So I'm asking if it would be possible to put a 3 position e unit in a lionel 1130 scout loco. It has the metal moter not the plastic. I just need some help figuring out if its possible and how I would fit it in
I'm going to sound really dumb but Is it for sale and the 1130 i have only had a 2 position and it failed so i had to rewire it for only forwardsI just happen to have 6ea. Lionel 1130 engines. Good running engine if taken care of. This engine already has a three position E-Unit installed from the factory. The lever is pretty well hidden under the rear truck assembly. Tandem Associates has a great read on this engine. Link is posted below.
I thought the prewar 248 box cab did not have reverse. No e-unit nor a switch. And my prewar 249E has a 3-position e-unit.Using ERIE's link the 248 and 249 had a two position reverse unit. I suspect the motor is not original. However the two position lever is exposed on the top. The 1130 does not have the slot.