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Question about a die cast boiler I found in my parts stash.m
Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 6:32 PM

Found this Lionel X-1110 diecast boiler I found in my stash .Why the strange number?The underside of the boiler is marked "Made in Macao and Lionel Trains Incorporated Chesterfield, Mich and the number 12146.   

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 6:33 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 6:34 PM

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 7:32 PM

There was an 1110 steamer in the scout series.  Maybe someone renumbered this (probably) 80's loco to pay tribute to their long lost childhood train set.  Lionel also used the "X" designation to indicate a model that was different in some way from the normal production examples.  (Usually for promotional purposes but not always.)  Maybe the previous owner knew that as well.

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Posted by El Fixes Things on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:04 PM

Never seen one of these before! I've seen and heard of equipment with the X suffix... but in my memory, I think I've only ever seen it on boxes, or for numbers stamped on the underside of some cars with sheet metal frames (like whistle tenders). I have absolutely no clue why a locomotive would be numbered X1110, not that it carries any weight but I don't believe Lionel ever made an X1110. And with the shell clearly not being from the era of the original 1110, I'm coming to the same conclusion as Becky- someone custom decorated it. But again, first time I'm seeing that number, I'm very curious if this is indeed based on something Lionel really sold, or if it's purely the invention of whoever painted this loco. Regardless, I think it's pretty interesting. Sometimes an orphan shell can be a thing of wonder!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:13 PM

Weird number for sure!,a real head scratcher!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:39 PM

Has green marker jewels and a headwater feeder.  

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:01 PM

In the same box I found an Ertl 1/18 68 Chevelle!   

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:30 PM

philo426

Found this Lionel X-1110 diecast boiler...



Nothing special or odd here. This is from the 1996 11910 "Lionel Lines" set.


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Posted by El Fixes Things on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:07 PM

Thanks for the clarification Rob. Any idea why Lionel opted to number this locomotive X1110 purchance?
The whole set looks like some weird, almost-but-not-quite tribute to scout sets- the cars all seem to say 'scout' on them, but then the equipment (aside from the 9700 boxcar) all carries seemingly random postwar-esque numbers. Strange.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Thursday, January 12, 2023 6:43 AM

El Fixes Things
Any idea...?

Lionel had new owners in 1996. A look through that 1st LLC catalog shows a real mish-mosh of ideas.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, January 12, 2023 7:39 AM

Thanks for the info!

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Posted by palallin on Friday, January 13, 2023 7:06 AM

philo426

In the same box I found an Ertl 1/18 68 Chevelle!  

 

 

Now, THAT pic makes me salivate!  I owned one of those for a while,a nd I kick myself everytime I think that I sold it.  A great car with a very strong 307 that I could make bark the tires when the Powerglide uopshifted.

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, January 13, 2023 7:48 AM

palallin
 philo426

In the same box I found an Ertl 1/18 68 Chevelle!   

Now, THAT pic makes me salivate!  I owned one of those for a while,a nd I kick myself everytime I think that I sold it.  A great car with a very strong 307 that I could make bark the tires when the Powerglide uopshifted. 

Know the feeling, I had a 67 mustang fastback with the 289 high performance engine. Sold it for $3000 in 79 now worth well over $100,000 but who knew then.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 13, 2023 10:08 AM

smokey1
Know the feeling, I had a 67 mustang fastback with the 289 high performance engine. Sold it for $3000 in 79 now worth well over $100,000 but who knew then.

Hey, there were guys in my high school senior class in 1971 driving '57 Chevys who didn't keep them long after they got jobs making good money.  Back then they weren't classics yet, they were bombs!  But who knew?

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, January 13, 2023 11:47 AM

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