cop and hobo car #3357

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cop and hobo car #3357
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 5:58 PM
I was in the process of restoring an old cop and hobo car #3357 seems I'm missing the whole top platform and up. I wondered if anyone knew the mechanics of how it operated. I also wondered if there is a publication that reproduced the instruction sheet with it. I tried Greenburg's repair manual 1945-1969 and found a page with an exploded view of the car but there wasn't the usual narrative with this one.
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Posted by Algonquin on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 9:10 PM
Hi David,

Greenberg's "Lionel Postwar Operating Instructions with Layout Plans" gives two pages with diagrams and instuction for operation and repair.

Email me directly if you need additional information at: pignat@gateway.net

Tim P

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 05, 2001 12:42 PM
Thanks Tim,

I found the book. One note to add though. It looks like Greenberg stopped publishing the book sometime ago. I would bet its worth its weight in gold since it describes all the operations of the old Lionel items. What's the book worth at current market???
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Posted by Algonquin on Sunday, May 06, 2001 8:17 PM
Hi Dave,

A lot of these type books are currently out of publication. Most can still be found at trains shows and hobby shops. I picked up and MPC era parts book a month ago on a business trip. I had some time before my flight, found a hobby shop in the area listed in CTT and they had a copy.

I would imagine Kalmbach will re-publish it when they is a high enough demand for it. I paid list price for the book in the store. It had been there for some time. You are right though, they are worth there weigt in gold.

Regards,

Tim

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