6111 & 6121
Lionel Flatcar
with Logs or Pipes
1955 - 1957


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History
The 6111 and 6121 flatcars have caused much confusion over the years. To this day, experienced collectors continue to discuss and research these cars in order to uncover some of the remaining mystery. The main source of confusion is the lack of a printed number appearing on the freight car -- a rarety for Lionel up to this point in its history.

Even today, there remains a niche market of collectors focused on the 6111 and 6121 flatcars. Trying to obtain a complete collection in collectable quality will require patience and time as there are numerous variations and few have survived in collectable condition -- especially with an original box!

An interesting note regarding this style flatcar is its use after production of the flatcars cars ended in 1957. A slightly modified version of the flatcar -- specifically the elimination of one end-railing -- eventually became the frame for all work cabooses manufactured by Lionel after 1957.

This flatcar is popular with operators and children. They enjoy creating their own loads to be carried around a layout. It's not uncommon to see several 6111 or 6121 flatcars, each with a different or unique homemande freight load.

Features
Although catalogued for only three years, there are several variations to the flatcars. Listed below are some of the documented changes:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A very common problem with all 6111 and 6121 flatcars is with the corner steps. Quite frequently the corner footsteps are either broken off or the paint has flaked off of the step. Locating a flatcar with intact steps and paint is difficult.

The length of this flatcar is approximately 9" long (coupler to coupler).

Yellow - The most common color.
Red - Readily available with minimal effort.
Gray - Shown in the photo above - Readily available with minimal effort.

6111 & 6121 Flatcar
Click on the Variation or Box Type for a Photo
Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Red 1955 - 1957:~ ~ ~ ~~
Yellow 1955 - 1957:~ ~ ~ ~~
Gray 1955 - 1957:~ ~ ~ ~~

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

6111 & 6121 Flatcar
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Available inventory as of Thu Oct 2 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$ 12.00Now available is a complete yellow flatcar with a set of five reproduction logs. This freight car is the early version with bar-end trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 16.00Here's a complete red flatcar that includes a set of reproduction logs. The AAR trucks and couplers are complete and not damaged nor broken. Additionally, all 4 corner steps are present.
Table generated at Thu Oct 2 12:24:57 2014 .

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$ 11.00Tue Jan 29 19:10:29 2013 Up for sale is a complete flatcar including a set of five reproduction logs. The AAR trucks and couplers are complete and not damaged nor broken.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10$ 56.00Mon Feb 20 18:35:01 2012 This is a brand new, never used gray flatcar with original postwar pipes. The wheels are truely Mint and show no signs of ever being on the track.
Table generated at Thu Oct 2 12:24:57 2014 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
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