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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 9-19-21 SCOUT SALUTE! PART 4

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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 9-19-21 SCOUT SALUTE! PART 4
Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, September 18, 2021 5:31 PM

SCOUT SALUTE!  PART 4
60 WORDS

  1. It’s interesting how a handful of (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and just four (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) cars produced over a few short years have influenced the entire (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) that they were manufactured in.  Especially considering that century was almost half over before they appeared.
  2. But more than the Lionel - (_ _ _ _), Lionel (_ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _) Line trains that came before World War 2, the Lionel (_ _ _ _ _) sets changed irrevocably our view of what is and what isn’t a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) set component.  Or at least, since this is a puzzle not a doctorate thesis, what should be in the eyes of many a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).
  3. In 1948 there were just four (_ _ _ _) equipped with the new (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) coupler.  Start with the No. 1002 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _).  Molded in either black or (_ _ _ _) plastic and left (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), the 8 inch car was identical to it’s O and O27 siblings except for decoration and the use of scout (_ _ _ _ _ _) and couplers.  The No. 1002, like the O27 2452X (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) lacked the (_ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _) found on the O Gauge 2452.
  4. But don’t confuse the “Scout” 1002 gons with the three uncataloged cars manufactured in 1950 of the same number.  Painted (_ _ _), (_ _ _ _ _ _) or yellow, these cars came only to (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) who purchased the new D-27 “Lionel Train (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _)” layout for $80 ($567.57 in 2021).  A complete set of these cars is (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) pieces by the way, as that’s the number of unloaded models that accompanied the No. 2035 steamer with (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).
  5. The Nos. 6012 of 1951 and 6032 of 52 continued to use the same (_ _ _ _) used on the 1002, however the 6012 has (_ _ _ - _ _ _) trucks.  The 6032 did use the scout truck, but came equipped with (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) couplers same as the 6012.  In 1959 a new (_ _ _ _) was created for the (_ _ _ _ _) inch gondola And the “true” scout gon passed into history.
  6. (_ _ _ _) is the only color a No. 1005 (_ _ _ _ _ _) tank car came in.  However the lettering can be (_ _ _ _ _ _) or dark blue, both being equal in value.  The 1005’s (_ _ _ _ _) frame was initially (_ _ _ _ _ _ _), but later on it was (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) blackened.  Cars made prior to 1949 also had (_ _ _ _ _) on the corners of the frame.
  7. In 1952 the scout (_ _ _ _) car switched (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), like the 6032 gondola, but retained the lower cost trucks.  Made of sheet metal, these “hybrid” or (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _) trucks had metal (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) while the side “panels” were made of (_ _ _ _ _ _ _).
  8. And gray 6035 tank car bodies (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) in 1953 were used in 1954 to produce the (_ _ _ _ _ _) No. 6015 Sunoco.  The body was the same as the 1005, but the 6015 is one of only two (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) cars of this size to have a painted tank.  The other being the No. 6025 (_ _ _ _) which usually rode on (_ _ _) trucks.
  9. More prolific was the X1004 (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _) boxcar.  We often refer to this 8 ½ inch long car as a “(_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _)” boxcar.  But it’s more accurate to say “molded - in door” boxcar.  Counting all (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), this body mold was responsible for 38 cars through 1969.  Most of them sharing the same (_ _ _ _ _ _).
  10. All are (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and a full string of them behind a smallish steamer like a 2037 or 2018 is an impressive sight!  But, an unpainted (_ _ _ _ _) No. 6014 (_ _ _) Filters car and a dark blue almost (_ _ _ _ _ _) No. 6044 (_ _ _ _ _) car will take some searching.  Neither of which hold a candle to the No. 6044-1 (_ _ - _ _ _ _ ‘ _) Nestlé’s car for ability to elude and drain a bank account.
  11. Like the 1002 gondola, the body of the No. 1007 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) predated the introduction of the Scout Line.  And since it was the basis of both low priced and (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) cars (and everything in between) it’s hard to call this car a “Scout car” since it was included in practically every starter freight set in one form or another.  In fact, it wasn’t until 1963 that the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) SP - type cabin cars appeared.
  12. “A Scout is (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)”.  Maybe that’s why Lionel chose the moniker for it’s economical starter sets in 1948.  But, as we saw with prewar locos like the 390E, maybe “Hail (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _)!” is just as appropriate!

