Lionel Coal Tender - HELP!?!?!

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Lionel Coal Tender - HELP!?!?!
Posted by sandielf on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:09 AM

Ok, so my FIL was recently talking about his Lionel train set and mentioned the only one he needed was the coal tender. I went on ebay and found quite a few... so many in fact that i'm now completely lost!  Which coal tender would be the best to get? O model's, post or pre-war? There are so many!!!!!  1689T, o/o-27 257t, O gauge slope.... it goes on and on! 

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Posted by Roger Carp on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:48 PM

Hello sandielf,

 

Please contact me at Classic Toy Trains so I can help you.

 

Sincerely,

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:50 PM

Please tell us the number on the engine, that way we can suggest the best ones. also as another help so we are sure please include the number on one of the cars so we can tell if it's prewar or post war

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Posted by rrswede on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:51 PM

Welcome to the Forum.

The best way to narrow down your choices is to first identify your FIL's locomotive. Typically the Lionel locomotive number would be affixed to each side of the locomotive cab. A Google search of Lionel, along with the locomotive number, will, in most instances, present several sites, one of which will generally indicate the proper tender.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:47 PM

Welcome aboard!

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Posted by sandielf on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:58 AM

Thank you!!!  Thanks for the reply and help! We are going to see if we can find it without involving him. Was hoping it would be a surprise. 

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Posted by rrswede on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:43 AM

Don't forget to come back to the Forum and let us know if you find what you are seeking or if you would like additional assistance.

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