Lionel SP Daylight ???

Lionel SP Daylight ???

Post by john a dalt » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>I'd like to own a Lionel SP Daylight locomotive or engine and a few cars.

>In looking through an older copy of "Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains"
>which I checked out from the library, it shows the prices for the diesel
>engine (#8260 & #8262) to be between $375.00 and $575.00.  Probably even more
>now.

>The one I would really like, the #8307 steam locomotive and tender is shown
>between $1300.00 and $1900.00.  Again, probably even more now.

>The cars are $125.00 apiece.

>I'm brand new to model railroading, but why are the prices so high ?  Simply
>supply and demand ?  Dind't Lionel sell many of these in the early 1980's ?
>The ONE set that I would love to own HAD to be very expensive.      I have heard
>many stories about the SP "Daylighter" from family and friends and they said
>it was quite a kick to ride to around "horse-shoe bend" and up the Cuesta
>Grade which is within 3 miles of where I live and grew-up.

>Did Lionel happen to "re-issue" the SP steam or diesel Daylight after 1983-84
>that can be purchased at a more resonable price ?  I don't need any high-tech
>sounds or controls but I sure would love to have a Lionel SP Daylight running
>on my set-up.

>Any information would be greatly appreciated.

>Thanks, this ***ion, errrr, hobby can be confusing at times.

...Lionel seems to have some competition, price-wise, as you would
suspect...check your local train shop or MR magazine, and note the
different prices on the other brands...

...you might even consider HO guage, which is half the size of
Lionel...the prices are considerably less...

...big john...   :))

 
 
 

Lionel SP Daylight ???

Post by Mark J. Hedg » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00


: Both Lionel and MTH are making the Daylight GS-4 Locomotive this year.
: MTH is pretty much sold out now.  In fact it was sold out before it was
: released.  Lionel's GS-4 Daylight is part of their Heritage 1998 Catalog
: (though the picture in the catalog is incorrect).  The locomotive sells
: for $995.00 and I think is still available.  Nothing in O gauge land
: comes cheap.

: -Brenden

: >
: > I'd like to own a Lionel SP Daylight locomotive or engine and a few cars.
: >
: > In looking through an older copy of "Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains"
: > which I checked out from the library, it shows the prices for the diesel
: > engine (#8260 & #8262) to be between $375.00 and $575.00.  Probably even more
: > now.
: >
: > The one I would really like, the #8307 steam locomotive and tender is shown
: > between $1300.00 and $1900.00.  Again, probably even more now.
: >
: > The cars are $125.00 apiece.
: >

MTH also released a Railking version of the daylight that was very
similar to the Lionel model.  When I was home 4 weeks ago my dealer had a
set of the engine and (I think) 6 passenger cars for about $700.  I am
pretty sure the engine had sound and it may have included an auxilliary
water tender (but I don't remember).  If your interested let me know and I
will give you his number.

Mark

 
 
 

Lionel SP Daylight ???

Post by Spadma » Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I'd like to own a Lionel SP Daylight
>locomotive or engine and a few
>cars.


on Lionel, esp. LTI / MPC.
 
 
 

Lionel SP Daylight ???

Post by DickMal » Thu, 19 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Keep looking at swap meets.  I picked up a pair of the Lionel F3's, used but
with no wear showing anywhere, for $400.  Do not be afraid to check out
Williams.  Their prices are low but the stuff is a great value.  I have several
of their diesel engines (Genesis set, FP45) and several passenger sets (60'
Pennsy Madison, 72' Santa Fe Blue Goose Madisons, and a set of 72' AMTRAK
streamlined cars) and think they are great.  They are not collector pieces but
look great, run great, don't cost an arm and a leg, and you won't be afraid to
run them.
 
 
 

Lionel SP Daylight ???

Post by ALogar55 » Sun, 22 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>The one I would really like, the #8307 steam locomotive and tender is shown
>between $1300.00 and $1900.00.  Again, probably even more now.

This engine has droped in price greatly ,also must be careful of bad paint on
some .this engine shot up in price because it was never made before so demand
was high. Lionel reissued it again in 1990 with a set of matching madison cars
price has droped ever since. the peak price was around 2,300.00 but that was a
long time ago I have seen them under 900.00so look around.

Good Luck
Alex