3545
Lionel Lines
TV Monitor Car
1961 & 1962


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History
The 3545 TV Monitor Car was produced for two years and is another creative example from the Lionel designers and engineers using components from an existing freight car to create a new product. In the case of the 3545, many components were carried forward from the 3540 Radar Scanning Scope Car.

The 3545 does not require any special track or add-on components to operate. As the TV Monitor car travels along the rails, the camera man continually rotates based upon an O-ring connected to one set of axles. Additionally, the operators screen is illuminated while the track power is on. Although this is an interesting concept, the freight car does not have a real-life equivalent.

The 3545 is part of Lionel's "Space & Military" series. As with many of the items from that series, there are delicate parts that are prone to damage due to improper handling. For example, the revolving camera man and simulated floodlights are fragile and easily broken -- many times missing altogether. In addition, the rubber O-ring on the specially designed AAR truck is often lost or has melted. Locating a complete, all original TV Monitor car is a rare task as few have survived intact.

Features
Standard features of the 3545 include: unpainted black flatcar with white lettering, blue superstructure, operating couplers, a specially designed AAR truck to operate the TV Monitor plus a brakewheel stand, metal brakewheel and four corner footsteps.

The blue superstructure includes a yellow TV monitor that rotates as the car travels along the track, a bank of simulated floodlights which can be manually rotated, blue man plus a white illuminated screen.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this flatcar is approximately 11 1/4" long (coupler to coupler).

Only Known Variation - All 3545's have unpainted black flatcars with a blue superstructure mounted on top of the flatcar.

Inventory For Sale
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3545 TV Monitor Car
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$190.00Tue Dec 10 19:17:59 2013 Now available is an almost new, barely used TV Monitor flatcar. The exterior colors are gorgeous and the side lettering is crisp and clean. There are no nicks, chips nor cracks on the freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9$195.00Thu May 3 21:33:52 2012 Up for sale is an almost brand new, barely used TV Monitor flatcar. The exterior colors and lettering are crisp and clean and there are no nicks, chips nor cracks on the freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$275.00Wed Jan 30 20:15:13 2013 Here is a absolutely stunning 1961 Operating T.V Monitor Car. This item is in pristine condition with positively no damage to the frame. The colors are gorgeous and the lettering is solid.
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