Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/15/22 10:30 a.m.

so, I have a this. This is the last remaining piece of my dad's (then mine, then theoretically my kids except my ex sucks, so I gave it to SBF instead, because I'll never use it) train set. I've always been told this car is relatively special, but I dont know much. I do know it's at LEAST 40 years old, I'm 42 and this thing has been around as long as I can remember, and I suspect it is much older. I'm not trying to be a value but if it's worth more than it should be I'll probably store it a little nicer than I do now. What exactly am I looking at, why was my dad stoked on it when I was super young, and now what do I do with it? 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/15/22 10:38 a.m.

Animated cop and robber gondola. 1957-59. The figures are on a belt that moves around and around allowing the cop to chase the robber.

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Ebay lists them at about $50 ish with the box and in working order. I'd keep it. If it works, should work with any set.

slefain
slefain PowerDork
2/15/22 10:39 a.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/15/22 10:41 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

He was probably excited because the cop chases the hobo around.  
 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kqdm9778Q8g

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
2/15/22 10:44 a.m.

Doesn't look to be worth a ton of money (maybe like $60-$80 since you have the box?) but the police officer chases the hobo around the car when it's in motion which is pretty dang neat.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/15/22 11:46 a.m.

Well, that was easy. Cool to know it's that old. 

llysgennad
llysgennad Reader
2/15/22 1:04 p.m.

Great, now I'm off to ebay...

trigun7469
trigun7469 UltraDork
2/15/22 1:37 p.m.

What is the Erie reference? to the Lake, City, or G.E. Locomotive? 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/15/22 2:23 p.m.

Lionel puts the build date right on the car--Feb. 1957 in your case.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/15/22 2:27 p.m.
trigun7469 said:

What is the Erie reference? to the Lake, City, or G.E. Locomotive? 

Erie Railroad.  Later (1960) Erie Lackawanna.

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/15/22 2:36 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Lionel puts the build date right on the car--Feb. 1957 in your case.

Neat! So it's one of the older ones of the old ones at that. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/17/22 4:04 a.m.

Got any pics of the rest of the set?

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