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Lionel Trains Identification Guide

By | August 1, 2019

Recognize Lionel repaints and restorations.

Lionel Trains Identification Guide
Lionel Trains Identification Guide

 

Download this free 32-page PDF to learn how to easily spot Lionel locomotive repaints and recognize Lionel restorations. This free download will help collectors identify authentic Lionel trains.

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2 thoughts on “Lionel Trains Identification Guide

  1. Wait…….What????
    No mention of the cracked screw holes on the ends of the Train Masters???
    How many early ORIGINALS do YOU have with no cracks???
    Even several of your pictures in the article shows the error.
    GREAT article BTW on all the variations of repaints & restorations!

  2. Excellent, comprehensive articles on collector identification of hi-end Lionel line diesels and electrics of the ’40’s into 60’s; my diesel/ electric collecting interest is in the late 40’s and 50-60s ALCOs and line & yard switchers; yes, as Mr Eakin recently noted, body shell mounting screw hole cracks are challenging on FMs, F3s and ALCOs. Here’s to 1st gen F3s and their continued use of ’46 horizontal motor dual drives (like the 75 year ‘new’ 671s / 2020s / 726s)… reliably ‘purring’ their 3-rail way into the hearts of new generations of collectors in this next century

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