Repairs made to these hand rail lines using fishing wire should include the wire end Eyelet No. 456-73, Spring No. 456-62, and Washer No. 456-124 that keep the tension on the wire yet allow flexibility if snagged. This prevents the breakage of the hand rail stanchions.
Over the six years that the coal ramp was in production Lionel would issued seven instruction sheets under the No. 456-93 and dated 10-50, 11-50, 3-51, 5-52-,8-53, 8-54, and 4-55. All were printed with DARK BLUE ink on WHITE or TAN paper.
The first revision of this instruction sheet occurred only one month after the initial issue. Lionel made a couple of changes to the text including the suggestion that the coupling of the Norfolk & Western Hopper Car to the top of the ramp is easier if the ramp coupler is open (Part No. 456-25) and the car coupler is closed. They also advised the purchaser to shim the ramp so that it is level to allow the car to readily descend the ramp after unloading.
Below we’ve pictured three pages of the instruction sheet dated 3-51 (Numbered 456-93—3-51—TT) that shows these text revisions.
Dimensions: 35-1/8 inches long, 3-3/8 inches wide, and 6-7/8 inches high at the top of the lamp cover.