Lionel 2-4-2 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WITH SMOKE AND MECHANICAL SOUND OF STEAM TENDER

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Lionel 2-4-2 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WITH SMOKE AND MECHANICAL SOUND OF STEAM TENDER
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 16, 2006 2:57 PM

I found this old lionel engine and tender that i had gotten when i was 3 years old.  The paper with it has part number 70-8214-250.  I am now 28 so this Loco is at least 25 years old, and still works.  Can anyone give me some info on it.  Engine number 8214 and tender has Pennsylvania on the side.  How much could this be worth?  And when was it exactly made?

 

Thanks

 

JB

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Posted by mpzpw3 on Saturday, December 16, 2006 4:16 PM

According to Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains 1970-1991, volume 1, Motive Power and Rolling Stock, your 8214 Pennsylvania 2-4-2, was built in 1982-1983. It has a die-cast metal body, headlight, AC/DC motor, electronic e-unit, and mechanical sound of steam. The book states a value of $60.00, but remember, that was 1991. You could probably expect $40.00 for it, if someone wanted it. 

 I have my Dad's old scout set with a 1110 engine, that I would be lucky to get $25.00 for, but it's value to me is much greater. The same probably holds true with your engine.

Clean it up and play with it again!!

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Posted by 1688torpedo on Saturday, December 16, 2006 7:04 PM
Hello JB & Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the forum!   Your #8214 is one of the last engines of its type to be made from the original prewar #1684 Tooling that Lionel used for many years to produce the smaller diecast & (plastic) versions of this engine. after 1982, The Tooling was modified to make a somewhat elongated (Longer) Engine & some detail was also added. After Richard Kughn took over Lionel in 1986 The old tooling was worn out & new tooling made & some of the newer versions made in the late 80's- early 90's had a Feedwater Heater on top-Just above the headlight. Some Collector's refer to this as a Brow as that is what it would look like on the face of the engine! Also, some had handrails as a added detail in the early 90's & the wheel configuration was changed from a 2-4-2 Columbia to a 4-4-2 Atlantic configuration around 1983 as a result of the elongated change to the tooling in those years. Hope this info helps & take care.Smile [:)]
Keith Woodworth........Seat Belts save lives,Please drive safely.
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Posted by Chris F on Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:02 AM
Greenberg's 2005 price guide lists the 8214 for $55 in excellent condition, $65 in new condition.  These values represent prices obtained at train shows.  I suspect eBay pricing would be all over the place, but usually lower.
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Posted by 1971Titan on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:12 PM

JB:

I own an 8214 that I bought for my sone around 1986. It no longer goes forward, only backwards. I was told that the pc board inside is malfunctioning and they don't make the part anymore. They're on e-bay for more than $60, but price is dependent upon how much someone wants the product. You can buy a brand new Lionel 2-4-2 for around $80

 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:14 PM

1971Titan
...I was told that the pc board inside is malfunctioning and they don't make the part anymore. They're on e-bay for more than $60...

They are $22.50 at The Train Tender.

Rob

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