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:44 PM

SCOUT SALUTE!  PART 4
60 WORDS

  1. It’s interesting how a handful of (LOCOMOTIVES) and just four (FREIGHT) cars produced over a few short years have influenced the entire (CENTURY) that they were manufactured in.  Especially considering that century was almost half over before they appeared.
  2. But more than the Lionel - (IVES), Lionel (JUNIOR) and (WINNER) Line trains that came before World War 2, the Lionel (SCOUT) sets changed irrevocably our view of what is and what isn’t a (STARTER) set component.  Or at least, since this is a puzzle not a doctorate thesis, what should be in the eyes of many a (COLLECTOR).
  3. In 1948 there were just four (CARS) equipped with the new (MANUMATIC) coupler.  Start with the No. 1002 (GONDOLA).  Molded in either black or (BLUE) plastic and left (UNPAINTED), the 8 inch car was identical to it’s O and O27 siblings except for decoration and the use of scout (TRUCKS) and couplers.  The No. 1002, like the O27 2452X (PENNSYLVANIA) lacked the (BRAKE - WHEELS) found on the O Gauge 2452.
  4. But don’t confuse the “Scout” 1002 gons with the three uncataloged cars manufactured in 1950 of the same number.  Painted (RED), (SILVER) or yellow, these cars came only to (DEALERS) who purchased the new D-27 “Lionel Train (ILLUSION)” layout for $80 ($567.57 in 2021).  A complete set of these cars is (FOURTEEN) pieces by the way, as that’s the number of unloaded models that accompanied the No. 2035 steamer with (MAGNETRACTION).
  5. The Nos. 6012 of 1951 and 6032 of 52 continued to use the same (BODY) used on the 1002, however the 6012 has (BAR - END) trucks.  The 6032 did use the scout truck, but came equipped with (MAGNETIC) couplers same as the 6012.  In 1959 a new (MOLD) was created for the (EIGHT) inch gondola And the “true” scout gon passed into history.
  6. (GRAY) is the only color a No. 1005 (SUNOCO) tank car came in.  However the lettering can be (MEDIUM) or dark blue, both being equal in value.  The 1005’s (METAL) frame was initially (PAINTED), but later on it was (CHEMICALLY) blackened.  Cars made prior to 1949 also had (STEPS) on the corners of the frame.
  7. In 1952 the scout (TANK) car switched (COUPLERS), like the 6032 gondola, but retained the lower cost trucks.  Made of sheet metal, these “hybrid” or (SEMI - SCOUT) trucks had metal (BOLSTERS) while the side “panels” were made of (PLASTIC).
  8. And gray 6035 tank car bodies (MANUFACTURED) in 1953 were used in 1954 to produce the (YELLOW) No. 6015 Sunoco.  The body was the same as the 1005, but the 6015 is one of only two (POSTWAR) cars of this size to have a painted tank.  The other being the No. 6025 (GULF) which usually rode on (AAR) trucks.
  9. More prolific was the X1004 (BABY - RUTH) boxcar.  We often refer to this 8 ½ inch long car as a “(PLUG - DOOR)” boxcar.  But it’s more accurate to say “molded - in door” boxcar.  Counting all (VARIATIONS), this body mold was responsible for 38 cars through 1969.  Most of them sharing the same (NUMBER).
  10. All are (COLLECTABLE) and a full string of them behind a smallish steamer like a 2037 or 2018 is an impressive sight!  But, an unpainted (WHITE) No. 6014 (WIX) Filters car and a dark blue almost (PURPLE) No. 6044 (AIREX) car will take some searching.  Neither of which hold a candle to the No. 6044-1 (MC - CALL ‘ S) Nestlé’s car for ability to elude and drain a bank account.
  11. Like the 1002 gondola, the body of the No. 1007 (CABOOSE) predated the introduction of the Scout Line.  And since it was the basis of both low priced and (PREMIUM) cars (and everything in between) it’s hard to call this car a “Scout car” since it was included in practically every starter freight set in one form or another.  In fact, it wasn’t until 1963 that the (CHEAPEST) SP - type cabin cars appeared.
  12. “A Scout is (THRIFTY)”.  Maybe that’s why Lionel chose the moniker for it’s economical starter sets in 1948.  But, as we saw with prewar locos like the 390E, maybe “Hail (COLUMBIA)!” is just as appropriate!

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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