The Lumber Mill came with a manilla envelope (No. 464-58) that contained an instruction sheet that used DARK BLUE ink on WHITE paper and was numbered 464-57 and dated 11-56. The front and back pages of this sheet are shown below.
Note: There is no appreciable difference between logs that were issued with the Lumber Mill under No. 3361-21 and the earlier logs that were used with the Log Loader No. 164 (No. 164-64). Lionel recommended that no more that four of these logs should be used at a time with the Lumber Mill and that for optimum performance that a variable voltage source should be used.
Also contained in the envelope were five logs (Part No. 3361-21), five timbers (Part No. 464-51) and three connecting wires (Part No. 81-32). Lionel produced six extra timbers numbered 464-150 that were available in a manila envelope No. 464-151 for separate sale.
The Lumber Mill was originally pictured in the the 1956 catalog with two No. 395 Floodlight Heads mounted on the corners of the mill roof, but the Lumber Mill was never produced with these lights. These lights have been added by unscrupulous people and sold for high dollars as an original issue in the past. Collectors should be aware of this sham modification.
An identical lumber mill was produced by MPC in the Modern Era under the No. 2301 from 1980 until 1984. However, this saw mill does not have the inscription "No. 464" on the windows.
Dimensions: 16-1/2 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 6 inches high.