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I had several of the S gauge versions of this, in "boxcar red" (rust brown) and in black both. Nice sturdy little cars.

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A buddy of mine and I went browsing through one of the antique malls near Chambersburg, PA, last week. Picked up this Lionel 2034 and a Lionel 6466W tender (not a set):

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I think I'm going to use the 2034 as the loco for a set I'm going to put together for my niece's son who seems to have a bit of the train bug. I was going to use the 6466W with the 2034, but now I think it's not a good match (a bit on the heavy side with that whistle). The 2034 catalogued with a 6066T tender which would be quite a bit lighter. That'll make a good thing to watch for at Spring York in April.

The 2034 was one of the last of the "Scout" line. Made for one year only (1952), the 2034 features a metal frame motor and a 3-position e-unit (most of the later Scouts had a plastic motor and a two-position forward-reverse unit). The 2034 looks a bit more durable. I'm wondering if the peculiar assortment of components that went into the 2034 were a result of material shortages during the Korean War...maybe.

Anyway, a good cleaning and lubrication in order.

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Still working on putting together a set for a youngster...found a couple of other pieces at York:

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The tender is a 6466T, similar to the 6066T that was cataloged with the 2034. I'll save the 6466W for another project. The 6466T has a few dings in the paint, but otherwise is complete. A good wash and a bit of touch-up and it'll be good to go. The caboose is a 6357, which featured an interior light and window-glazing. Near-mint, it's definitely an upgrade from the Scout cabin cars.

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Disassembled the 2034 for cleaning:

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Gave the boiler a good scrubbing, about all it needed. The motor requires a thorough cleaning and lubrication...67 years of muck accumulated in there. I generally use a squirt of TV tuner cleaner for that, along with a few Q-tips and a soft rag. I'm going to try to polish those side-rods and see if I can get the corrosion off them without removing the plating. A bit of steel-wool, then a Dremel with a polishing wheel and a bit of grit, otherwise I'll probably replace them. Checked the parts box...didn't have a 14V bayonet bulb, so I ordered a couple, one going here. Rollers look near-mint.

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It's going to be a beaut!


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