December 3, 2013 5:51 AM Subscribe
Can anyone identify the function of these brackets
? They're part of a Lionel model train set.
posted by backseatpilot to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
These pieces of metal have been included with our Lionel train set since as long as I can remember. The trains themselves are from the 50s and 60s, I believe - it's a conglomeration from uncles on both sides of the family. No one seems to know what they're for. I have a bag of about a hundred of them.
The brackets look like they should clip under the track, but they're the wrong size - too large to fit under the track rails and too small to fit under the ties. I haven't been able to figure out where else these might be used - any ideas?