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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 5-16-21 OF FRONTIERSMEN, PIONEERS & GENERALS 3

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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 5-16-21 OF FRONTIERSMEN, PIONEERS & GENERALS 3
Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:07 PM

OF FRONTIERSMEN, PIONEERS AND GENERALS 3
56 WORDS

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. Continuing on with the “(_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _) Generals” of 1959-60, the No. 2528WS set included (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) versions of the cars highlighted in part 2, plus the No. 1877 flatcar with (_ _ _ _ _ _).
  2. Also available for separate sale, the Nos. 1876 mail-baggage and 1875W (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) cars had the same Western & (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) lettering in (_ _ _ _ _) as their O-27 cousins.  And like the No. 1866, the 1876 U. S. (_ _ _ _) car had the beautiful eagle and (_ _ _ _ _ _) decal centered on it’s simulated (_ _ _ _) sides.
  3. The best car was the 1875W.  The 1862T and 1872T tenders were far too small to house Lionel’s (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _), so engineers in the design department elected to install one in the (_ _ _ _ _) instead.  For $17.95, or 164.73 in 2021 dollars, this great car could also be added to the (_ _ _ _ _) O-27 sets (2 cataloged, 1 from (_ _ _ _ _)) also produced in 1959.
  4. Not illustrated in Lionel’s (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) catalog was the No. 1875 car.  Mentioned in the text, this was the (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) version of the 1875W priced at $10 less.  Virtually identical, this car did not need the special opaque window (_ _ _ _ _ _) with “(_ _ _ _ _) holes” cut into it.
  5. Not a “ready-to-run” set, (_ _ _ _ _ _) No. 2528WS included plenty of sections of (_ _ _ _ _ - _) track for it’s $49.95 ($458.40) price tag, but no (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).  The No. 1872 loco could also be purchased separately for $25 ($229.43).
  6. The most sought-after (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) outfit is the mysterious and legendary X-507NA of 1960.  Originally thought to be the 79N09666 Sears set, the “(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) General” outfit was actually ordered by the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _’) Service Council.
  7. Painted black and (_ _ _ _ _ _) with gold lettering, the No. 1882-25 was mechanically identical to the No. 1862 loco of 1959.  Lacking the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) of the No. 1872, the 1882-25 has ample power to pull the three cars included with the 7,300 sets produced for “Gifts (_ _ _ _ _ _)”, the D.S.C.’s catalog of (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) items.
  8. The No. 1866-25 W&A Mail-(_ _ _ _ _ _ _) car was identical to the regular production (_ _ _ _ _), but the other two cars in the set were unique.  Plus, the (_ _ _) for the included No. 963-100 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Set differed from the usual item in that it had a cool (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _) illustration on the top.
  9. And while the regular No. 963 set of (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) items was included in the No. 79N09666 Sears promotional outfit, the (_ _ _ _) No. 1885-25 coach was not.  Since the Sears illustration was in black & white, many a (_ _ _ _ _ _) collector assumed that Sears sold the “Halloween General”.
  10. But, the other major difference between the two promotional outfits (and the No. 1800 Frontier Gift Pack) relates to the No. 1887-25 flatcar with horses.  The (_ _ _ _ _ _) fence sections included with this brown car were only produced for the 7,300 examples of this set.
  11. Outfit No. 1644 added a fun new car for the 1862 4-4-0 to pull; the No. 3370 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _ _ _) car.  Cutting openings in the roof of a standard 9” (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) allowed figures to bob up and down as if they were shooting at one another.
  12. Lettered in yellow for the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) & Atlantic and (_ _ _ _ _) (_ _ _ _ _), the green No. 3370 had a (_ _ _) on one axle that let the two figures seesaw up and down.  Examples included in set No. 1644 have (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _) trucks not the (_ _ _) type installed on separate sale cars produced later.  The rest of the No. 1644 set was the same as the No. 1612 set (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) in 1959 & 60.
  13. In 1962 the 1862 General took on a new role in Lionelville as the motive power for the new No. 12502 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)-Rider.  You probably could expect that the 4-4-0 would come boxed with the Nos. 1865, 1866 & 1877 cars, but few would expect the No. 3376-150.
  14. Depicted as a (_ _ _ _) car in the catalog, the more commonly green operating (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) car let Lionel advertise outfit No. 12502 as a “frontier (_ _ _ _ _ _) train”.
  15. The final General set of the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) era was the No. 13036 Super “O” 6-Unit “(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _)” Steam Outfit priced at $59.95 in 1962 ($529.94 today).  On the point was the deluxe No. 1872 model with (_ _ _ _ _), working headlight and MagneTraction.
  16. The catalog illustration showed the four car set as including a (_ _ _) No. 6445 Fort (_ _ _ _) Gold (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) car instead of a (_ _ _ _ _ _) one plus the Nos. 3370, 1875W and 1876 models in what Lionel called “The Finest of the (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _)”.

