The Little Engine That Certainly Could!

This Lionel Scout loco has led a hard life.  I picked it up at a train show in Kansas City a decade or so back, and ran it at various displays for a few months until the motor packed it in.  From there, it languished in one of my parts bins, eventually donating its side rods to a loco to be used as a door prize.

A couple of weeks back, I picked up a couple of Scout motors on Facebook.  After wresting the old motor out, I installed the replacement, and it skittered cheerfully around the layout.  Encouraged, I ordered a new rear truck support and side rods from the Train Tender and duly installed them. 

Today, just for grins, I put the little thing on the point of the Gi-Raffe/Brakeman Conga Line, consisting of four giraffe cars, five brakeman cars and a caboose, expecting that it would just sit there and spin its wheels.

To my amazed delight, the Scout took off and moved the heavy train around the layout slowly but with definite √©lan. 

This spirit of guts, bravado and 100% Can-Do attitude could not go unrewarded, of course.  I took the Scout back to the shop, and, a bit of drilling and mounting later, the 1110 now sports shiny brass rails, matching running light jewels and a bell and whistle scrounged from my parts collection! 

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Mitch

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Mitch, how do you pick up motors on Facebook.  I didn't realize they had a section for selling things.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

jim pastorius posted:

I have several early Scouts and I think they are under appreciated. That was my first O gauge loco and typically I  ran as many cars as it would pull until the motor gave out. Lasted 8 years though. Good job Mitch.

Thankee! 

Dan Padova posted:

Mitch, how do you pick up motors on Facebook.  I didn't realize they had a section for selling things.

I got 'em here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1391318207789068

brwebster posted:

That's the bakelite encased motor, right?  A real curiosity with an ingenious reverse mechanism.  The Scout boiler probably helps it haul better than the plastic 246 boiler mine came with.

Correct on all counts! ;-)

Steamer posted:

don't count those Scouts out. Dad's 6110 runs and smokes great.

That's the one with a vent in the front for the smoke?  Had one of those, then donated it to a hospice for kids.  Far as I know, it's still delighting 'em to this day... ;-)

Mitch

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

Dan,

I am a member of several O gauge grips on Facebook.  Some are quite good for sharing information like we do here, and some are buy and sell.  I have both bought and sold and have had good success.  Of course you have to watch out for the occasional person who isn't trustworthy.  It is a common thing there to post a comment about how good a transaction was with so and so.  Also once in a while a guy gets called out for a bad deal, then others chime in.  Once you are there a while you know who to deal with.  I've been pleased.

that's the one.Dad never ran 6110 much, so when he passed his trains down to me, i wanted to. It didn't run very well, so I took it to the local shop. I go the usual "it's not worth bothering with, junk it" Well that didn't sit well with me. Mom and Dad were living in Michigan at the time,He found Brassuer's  and stopped in. Dad told them what we had, and they said "no problem, bring it in" sure different attitude from the first place (long closed), and Dean did his magic. It growls it's way pretty good and smokes just fine.

PTDC0001PTDC0002

Dave

 

 

 

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Took delivery of some more gi-raffes today, and gave a tuneup to a slightly arthritic brakeman.  Here's the 1110 handling seven gi-raffes and a brakeman without any trouble at all...

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The Little Engine is sporting one of those LED replacement bulbs which will probably outlast the locomotive... 

Mitch

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Remember, SCROUNGE!

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Clarence Siman posted:

I had a couple of 1110's needing motors, even advertised here for them. No Joy. Then found out that the 2034-100 motor fits them, now they're both running. 

I've got a #1002 that really needs a new motor:  will this one fit it as well?

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

I  wanted another steam engine for my floor railroad for Christmas. Now this is the early 50's. Our family was not living in the good times then. My Dad, God Bless him, didn't know much about trains but I got a Scout Set, second hand. I was very young but still didn't have the heart to tell him that the scout couplers would not work with my 2026 set. When I got that set in 1948 we were having better times. It ran great but I don't know what ever happened to it. It's one of those things that Mothers got rid of some time when you were older. Don

palallin posted:
Clarence Siman posted:

I had a couple of 1110's needing motors, even advertised here for them. No Joy. Then found out that the 2034-100 motor fits them, now they're both running. 

I've got a #1002 that really needs a new motor:  will this one fit it as well?

If you mean a 1001, then you'll be wanting the bakelite or plastic motor with the E-unit switch on top, same as the 1110.  Motor numbers include 1120-100 and 6110-100.    Here's an example on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/lionel...tested-/252731506729

Frankly, you're better off buying a used loco for parts: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL...R-1120-/272546899508

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel...motive-/262851038607

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel...fectly-/112302941454 (this last does not have a switchable E unit)

The 2034-100 motor requires a mounting screw through the top of the boiler casting, so you'd have to drill and countersink a hole.  Doable, of course, if you're feeling adventurous...  ;-)

Mitch

EDIT:  Here's a good one for a good price: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel...sembly-/192106172962

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

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palallin posted:

Nope:  Actually 1062 is the number on the cab (forgive my myopic vision).

Okey-doke!  Does it have a reverse lever up top?  If not, this one is what you're looking for:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel...fectly-/112302941454

Or search "Lionel 1060," "Lionel 1061" and "Lionel 1062" on eBay for a host of potential donors! 

TomlinsonRunRR posted:

Your video made my day.  The engine flies and the line of giraffe cars are a real hoot!

Great job with the brass railing and other details, too.

Thankee kindly! 

Mitch

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

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