Lionel ho gauge

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Lionel ho gauge
Posted by mudcreek183 on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:58 AM

 Hi new to the forum.Last week my wife picked up a box of ho train at a yard sale most of them were Lionel.Question 1 were these ever reviewed in Model Railroader magazine.Question 2 they are fronm the early 60's how colectable are they one set is #14203 from what I found in a old catalog. Thanks for any help

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Posted by thesiding on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:19 PM

You got a set from 1964  the Santa Fe Diesel with horn not sure if the loco is geared or rubber band drive

 

Had a helicopter launching car as well

Some Lionel Ho pieces are quite collectable particularly the rivorassi pieces and warly Athearn Boxed

Parts are VERY hard to come by and when they surface they can be expensive

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Posted by Banks on Friday, April 14, 2017 8:03 PM

First. ...

Welcome to the forum. Stop by the Coffee Pot and say hello. Don't be put off by the few that tell you you're in the wrong forum cause you're HO

 

I am one of the few HO guys here. My primary interest is Gilbert HO. Also known as Flyer HO.

I also buy Lionel, Mantua, Revell and anything else from the late 50s, early 60s that strikes my fancy

I agree some Lionel HO is very collectable.  Haven't studied it enough to know what's what. I buy what I  like that is cheap and in running condition.

I hang out here cause most of these guys treat their trains more as toys rather than rivet counting.

  Besides that they're nice guy's

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Posted by mudcreek183 on Saturday, April 15, 2017 3:25 PM

 Thank for the wecome and info.I will be back with more question about these trains.Thanks again

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, April 15, 2017 6:44 PM

Banks
I agree some Lionel HO is very collectable. Haven't studied it enough to know what's what.

Made all the harder by the fact that a lot of books on Lionel trains ignore the HO line.  I have only one book in my collection that outlines the pre-wwII OO gauge line and most of them only mention that Lionel produced HO between the 50's and 80's.  Funny, considering one of the most valuable Lionel sets you can own was the 2555W "Father and Son" set that featured similar O and HO sets.

And yes, we tend to keep the rivet counting to a minimum!  Big Smile  Welcome Aboard!

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Posted by mudcreek183 on Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:14 AM

Thank for all the help

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Posted by thesiding on Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:41 AM
Greenburg books put out a few HO guides
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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:24 PM

The 2555W set is one very nice set, that came out in 1960. a Lot of the HO set thou actually followed the O/O27 sets with minor differences usually a engine. as they had exploding boxcar, rocket firing car, Helo launching car,  just to mention a couple. And in there original boxes with the inserts can bring a premium on some of those sets, especially with some type of operating car. 

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