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Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:44 PM

OF FRONTIERSMEN, PIONEERS AND GENERALS 3
56 WORDS

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. Continuing on with the “(FIVE - STAR) Generals” of 1959-60, the No. 2528WS set included (ILLUMINATED) versions of the cars highlighted in part 2, plus the No. 1877 flatcar with (HORSES).
  2. Also available for separate sale, the Nos. 1876 mail-baggage and 1875W (PASSENGER) cars had the same Western & (ATLANTIC) lettering in (BROWN) as their O-27 cousins.  And like the No. 1866, the 1876 U. S. (MAIL) car had the beautiful eagle and (SHIELD) decal centered on it’s simulated (WOOD) sides.
  3. The best car was the 1875W.  The 1862T and 1872T tenders were far too small to house Lionel’s (AIR - WHISTLE), so engineers in the design department elected to install one in the (COACH) instead.  For $17.95, or 164.73 in 2021 dollars, this great car could also be added to the (THREE) O-27 sets (2 cataloged, 1 from (SEARS)) also produced in 1959.
  4. Not illustrated in Lionel’s (CONSUMER) catalog was the No. 1875 car.  Mentioned in the text, this was the (NON - WHISTLING) version of the 1875W priced at $10 less.  Virtually identical, this car did not need the special opaque window (INSERT) with “(SOUND) holes” cut into it.
  5. Not a “ready-to-run” set, (OUTFIT) No. 2528WS included plenty of sections of (SUPER - O) track for it’s $49.95 ($458.40) price tag, but no (TRANSFORMER).  The No. 1872 loco could also be purchased separately for $25 ($229.43).
  6. The most sought-after (GENERAL) outfit is the mysterious and legendary X-507NA of 1960.  Originally thought to be the 79N09666 Sears set, the “(HALLOWEEN) General” outfit was actually ordered by the (DRUGGISTS’) Service Council.
  7. Painted black and (ORANGE) with gold lettering, the No. 1882-25 was mechanically identical to the No. 1862 loco of 1959.  Lacking the (MAGNETRACTION) of the No. 1872, the 1882-25 has ample power to pull the three cars included with the 7,300 sets produced for “Gifts (GALORE)”, the D.S.C.’s catalog of (PROMOTIONAL) items.
  8. The No. 1866-25 W&A Mail-(BAGGAGE) car was identical to the regular production (MODEL), but the other two cars in the set were unique.  Plus, the (BOX) for the included No. 963-100 (FRONTIER) Set differed from the usual item in that it had a cool (LOG - CABIN) illustration on the top.
  9. And while the regular No. 963 set of (PLASTICVILLE) items was included in the No. 79N09666 Sears promotional outfit, the (BLUE) No. 1885-25 coach was not.  Since the Sears illustration was in black & white, many a (LIONEL) collector assumed that Sears sold the “Halloween General”.
  10. But, the other major difference between the two promotional outfits (and the No. 1800 Frontier Gift Pack) relates to the No. 1887-25 flatcar with horses.  The (YELLOW) fence sections included with this brown car were only produced for the 7,300 examples of this set.
  11. Outfit No. 1644 added a fun new car for the 1862 4-4-0 to pull; the No. 3370 (SHERIFF) and (OUTLAW) car.  Cutting openings in the roof of a standard 9” (STOCKCAR) allowed figures to bob up and down as if they were shooting at one another.
  12. Lettered in yellow for the (WESTERN) & Atlantic and (WELLS) (FARGO), the green No. 3370 had a (CAM) on one axle that let the two figures seesaw up and down.  Examples included in set No. 1644 have (ARCH - BAR) trucks not the (AAR) type installed on separate sale cars produced later.  The rest of the No. 1644 set was the same as the No. 1612 set ( CATALOGED) in 1959 & 60.
  13. In 1962 the 1862 General took on a new role in Lionelville as the motive power for the new No. 12502 (PRAIRIE)-Rider.  You probably could expect that the 4-4-0 would come boxed with the Nos. 1865, 1866 & 1877 cars, but few would expect the No. 3376-150.
  14. Depicted as a (BLUE) car in the catalog, the more commonly green operating (GIRAFFE) car let Lionel advertise outfit No. 12502 as a “frontier (CIRCUS) train”.
  15. The final General set of the (POSTWAR) era was the No. 13036 Super “O” 6-Unit “(PLAINSMAN)” Steam Outfit priced at $59.95 in 1962 ($529.94 today).  On the point was the deluxe No. 1872 model with (SMOKE), working headlight and MagneTraction.
  16. The catalog illustration showed the four car set as including a (RED) No. 6445 Fort (XNOX) Gold (RESERVE) car instead of a (SILVER) one plus the Nos. 3370, 1875W and 1876 models in what Lionel called “The Finest of the (OLD - TIMERS)”.

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