138
Water Tower
1953 - 1957


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History
The 138 Water Tower is Lionel's final offering of a water tower during the postwar era. It is an excellent model of a real-life water tower frequently seen in the United States in the 1940's and 1950's. The dimensions of the 138 are scale-like and many layout builders use this accessory near their freight yard.

This size of the 138 water tower is similar to the earlier # 30 and # 38 water towers manufactured by Lionel in the postwar era. While it's functionality is the same as the # 30 water tower, it does incorporate several cost-savings changes such as a plastic base (as opposed to the die-cast base on the # 30) and molded plastic components in place of painted items on the earlier towers.

Features
The 138 Water Tower has the following standard features: gray plastic base, brown plastic tank support trestles, dark-brown plastic tank and an orangish-colored plastic roof. The water spout is a two piece plastic item glued together with a metal shield attached to the end.

This accessory is an on-off type accessory and offered with either a 96C Controller (earlier production) or a 90 controller with the later production.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Only Known Variation - All 138 water towers have gray plastic bases with a brown tank and orangish-color roof.

138 Water Tower
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Water Tower 1947 - 1950:Brown Corrugated1953 - 1957

Inventory For Sale
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138 Water Tower
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Available inventory as of Mon Sep 1 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 75.00Up for sale is a nice and clean, all-original water tower from the early 1950's. This tower has been cleaned, tested and works perfectly and includes a postwar controller. The base and superstructure supports are clean, complete and undamaged.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$120.00Wed Sep 26 05:45:37 2012 Here's a very clean, all-original water tower that's near condition 8! The exterior colors are extremely clean and the tower itself is free of nicks, chips and damage. All of the cross support structure braces are complete and not damged nor cracked -- a common problem with these accessories.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$130.00Sun Jan 27 07:08:23 2013 Now available is this 1953 Water Tower. It is in excellent condition, almost an 8! Included with the tower is the #96 controller.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$140.00Sun Nov 4 16:51:23 2012 Up for sale is a clean, all-original water tower that is in great condition. The exterior colors are vibrant and the tower is free of nicks, chips and damage. All of the cross support structure braces are complete and not damaged nor cracked.
Table generated at Tue Sep 2 02:41:11 2014 .

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