494
Rotary Beacon Tower
1954 - 1966


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History
The 494 Rotary Beacon Tower was an improved version of the popular 394 Rotary Beacon Tower. The 494 included a continually rotating beacon top through the installation of a vibration driven motor assembly.

The vibration assembly was a significant improvement over the 394 tower. Most operators prefer the improved reliability of the 494.

Features
The 494 Rotary Beacon Tower includes the following standard features: stamped metal structure, metal ladder, vibration driven assembly plus a beacon top with a red and green lens.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Painted Red Steel Tower - Shown in the photo above - The most common variation.
Unpainted Steel Tower - A hard to find variation.
Painted Red Tower, Unpainted Steel Top - A legitimate factory variation and the most difficult 494 tower to locate. Assumed to be produced in late 1956 or early 1957 in an attempt to use up remaining parts inventory.
Unpainted Aluminum Tower - A hard to find variation.

494 Rotary Beacon Tower
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Steel, Painted Red 1954 - 1966:Middle Classic 1954 & 1955
Unpainted Steel 1954 - 1956:Late Classic 1956 & 1957
Steel, Painted Red Tower, Unpainted Silver TopLate 1956, Early 1957:Bold Classic 1958
Unpainted Aluminum 1954 - 1956:Cellophane Front 1959 - 1966

Inventory For Sale
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494 Rotary Beacon Tower
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Available inventory as of Tue Sep 2 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$115.00Now available is a clean, complete, all-original steel beacon tower. The accessory includes a decent box, reproduction insert, instructions plus an original rotating beacon top.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$210.00Up for sale is a new, unused painted red beacon tower. The red is in exquisite condition and the accessory contains all of the extras as originally sold by Lionel. Even the box is in near-new condition!
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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+/OB$125.00Sun Jan 13 05:22:04 2013 Up for sale is a beautiful, all-original steel beacon tower. The accessory includes a great looking box, insert, instructions, inspection tag plus beacon cover.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$145.00Tue May 1 20:09:34 2012 Up for sale is a gorgeous silver rotary beacon from 1954. The tower is straight, undamaged and has been tested and works perfectly. Also included is a solid, complete and great looking original box.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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