Lionel 8690 Trolley and 6-9154 tank car

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Lionel 8690 Trolley and 6-9154 tank car
Posted by trains2353 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 10:52 AM

Picked these up for a good price. Trolley runs good but has melt in roof, missing pole assy, and missing blue bumpers. I have a 60 trolley roof in nice shape and a trolley pole assy somewhere. Will they work on the 8690? All I have to do is paint the roof blue. Blue bumpers are available. There is also a blue 8690 roof on ebay.

The 6-9154 is all there except the tank car dome cover or hatch. Anyone have an idea where to get one? Or make one out of a bottle cap?



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Posted by cwburfle on Sunday, September 03, 2017 2:38 PM

Why repaint a nice postwar Lionel #60 trolley roof if you can get the correct blue roof from EBay at a reasonable price?
You might end up with a postwar trolley that needs a roof.

By the way, most of the parts that are available on EBay can be purchased directly from one of the many Lionel parts dealers at a lower price.

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Posted by trains2353 on Monday, September 04, 2017 8:10 AM

The OE trolley pole and clip appear to be the same as the 60 trolley.

You are correct; the red roof I have is in good shape and does have the heat reflector on it. The Train Tender has a repo red roof for $8, but till I buy the paint I'll have $12 or more in it. So I'll get the OE blue one.

Is the "chrome"6-9154 tank car MPC?

And, thanks for the good advise.

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