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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 during the 1950’s.
CTC Lockonspacer
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, No. L51 to blink off and on, although the brightness of the light is somewhat diminished by the RED lens at the top of the tank. A faulty thermal switch that stays constantly on can result in melt damage to the top of the tank. We recommend using one of the new cooler LED lights in place of the L51 lamp.

No. 193 Box Side

Included was a parts envelope No. 193-23 that is illustrated to the below. There is only one instruction sheet that is listed for this tower. Numbered 193-24 and dated 6-53 it was printed with BLACK ink on WHITE paper. The front page of this sheet is shown below.

Two binding clips on the bottom electrically connect this accessory to either accessory voltage, or track current with the use of a CTC Lockon.
There are two variations:
Variation A: Has a painted RED tower.
Variation B: Has a painted BLACK tower. This is believed to be the first production in 1953.
Dimensions: 6" by 6" square base, 14-3/4 inches high.

No. 193-23 Parts Envelope
No. 193-24 Instruction Sheet
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