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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Trains Fork Lift Platform No. 264 LIONEL TRAINS OPERATING FORK LIFT PLATFORM No. 264

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Lionel Trains Opeating Fork Lift Platform No. 264
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No. 264 Box Side

Lionel Trains Fork Lift Platform No. 264The Operating Fork Lift Platform No. 264 was available from 1957 until 1960 and it was one of the last of the unloading accessories that Lionel made during the post war period. Similar in operation to the Lionel Milk Cars, the lumber would be loaded manually on to the No. 6264 Lumber Car which came with the platform.

No. 264-11 Lumber

Once the stakes were removed from the unloading side of the car the busy fork lift operator would unload lumber (No. 264-11) from this car and place them on the platform. Twelve pieces of this lumber were included with the fork lift and were also available for separate sale under the number 264-150 and were contained in envelope No. 264-151.

This accessory has a BLACK metal base and it came with a plastic BROWN platform and ORANGE fork lift with BLUE man and a WHITE crane similar to what was used on the No. 464 Operating Lumber Mill. A No. 90 Controller was included and was used to control the unloading of the flat car.
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Two No. 264-28 instruction sheets were issued for the Fork Lift Platform. The first dated 7-57 is printed with BROWN ink on YELLOW paper. The second sheet that is dated 8-58 is printed with BLUE or BLACK ink on WHITE paper.
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Lionel deemed it necessary to issue a special instruction sheet No. 1733 dated 9-57 that they labeled "IMPORTANT" and this sheet was included with the platform in addition to the regular instruction sheet.
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This sheet instructs the owner to install of the stakes on the car with the flat side facing in to prevent the fork lift from riding the sections of lumber up the edge of the stake.
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Also, it suggests that if there is hesitation in the operation of the fork lift then the surfaces should be cleaned. Lubricants of any type should not be used. Lionel deemed these instructions vital to the proper operation of this accessory.
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This sheet was printed with BLUE ink on WHITE paper, or with BLACK ink on YELLOW or WHITE paper and is shown below.
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Dimensions: 10 inches long, 10-5/8 inches wide, 5-1/2 inches high.

No. 264-150 Separate Sale Timber Envelope
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No. 264 Fork Lift Truck
No. 1733 Operating Instructions
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