CENTURY CLUB SERIES
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WOW. You are looking at a SEALED Lionel Century Club New York Central F3 B unit. This one is still unopened just as it was shipped in the late 1990s to the Century Club member. It will come to you in the ORIGINAL shipping box. We also have a copy of the original advertisement which we will throw in.
- Die Cast Trucks
- Die Cast Fixed Couplers
- Metal ladders
- Metal chassis, wheels, and axles.
- American Made
- Instructions & paperwork
Minimum curve: O-31
CONDITION: C-8. Looks like new. Hardly any signs of use. BOX shows wear. Outer box is P-6 with fading and discoloration. The interior box is P-9 in great shape. Please scroll down into the listing to see more pictures and to enlarge.
The Lionel #6-18178 New York Central F3 B-unit was made to go with the Lionel Century Club 2333 New York Central F3 Diesel locomotive available in our other listings. The 2333 New York Central F3 Diesel was first sold as an A-A set only. Made in the U.S.A. and produced in quantities limited to those requested by Century Club members who had previously purchased the 2333 New York Central F3 Diesel Locomotive A-A set. It was exclusively for sale to Lionel Century Club Members and never was distributed through Lionel retail.
This New York Central F3 style B-unit was first introduced in 1948, with the 2333 New York Central F3 Diesel locomotive. While the size of this B-unit is true to the 1948 version, much else is new, starting with the new detailed, molded body and fuel tank in order to provide the finest surface finish. The New York Central F3 B-unit is decorated in the gray, lightning stripe scheme of A-A set. This Non-Powered B-unit completes the set with style.
Lionel Century Club models were produced in limited quantities and only available for sale to Lionel Century Club Members who had to pay a membership fee just to be eligible to purchase one of these fine models which were Made in America. This has already become a collectors item and is in high demand by collectors who want the very best that Lionel made.