This is the Semi-Scale boxcar Lionel produced in 1940-42 that goes great with the engines such as the 225E With the 2235W TENDER (must be this tender), 226 with 2226WX tender (must be this tender), and switchers 227, 230, and 232. The other switchers not listed here take the high coupler.
If you are looking for the other semi-scale cars, check our other listings for the Shell tank car and the NYC caboose, all from this 2900 series, and all with the low coupler style.
- Diecast body
- Pennsylvania Railroad
- Car # 100800
- Box coupler
- Low coupler style
- Coupler prong sits at 3/4"above flat surface; the bottom of the box couplers is at 1/2".
- Metal trucks
- Blackened journal covers
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY LOW COUPLER?
BUYER NOTE regarding COUPLER height of Prewar cars: If you are buying to operate with a specific engine, be sure you know that prewar couplers came in two flavors: low and high. The 2900 series semi-scale freight cars came with the low couplers.
Low couplers generally have the coupler prong sitting at 3/4"above flat surface; the bottom of the box couplers is at 1/2".
High Couplers generally sit with the prong between 1 1/8" to 1 1/4" with the bottom of the box at about 1".
The 2900 cars in general came with low couplers. Of course, if it is going on the shelf, it does not matter.
CONDTION: C6. Car is complete. Printing is not too bad showing well. The car does have paint rubs and scratches. There is some paint shipping on on end. All is visible in the pictures. Complete trucks and couplers. Some oxidation on axles and couplers. There are some flecks in a few places. Darkened journal boxes. Low couplers.