Description of Gradings:
10: Brand New, all original, unused and unblemished.
9: Factory New, all original, unused, may have evidence of factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling and/or shipping. Probably test run at the factory.
8: Like New, complete and all original, no rust, no missing parts. May show effects of being on display and/or age, very minimal signs of ever being run.
7: Excellent, all original, minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust and no missing parts. No distortion of component parts.
6: Very Good, Minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents. May have minor parts replaced.
5: Good, Sign of play wear with scratches and minor paint loss. Small dents, minor surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
4: Fair, Scratched, moderate paint loss, dented, missing parts and/or surface rust. Evidence of heavy use.
3: Poor, Requires major body repair. Heavily scratched, major rust and missing parts. Restoration candidate.
2: Restoration required.
1: Unusable, junk, value is for parts only.
Reproduction: An item manufactured to look exactly like an original item or part.
Restoration: Professionally restored, refurbished or refinished with a color and look approximating the original finish. Trim and ornamentation are present and in condition 8 or better. The finish also appears in condition 8. Some or all parts are original postwar Lionel items.