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1101 Scout Locomotive

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Production: 1948

History
The 1101 steam locomotive is frequently referred to as a Scout locomotive. Lionel used the word Scout to denote its entry-level 027 steam locomotives. Generally speaking, Scout engines had a 2-4-2 wheel arrangement and were reserved for beginner or starter sets. These locomotives had few features and could rarely pull more than a three or four car freight train.

The 1101 is an uncatalogued locomotive from 1948. Scout locomotives generally had a plastic boiler, however, the 1101 is one of a few Scout's to have a die-cast boiler. Although it is an uncatalogued one-year-only item, there is little collector interest in this steam engine.

Features
The 1101 Scout steam locomotive included the following features: black die-cast boiler with silver numbers, three position E-unit, a single metal drive rod on each side, headlight (without a headlight lens) plus an ornamental bell and whistle. Center rail contact was provided by copper sliding shoes and not the standard roller contacts.

A 1001 non-whistling sheet metal tender was always included with the 1101 locomotive.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Die-cast Boiler, Numbered 1101 - Shown in the photo above. - This is the regular production version.
Die-cast Boiler, Numbered 1001 - A rare version numbered 1001 was briefly produced. The 1001 numbered version should not be confused with the regular production 1001. The regular production version of the 1001 has a plastic boiler. This rare version has a die-cast boiler numbered 1001.

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