Condition: 7++ Original Box: 8 Year: 1954
Now available for sale is the Lionel train set which introduced the impressive Fairbanks-Morse TrainMaster locomotive to the postwar Lionel product line -- diesel freight set # 2219W! This colorful freight train contains a diverse mixture of O gauge rolling stock with each of the freight cars being a prototypical version of their real-life counterpart. Interestingly, early versions of this set are the only postwar outfits to include the rare maroon top TrainMaster diesel -- which is included in this set.
All of the components in this outfit have been very well cared for over the prior 60 years. Each train is graded at least a 7+, with most closer to condition 8. Additionally, each item has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly plus the TrainMaster has dual functional lights, operating three-position e-unit and a horn -- all tested and ready to run on your layout. Finally, the exterior colors, lettering and graphics are in great condition. There is some minor surface pitting on the diesel side walkways, but the rest of the trains are clean and free of rust and oxidation.
All boxes are solid and contain almost all exterior and interior flaps (a couple of the interior flaps are missing) with each box having both end flaps. The locomotive box is missing its insert and the set box has the corner seam separated due to the original tape missing from the box, however the rest of the set box is complete and in great condition. The set also original instructions for the UCS track, operators manual, a set of 1954 billboards plus the Lionel Service Stations listing for 1954 & 1955.
Lastly, although the original postwar O gauge track is missing, the UCS track and its box are included. The UCS track has been tested and is fully operational.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to own an early version of set 2219W with the maroon top FM TrainMaster locomotive. This set prototypical-looking set has extremely clean trains and will look great under a Christmas tree or running around your Lionel layout empire.