".....

I just wanna watch em run:D:thumbsup:
 

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Jody,


HA HA...nice try:laugh:. As it is, I'm trying to sell off some of my kits to make some room AND feed my train addiction.

Anyone want to buy an Acadamy 1/32nd scale F/A-18C Hornet with a Black Box resin cockpit?:p

Cheers, Ian
 
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