118 Newsstand with Whistle
Production: 1957 - 1958
The 118 Newsstand with steam whistle, along with its cousin the 114 Newsstand with horn, are nice, compact buildings suitable for most layouts. Although each of them lack animation found on earlier postwar accessories, the interior whistle or horn is popular with many layout operators.
Externally, the size of the 114 an 118 Newsstands are identical. Except for the exterior colors and type of interior horn, this was another classic example of Lionel engineers reusing the same parts to create two different and interesting accessories.
Experienced collectors believe the 118 Newsstand was only manufactured in 1957 with excess inventory catalogued and sold in 1958. The 118 Newsstand is a somewhat hard accessory to find, especially in complete condition. Usually one (or more) of the small window inserts are either missing or damaged as well as the simulated green shrubbery next to the bench. Locating a complete, undamaged building will require some patience and time.
The 118 Newsstand has the following standard features: brown molded base, mustard-colored exterior, silver roof plus window inserts and a man seated on the bench. There is a light on the interior and the accessory was controlled by a 90C controller.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The base of this accessory measures 7 inches x 8 inches and is just over 3 inches tall.
Only Known Variation - All 118 Newsstands have a brown base with mustard-colored sides and a silver roof.
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