455
Oil Derrick
1950 - 1954


Page Last Updated 4/ 3/00

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History
The 455 Oil Derrick is an impressive looking accessory. It is based upon a typical mid-west American oil derrick built in the 1930s or 1940s. With a height of almost 15" and the many colors used throughout the accessory, it has become a favorite of many collectors and operators.

The Oil Derrick's operating pumping beam and illuminated tube are just two of several realistic features found on the item. It is a reliable operating accessory. Locating an oil derrick with all original pieces is a tough task -- usually the Sunoco sign and original oil drums are missing.

Features
The 455 Oil Derrick has the following standard features: red-painted metal base, green metal tower one 'Sunoco' sign, glass tube used to simulate the oil, orange plastic simulated generator and red pumping beam and pumper. Also included are four aluminum oil drums, black plastic oil drum rack plus an operating crank and hook.

The top platform section of the tower is usually painted green -- which matches the rest of the tower. Sometime later in the production, this top platform changed to be a painted red section while the remainder of the tower was green.

This accessory is an on-off type accessory. It is controlled by Lionel's 364C controller.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Green Top Platform - Shown in the photo above - The common version.
Red Top Platform - Much harder to locate.

30 Water Tower
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Green Top Platform 1950 - 1952:~ ~ ~ ~~
Red Top Platform 1953 - 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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455 Oil Derrick
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Available inventory as of Wed Apr 16 03:56:07 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$135.00Now available for sale is a completely cleaned, serviced, tested and ready to set up oil derrick. This derrick includes a reproduction Sunoco sign as well as a set of repro barrels.
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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 Shoppe6+$170.00Sun Dec 9 06:58:39 2012 Here's a nice and clean oil derrick that has been fully serviced, tested and is now ready for your layout. There is no damage on the accessory and the colors are vibrant and bright. Also included are four original oil drums and a reproduction Sunoco sign.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$265.00Sat Jul 27 11:21:22 2013 Here's a clean, all-original oil derrick that has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready for your layout. There is no damage on the accessory and it includes original oil drums, an original Sunoco sign and 364C controller.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$295.00Mon Jun 25 06:12:22 2012 This is a great-looking, all-original oil derrick that's been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and is now ready for your layout or display case. Also included are four orig. oil drums, Sunoco sign, controller, packing envelope plus a solid box, insert and instructions.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$385.00Wed Aug 15 19:00:05 2012 Now available is the rare red-top version of the oil derrick. This accessory is nice and clean and close to condition 8! It's been cleaned, serviced, tested and is now ready for your layout or display case.
Table generated at Wed Apr 16 12:03:34 2014 .

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