Lionel pw-773-64

1964 HUDSON

 

  • 4-6-4 New York Central type Hudson in 1:48 scale. White rubber stamped cab number, hinged boiler front, ornamental movable bell, ornamental whistle and turbo generator, and hexagonal flagstaffs on the pilot beam, wire handrails, unique spoked drivers with full complement of driving hardware. Die-cast pilot and trailing trucks, three position E unit engaged or disengaged from brushplate assembly, lighted, smoke
  • The 773 was the grandchild of the more detailed prewar 700E and 763 and was designed to run on 31 inch diamater O gauge track. It is a scale size model of the NYC's famous Hudson
  • The 773 was first manufactured in 1950, and again in 1964 and 1965 and possibly 1966. The 1950 model has smaller rubber stamped numbers 773 compared to the 64 and 65 models
  • 1950 models had a steam chest extension (alternatively called a steam cylinder with slide valve guide). This was not on the 64/65 models
  • 1950 Models came with a 2426W large die cast tender. 64 and 65 models used 2046W type tenders with plastic tops and plastic trucks
  • These tenders were numbered 736W (usually with Lionel Lines or Pennsylvania Markings) or 773W (usually with NYC markings. Some people say the 736's were 1964 production, and the 773 tenders 1965 production
  • The tenders were made in Japan and the Japanese mounted the 'water scoop' backwards, facing to the the rear. The scoop is easily reversed.

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