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Thank you for looking and offerding! This sale is for anall original1948 Lionel Corporationcatalog # 726LTS Berkshire Steam Locomotive.I think this is the cleanest that I have seen !!!
It doesnt get much better than this!!!Investment
Awesome, low-mileage '48 726 and 2426W whistle tender with boxes. Includesinserts, inspection slips, Kimpak wrap, lined paper, smoke pellets, plunger, instruction sheet, smoke pellet notice and lubricant tube.
I want you to notice the originality, completenessand cleanliness of this piece. It is truly stunning! Quality is the only way to describe this lot. Although not perfect it comes very close. I took pictures in different light so you could see the fine points. Lets look at some of the details.
The original owner took extra special care while storing this locomotive by following the Lionel instructions to gently rub Lionel Lubricant on the finish to remove smoke pellet deposits.I see onlya handful of rubs and paint loss onthe typical high points of the locomotive and tender.Some black oxide loos on the steam chest ---engineer's side (see photo).
On the inside you will notice the originality of the internal components---eunit, motor, smoke unit and cloth wires. The only wires that were replaced were the headlight and tender roller wires.
Operationally the locomotive runs like its new, reverses and smokes well. The tender whistles perfectly. The automatic coupler works just fine also. Although you will probably not run this piece I wanted to fully evaluate the operational characteristics of this fine set.
Boxes are commensurate with age and show some toning and rubs. I would rate the engine and tender outer boxes with a full C8 to C8+ condition.A small water spot on the engine box on one inner flap and outside near the tape. The tender box has clear tape on one hinge of an end flap. The inserts are nearly perfect.Kimpak for the locomotive is fine. Paper wrap for the tender has a stain on one end. Pellets are the 1947 issue clear bottle. Lubricant tube and plunger, inspection slips and instructions as shown. All period correct and original.
You will not be dissapointed with this set. Other examples have sold for a much higher price, on and at live sale.
Good luck to you if you offer on this original Lionelitem. Please feel free to ask any questions about this listing.
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Thanks for looking and offerding !!! Sincerely, paper…train