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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 OPERATING LUMBER MILL No. 464

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Lionel Trains Operating Lumber Mill No. 464
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No. 464 Box End

Lionel Trains Lumber Mill No. 464The Operating Lumber Mill No. 464 would move logs by use of a vibrating conveyor into the building and finished timber would come out of the other side. A No. 364C Control Switch was included to trigger the operation of the saw mill.
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Available from 1956 until 1960, this was a nicely done accessory that came with logs and lumber. There are various shades of GRAY base that this accessory is found in, which may be caused by oxidation or impurities in the plastic.
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The plastic fence on the left side is often found broken. Often missing parts include the crane and the RED roof dust collector. These parts have been reproduced by Lionel in the Modern Era and also by outside sources.

No. 364C Control Switch

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 page of this sheet is shown below. Also see the back page of this sheet: Page 2.

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.
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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.

Separate Sale Lumber Envelope No. 464-151

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.
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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.
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Dimensions: 16-1/2 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 6 inches high.
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No. 464-57 Instructions Page One
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