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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 Rotating Radar Antenna LIONEL TRAINS ROTATING RADAR ANTENNA No. 197

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Lionel Trains Rotatating Radar Antenna No. 197 Variation A

Lionel Trains Rotating Radar AntennaThe Rotating Radar Antenna No. 197 was made from 1957 until 1959. The radar antenna would rotate when the vibrator beneath it at the top of the tower was activated. Made with a GRAY plastic base and BLACK frame, "LIONEL" in raised ORANGE letters on two sides, and a SILVER and BLACK antenna. There are two binding clips on the bottom for electrical connection.

No. 197-75 Box End

Lionel offered the radar head for separate sale under the No. 197-75. This radar tower is difficult to find in unbroken condition. The hand rails are often broken, and the radio antenna at the top is often missing or it is broken. Operators should note that it is sometimes difficult to get the antenna to rotate properly.
There are two variations:
Variation A: with a GRAY base.
Variation B: with an ORANGE base.
Dimensions: 12 inches high, 4-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide.

No. 197 Box End
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