I have some Lion Chief Lionel engines that have worn out from train shows with the kids running them with the Lion Chief. Gears motors etc. worn.
I was considering transplanting the control system to run 1 motor on a Williams engine? They seem to last longer would this work? Anyone tried it?
Also picked up a couple of Battery operated Lion Chief train sets cheap on clearance perhaps could swap the control into the Williams from this?
Was just going to use 1 motor on each Williams engine converting the other truck on the diesels to a dummy with additional power pickup for more reliable operation.