ULTRA-RARE VINTAGE Lionel OO Gauge 1938 Presentation Case with Complete Hudson Set
ULTRA-RARE VINTAGE Lionel OO Gauge 1938 Presentation Case w/ Complete Hudson 5342 Set. In 1938 Lionel introduced their first OO gauge trains featuring the miniature version of the O scale 5344 Lionel Hudson. The OO Hudson number 5342 was a scale replica of the O gauge locomotive right down to a miniature draw bar pin and chain that connected the locomotive to the tender.
After the war ended Lionel resumed production of model trains and the OO line was discontinued. This 1938 presentation set is in remarkable condition considering it is 81 years of age. Please refer to the photos which clearly show the excellent condition of the set and presentation case. The case has some wear on the corners and handle and the original Lionel graphics on the inside of the lid are crisp. All being considered the case is solid.The Locomotive runs and is near perfect. There are no missing or broken parts although, there is a slight bend in the cab shield on the fireman's side. The cars have some normal wear but are complete with no missing parts. The track is in excellent condition, the terminal section has a chip out of one corner. This does not affect the connection of the track or the operation. Again, please see the photos. All in all, this set is in C7+ condition.
It is not known how many of these 1938 presentation sets were produced for Lionel salesman. I have been told by high level Lionel collectors that these presentation sets are.Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The item "ULTRA-RARE VINTAGE Lionel OO Gauge 1938 Presentation Case with Complete Hudson Set" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\OO Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "al405" and is located in Tappan, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Vintage (Y/N): Yes
- Year: 1938
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Gauge: OO
- Brand: Lionel
- Grading: C-7 Excellent