Norfolk & Western J Class #611

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Norfolk & Western J Class #611
Posted by mech1 on Monday, November 02, 2009 4:08 PM

  Maybe someone can help me with this question. I have 2 different Norfolk & Western J Class #611 and matching tenders, both made by Lionel. One set is very old from the '60s. It has a red stripe. The other I aquired fairly recently (2 yrs. ago) This set has a brown stripe. I'm just wondering if the newer set is also conventional or could it be comand controled. How can I tell? What if any, are the differences between the two?  I know there are very many knowledgeable people here, so I'm hoping someone can help.

Thank you,

Larry

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, November 02, 2009 4:37 PM

mech1

  Maybe someone can help me with this question. I have 2 different Norfolk & Western J Class #611 and matching tenders, both made by Lionel. One set is very old from the '60s. It has a red stripe. The other I aquired fairly recently (2 yrs. ago) This set has a brown stripe. I'm just wondering if the newer set is also conventional or could it be comand controled. How can I tell? What if any, are the differences between the two?  I know there are very many knowledgeable people here, so I'm hoping someone can help.

Thank you,

Larry

I know there are a few made  heres 2 that are conmmand controll is either of these yours

 

6-38026

6-38095

goto lionel.com click on products then click on product finder and add these numbers one by one or type in 611 and afew items will come up but so will both of these

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Posted by Boyd on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:27 AM

 I'd love to see a list of every 3 rail N&W J made. MTH, Williams and I think at least one other company has made them. Plus, overall how many times has Lionel released a N&W J? How many in 027,,, how many in scale?

Back in 82 there was $400 budgeted for me for trains. Carrs hobby in Duluth had the 611 set with 5 passenger cars for $700 but would not sell only the engine and tender. I told my mom it would be easy to sell off the passenger cars. She didn't believe me so that $400 went to our church who had enough money. I easily could have sold the passenger cars and I would still have that 611 J in my collection today.

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