Condition: 7+ Original Box: 8 Year: 1950
Up for sale is a nice and clean, fully tested, serviced and ready to install coal ramp. This impressive trackside industries is one of the longest Lionel accessories measuring 35" in length! The controller is an original postwar controller that has been rewired and the accessory includes the red dump bin, two aluminum post holders (when used in conjunction with the 397 Coal Loader), instructions (dated 10/50), packing envelope plus a gorgeous N & W operating hopper.
The freight car is in great condition and easily graded an 8 to 8+! The body on the car looks amazing, however there are a couple of minor spots of oxidation beginning on the trucks. The box for the hopper is in poor condition.
The actual accessory is clean and free of rust and oxidation. All functions work properly and the top light does operate went the Release button is pressed down.
The accessory box is solid, but missing the insert. The accessory was produced in 1950, however it has a 1951 OPS paste-on sticker on one side -- indicating it was sold in 1951 (or later).