Lionel pw-6808

FLATCAR WITH USMC TWO GUN TANK AND SEARCHLIGHT TRUCK LOADS ***RARITY 4***

 

Built 1958-59. Red, unpainted plastic body with "LIONEL" and the number, 6809, heat stamped in white on each side. Features two loads, both USMC military units made by Pyro Plastics. An unpainted black plastic bracket secures the loads to the body of the flatcar. The tank, which has two guns on top and a rotating turret, is held down by a band, not the black bracket. The loads are why this flatcar is so valuable because they are often either missing or replaced by reproductions. The real loads have the Pyro Plastics symbol molded into the plastic on the underside. This symbol is a triangle inside of a circle. In the triangle, "PYRO" is written in decreasing size from the P to the O. The original loads are difficult to find completely intact. Part or all of the searchlight and tank guns are usually broken.

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