Oil Derrick
1950 - 1954

Page Last Updated 4/ 3/00

* Click on our Sponsors' Banners to Visit Their Websites *

Advertise Your Website! Banner Space Available!
Click Here For Rates.

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.

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
Click on the Variation or Box Type for a Photo
Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Green Top Platform 1950 - 1952:~ ~ ~ ~~
Red Top Platform 1953 - 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

455 Oil Derrick
Click on the sponsors name for contact information.
Available inventory as of Sat Feb 13 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$106.00Now 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.
Table generated at Sat Feb 13 18:17:34 2016 .

Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
Click on the sponsors name for contact information.
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$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 Sat Feb 13 18:17:34 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

Click on the Description for purchase details.
DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
There are no related paper items currently available for sale for this product.
Table generated at Sat Feb 13 18:17:34 2016 .

Return to The Library's:

Main Menu
Glossary Of Terms

All information on this website is copyrighted and the property of All Aboard Train Shoppe. Any links to this site or use of any text, photos, code or site information is prohibited. Any reference or usage with this site must be discussed and approved in advance with All Aboard Train Shoppe.

This web page is the result of a collaborative effort by individuals who own the websites shown below. They are continually working to present you with accurate information that is both useful and easy to read. Click on their names for available quality postwar Lionel trains and accessories for sale.

Website Information and Design Provided by All Aboard Train Shoppe (www.trainshoppe.com)

Website Review and Organization Provided by Dave's Trains, Inc. (www.davestrains.com)