Custom 6464 Archive Sets
by Bob Mintz
While roaming the aisles inside of the Holodrome at this past
April 2002 York, I came across a group of unfamiliar looking boxcars.
Having gotten my first Lionel set in 1958, I was more accustomed
to the catalogues from that point forward.
Thanks to Greenberg Publishing, I was able to get their series
of all Lionel catalogues from 1900 through 1969.
Since I too was "established" in 1954 such as the TCA
was, I wanted to see what was popular in Lionelville during that
have also collected all of the Postwar 6464 boxcars, including
some of the major variations. Lo and behold, there were several
unique pieces on this particular vendors table.
The vendor told me that he used a laser process that would copy
Lionel's style to a "tee", or "tie" as would
be the case.
This particular vendor was also able to recreate a 6464-300 Rutland
solid shield, that the Standards Committee had trouble identifying
the real one from the reproduction.
Flying out of the pages of the 1953 catalogue, we have two cars
that were shown in a certain color scheme, but were never regularly
produced that way.
One is the Great Northern in orange with decal and the other
is the Minneapolis & St. Louis in green with gold lettering.
Another page from that same catalogue shows # X3484 AT&SF
really give collectors a run for their money (or have their money
run), a Western Pacific in red lettering in a silver paint scheme
was also made.
For further information of this producer of custom painted and
pad printed model trains, contact:
RGS Limited Editions
184 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
Phone (570) 457-6805
Fax (570) 457-6814