China Lionel Factory

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Posted by Payitforward on Monday, May 07, 2018 4:17 PM

stumbled upon it.  :)

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Posted by Payitforward on Monday, May 07, 2018 4:23 PM

I see. But a numbered engine should represent a year produced. If a 247 was originated in say 52 how can they justify calling it a 247 in 1980?  Just asking. Seems terribly dishonest to me. The 1980 value is nill compared to a 1952 value. Vintage is what you pay for or at least I do.  Thanks for your imput. Just wondering how they justify this.

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Posted by cwburfle on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:17 AM

It's a Lionel. Not really a knock-off, but a re-pop.

Call it what you will.
As illustrated by the post above, the practice is deceptive and leads to confusion.

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Posted by Payitforward on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 8:32 AM

Thank you. I have been looking for shows and found one.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 5:31 PM

Payitforward

Thank you. I have been looking for shows and found one.

 

Great!  You'll have a ball, I always do!  And if it's a BIG show prepare to be a bit overwhelmed when you walk in the door.  It'll be all right, just take a deep breath...

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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:01 PM

Wow, my last post on this thread was 13 years ago. My then 3 year old turns 16 in a month. Glad you are enjoying your hunt for Lionel trains, Payitforward!

Doug Murphy 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...' Henry V.

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Posted by Payitforward on Friday, May 25, 2018 7:22 PM

Thank you and enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.

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