This train set was given to my grandfather for Christmas in 1928. It was passed on to my uncle in the 1990s. It then sat in a box until 2013 when he gave it to me. I did not open the box until yesterday.
I set it up and it runs fine. It didn't take any more than 20 minutes to set it up at which point it runs smoothly and works pretty well considering the set is 93 years old. The transformer has a built in rheostat and several voltage options though it seems to run best on the #2 voltage option and rheostat on the 1st contact. Otherwise it runs too slow and stops or runs too fast.I have not tried the included separate external rheostat. Using that would probably give more precise speed control and range. It also includes a street lamp which I have not tested but looks like it's in very good condition.
Also includes pages from the original manual but they are very worn and falling apart. The tracks seem to all be in good condition, clean and straight, a few areas could use 1/8 of fine tuning but the track went together very easily and works fine. Could probably be made a bit smoother with some minor adjustments using needle nose pliers etc. And/or by screwing down to a table or piece of plywood.
Youtube videos of this set in operation. If you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures let me know.The item "1920s Classic Era Vintage Lionel complete Train Set with original boxes" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives".
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