434-30218 All The Polar Express Accessories: Lion Chief Information: Distinct frequencies available for different Lion Chief locomotives allow for multiple remote engines to run at the same time.
Founded by Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1900, Lionel Model Trains are one of the most beloved of all the model train brands.
He envisioned father and son bonding through his model trains, and a Lionel layout became a staple in living rooms across the country especially during Christmas time.
As model train enthusiasts, we are proud to serve all your Lionel Trains brand needs!
Administered by a professional librarian aided by dedicated volunteers, the library's collection of over 500,000 items includes: In addition, the library houses the archives of the Train Collectors Association, with material dating to its founding in 1954. Included are ads by Lionel, Ives, American Flyer as well as lesser known manufacturers such as Dayton Dinky, Delker and Dorfan.
While these sets are favorites among collectors (and particularly among the Lionel Collectors Club of America), children are also big fans of the detailed model trains.
A variety of trains have been created in the over 100 years that the Lionel company has been in existence, and many collectors are particularly interested in dating these train sets. Generally, the model number will contain four digits, and it will be located on the bottom or right side of the Lionel train.
1931-33 and base this on the original wheels that were found on the set, which were orange painted steam engine wheels with the gear hub for mounting steel gears, which in turn were used on American Flyer steam engines in 1930-1931 and used on late electric box cab and steeple cab motors.
Macy's uncataloged Lionel sets are known for either being red or green, so it is of no surprise that the American Flyer Macy's set is red.
A very special library, it is open to all visitors, and houses a unique collection of information on the history and characteristics of toy trains in the United States and elsewhere. As such, we safeguard a cultural and commercial heritage of toy trains, and the industry that produced them.
Researchers are encouraged to call ahead, and to note the open hours information at the left. They are a terrific resource for researchers in toy train history.
Locate the model number in an established train collector's guide, such as TM's Lionel Price & Rarity Guide (two volumes) and Greenberg's Pocket Price Guide to Lionel Trains.