This is one of the many items that I inherited. The engine and cars are well constructed. To my knowledge the locomotive works as it should but I can not guarantee it. There are no boxes. On the flat car, the stakes are bent and there is not a load. I have priced this item fairly and might consider reasonable offers. However, if you offer a low ball price, I will not respond. Interestingly, there is a story that goes along with the set. My grandfather had an enormous train collection. He had many prewar Lionel, American Flyer, and Ives boxed sets. I remember this item displayed in a large oak bookcase that he had which housed some of the better trains that he had. I also vividly remember that my grandfather would have a set running around the Christmas tree and that he had an English Setter named Nicknack who would bark and try to chase the train around the tree. On one occasion, somehow Nicknack got to close to the tree and knocked it over. Instead of becoming angry, my grandfather sat down on the floor and called for Nicknack to come to him. Nicknack was scared but my grandfather held him and told him several times that it was ok. My grandfather continued to soothe Nicknack and shortly thereafter the tree was standing upright, the train was running, and Nicknack was barking at the train. Sadly, Nicknack became ill and I remember Nicknack passing away while my grandfather was holding Nicknack in his arms. This was the only time that I saw my grandfather cry and he never ran the train around the Christmas tree again. I have a close connection to Nicknack. I have an English Setter and his name is Philip. Philip is the great, great, great, great grandson of Nicknack. To me, in a way, dogs and old trains just seem to go together. Study the pictures as this is exactly what you will receive. PHILIP AS A PUPPY. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Other Railroads & Trains”. The seller is “gti2″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Lionel
- Assembly Status: Ready to Go/Pre-built
- Custom Bundle: No
- Color: Black
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Gauge: O