Airplane car imitation

Airplane car imitation

Post by Maccyb » Fri, 23 Dec 1994 23:52:39



I have an old Lionel 027 Airplane Carrier No. 6800
Recently somebody told me that it is an imitation of the original version.
Can somebody please tell me if there is a way to check the airplane and
car to verify the authenticity?
Details are as follows:
Car is a Red Flatcar with Lionel printed in white and the number 6800
The airplane has folding wings and a "V" shaped tail.
The underside of the fuselage says:
No. 6800-60 Airplane
New York N.Y.
Made in U.S. of America
Color is Black and Yellow

I have a 1959 catalog that has a car No. 6800 with the same airplane
Also, I have a 1962 Lionel Accessory catalog that lists the car as No.
6500
The plane looks identical to mine. The only difference to me is that the
1962 Airplane has balck numbers on the wings "N2742B" on the wings. The
1959 does not show the numbers in the picture in the catalog. Colors on
the airplane do seem to match the catalogs.
Thanks, Mac***

 
 
 

Airplane car imitation

Post by Bruce Batt » Wed, 28 Dec 1994 11:02:23



Quote:

>I have an old Lionel 027 Airplane Carrier No. 6800
>Recently somebody told me that it is an imitation of the original version.
>Can somebody please tell me if there is a way to check the airplane and
>car to verify the authenticity?
>Details are as follows:
>Car is a Red Flatcar with Lionel printed in white and the number 6800
>The airplane has folding wings and a "V" shaped tail.
>The underside of the fuselage says:
>No. 6800-60 Airplane
>New York N.Y.
>Made in U.S. of America
>Color is Black and Yellow

>I have a 1959 catalog that has a car No. 6800 with the same airplane
>Also, I have a 1962 Lionel Accessory catalog that lists the car as No.
>6500
>The plane looks identical to mine. The only difference to me is that the
>1962 Airplane has balck numbers on the wings "N2742B" on the wings. The
>1959 does not show the numbers in the picture in the catalog. Colors on
>the airplane do seem to match the catalogs.
>Thanks, Mac***

For your 6800-60, if the plane does not have "The LIONEL Corporation"
after the "No. 6800-60", if is a reproduction.  The difference between
the 6500 plane and the 6800 plane is that the 6500 plane has four rivets
where the wing attaches to the plnae, where the 6800 has three.  The 6800
planes were black anbd yellow, while the 6500 planes were red and white.

Hope this helps,

Bruce