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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Trains Water Tower No. 193 LIONEL TRAINS WATER TOWER No. 193

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Water Tower No. 193 A Variation

Lionel Trains Water Tower No. 193The Water Tower No. 193 was produced from 1953 until 1955. It was an accurate replica of an industrial water tank commonly found in use in the 1950’s.
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There are two sizes of the SILVER painted plastic tank at the top. One of these is 3/16" larger in diameter than the other. This tank concealed a thermal switch that caused the top light (L51) to blink off and on, although the brightness of the light is somewhat muted by the RED lens. If the switch fails and the tower remains constantly lighted the result is often a melted tank along with the top RED lens.
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This accessory would light from either accessory voltage, or track current with the use of a CTC Lockon.

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Included a parts envelope No. 193-23 that is illustrated to the right. There is only one instruction sheet that is listed for this tower. Numbered 193-24 with BLACK ink on WHITE paper, the front page of this sheet is shown below. There are two variations:
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Variation A: Has a painted RED tower.
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Variation B: Has a painted BLACK tower. This is believed to be the first production in 1953.
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Dimensions: 6" by 6" square base, 14-3/4 inches high.
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No. 193-23 Parts Envelope
No. 193-24 Instruction Sheet
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