This layout was originally built by the Lionel Corporation in 1960 for a episode of the Twilight Zone, then used by the Addams family in 1964. This Addams Family track kit is intended for the Lionel/Addams Family connoisseur who is interested in building the layout and getting all track pieces screwdriver ready from a one-stop shop which is going to save you a ton of time. I only have one of these kits and one could say it's rarer than a Lionel 2555W set some of you may get that. A considerable amount went into getting all this together, more that you may imagine. The value here is determined by a couple of things, the vintage Lionel value of it all is only part of it.
Getting it all cleaned up to top notch condition/performance and making the entire kit screwdriver-ready for your installation was a monumental task and that is the balance of the difference. I spent over 30 hours cleaning/restoring the track and 14 hours cleaning/restoring the switches.And perhaps not having the patience/time to execute it as meticulous or precision as myself. Here's a YouTube link to The Addams family train wrecks. Here's a YouTube link to The Night of the Meek.
Here's a YouTube link to my remake. Please see below for the itemized list of what the kit includes.
This kit is not for the beginner. Even though it's screwdriver ready, you need to have the necessary skills to follow a blue print, be able to accurately measure, know how to use a drill and screwdriver, plus have basic layout wiring skills. Everything is guaranteed to operate as Lionel intended. Lionel Super "O" track is the most beautiful ever made plus it's the very best track you can ever run your Lionel trains on.All the track in this kit has been properly and professionally cleaned/restored by myself (a very time consuming process) and is now in excellent operating condition. Keep in mind it's all used track so expect minor blemishes here and there, but those will not affect its excellent operation.
All #112 remote switches included in the kit have been professionally cleaned, tuned-up and tested by me to operate perfectly. Plus you get all these extra perks: All #112 switches have my color vibrance up-grade which entails installing red/green L19 bulbs in the switch motor housing replacing the original lackluster clear L19. This makes a dramatic difference how they look during the day and especially noted at night. 020 thick colored lenses replacing the warped original thin ones. Also expect on some of the 112 switches the cylinder/socket joints are broken.
This is typical due to age, but not an issue because you will be screwing the track down. All O22 controllers have been rewired with the correct length of 22 gauge, 3 conductor Wire-Plex cable so the controller(s) will reach to the original location of the control panel, plus I have soldered on #4 spade lugs to the ends for reliable/fast and concise hook-up. All O22 controllers have new lamps installed and have been cleaned and thoroughly tested. Four custom lengths of Super "O" track are required for this layout. These pieces are key to getting the track plan spot-on to the original.The good news is I made them for you and are included in the kit. I spent several hours making them with the proper power blade notch in each end. Also custom to this layout are the trestle specific bent spacers. Without these spacers the trestle clearance will not be correct when the cork roadbed is installed under the track. The cork roadbed is true to the original and used throughout. Good news is those are included in the kit too. What you don't get is the table, the 3 white dishes or the "World's Greatest Ride" sign on the wall. Here's what is included in this kit. A four page Addams family layout assembly tips by myself. Copy of Lionel instruction sheets for Super "O" track, 112 Remote Switches and 110/111 Trestle Sets. This kit contains over 100 sections of clean/restored Lionel Super "O" track in ready to use excellent operating condition comprised of: #31 curve, #32 straight, #34 half straight, #33 half curve, and #49 insulated curve track pieces. All the 31-7 Super "O" Power Buss Connectors to build the layout. All the 32-45 Super "O" Power Buss Insulators to build the layout. 2 #37 Super "O" Uncoupling Track. 3 #36 Super "O" Operating Car Remote Blades. 4 LH 112 Super "O" Remote Switches with color vibrant upgrades.
1 Pair 112 Super "O" Remote Switches with color vibrant upgrades and original orange box. 5 O22 Controllers with all new lamps plus custom length re-wired with #4 spade lug ends installed. All the #4 screws to fasten down the Super "O" track to your board.1 #110 Graduated trestle set in Ex condition, complete, including 22 original channel ties and 44 original screws. All the rest of the piers to complete the trestle including all the original channel ties and screws. 3 Custom made bent spacers critical to building the trestle to the correct height. All the #4 mounting screws and #4 washers for screwing trestle bents to your board.
1 317 Trestle bridge (excellent condition) with original box. 1 214 Girder bridge (excellent condition) with original box. 2 260 Bumper for Super "O" track, one new in the box and one excellent condition. 23 #4 Spade Lugs for " Fixed Voltage " connections on 112 switch, #61 ground lock-ons, #36 blades and 90C controllers.
You will need to solder these on, that is if you like. They will make the electrical connections more reliable if you do. Addams Family Track Kit Lionel Display Layout Super O WOW" is in sale since Thursday, July 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Other O Scale".The seller is "cycloneracer" and is located in Downey, California. This item can be shipped to United States.