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COMPLETE Mint Rivarossi Lehigh Valley "John Wilkes" Passenger Set HO Scale

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COMPLETE Mint Rivarossi Lehigh Valley "John Wilkes" Passenger Set

In 1993 Rivarossi released an HO Scale Lehigh Valley "John Wilkes" Passenger set featuring an exclusive fully streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive and five deluxe coaches. Produced in limited quantities for only three years, this impossibly rare series has become one of the most desirable and collectible vintage HO Scale series ever offered. By anyone.

Offered here in stunning, never run mint condition is your, perhaps only, opportunity to own this complete legendary series.


Rivarossi 1579 Lehigh Valley Class K5 "John Wilkes" Streamlined 4-6-2 Locomotive #2102

The Lehigh Valley K5 Class consisted of 50 4-6-2 "Pacific"-type steam locomotives. All of the locomotives were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1916. Two K-series engines, numbers 2101 and 2102, were streamlined in 1939 with an art deco design by Otto Kuhler for service on the "John Wilkes" express passenger train. This was also the first use of the famous LV Cornell Red on a passenger train. The streamlining, combined with the updated train and its’ new red, black and white paint scheme, was deemed a success and the same treatment was given to the Black Diamond Express the following year.


  • Stunning Upgraded C-9 Mint Condition with Very Good Original Box & Paperwork.
  • No evidence of run time..
  • MRRHQ Locomotive Works serviced, tested and certified.
  • Upgraded w/MRRHQ Custom Bridge Rectifier Controlled Direct LED Operating Headlamp.
  • Upgraded w/MRRHQ Factory Quality Directional LED Back-up Light with Custom Plastic Lens. (A working backup light was not included or offered by Rivarossi.)
  • 12 Wheel Long Haul Tender.
  • One-piece locomotive and tender bodies of pressure-cast high impact plastic.
  • Baker Valve Gear w/steel main and side rods, guides, hand rails and fittings.
  • Many additional fine details.
  • Powerful Can Motor w/Sealed Gearbox Fully Serviced w/Modern Lubricants.
  • Scale 79" Drivers.
  • Easy rolling steel needle point truck axles.
  • Optional Upgrades Available:
    • TCS T1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    • TCS T1KA Standard DCC Decoder with Keep Alive Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101 DCC/Digital Sound Decoder Installed.
    • TCS WOWSound 101KA DCC/Digital Sound Decoder w/KeepAlive Installed.
    • Upgrade with MagLED® ML1 Evolutionary Model Railroad Lighting Systems in ALL Coaches.
    • Upgrade Loco and ALL Coaches w/Snap-In McHenry MCH56 Knuckle Couplers.
    • Engineer Figure Installed in Cab.
  • Made in Italy by Rivarossi. Production Year 1993-1996.

Dimensions: Locomotive 8" L x 2 1/4" T x 1 1/2" W Tender 5 3/4" L x 2" T x 1 1/2" W


  • Mint condition with Excellent Original Boxes and Mint Inserts.
    • 6625 1920 Baggage P.O. #1028.
    • 6626 1920 Coach #913.
    • 6627 1920 Coach #914.
    • 6628 1920 Diner #1009.
    • 6629 1920 Pullman "John Wilkes".
  • Full Interiors.
  • Original "Hoop" AND NMRA Couplers Included.
  • Made in Italy by Rivarossi. Production Year 1993-1996.

HO Scale 1:87

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