This weekend was town-wide yard sale weekend, and I was able to pick up a couple items for my HO layouts, nothing for my O gauge but stumbled across a Standard Gauge Lionel 10 Electric locomotive that was marked at a near give-away price. I don't have anything else in Standard Gauge but decided this piece would go nicely in my pre-war collection and would, if nothing else, give me a new project.
The exterior is in pretty good shape - no major dents or dings, the wheels and motor turn easily so it's not locked up, but it clearly needs some work to be cleaned, re-wired and some of the missing components replaced (pantograph, etc). And, the toothpick providing structural support to the end of the motor assembly needs to be retired. The wheels are slightly warped and have a touch of zinc rot but I believe would be suitable to run in current condition.
I'll start with all of the usual suppliers for parts and the rewiring should be straightforward, but I'd like to have a parts list and exploded diagram if they are available. I've started to search online but have not yet found anything.
I'd appreciate any information from Standard Gauge experts on the history of this model. From what I've read, it was produced as early as 1926 but I'm not able to get specific dating information for this piece. And if anyone can point me in the direction of the parts list mentioned above, I'd appreciate it - it would save me some trouble in trying to match parts to what I think is missing.
Thank you in advance for any expertise you can share. I look forward to trying to bring new life to this locomotive.