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1130 Scout Locomotive


Production:  1953 & 1954

The 1130 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 1130 ran for two years and is considered the forerunner of the 200-series scout steam locomotives. has several variations, some of which are hard to find. Although some variations are harder to locate, prices tend to be reasonable when found as collector and operator interest remains minimal in Lionel's Scout locomotives.

The 1130 Scout steam locomotive included the following features: black plastic boiler with white numbers, three position E-unit, a single metal drive rod on each side plus a headlight and headlight lens.

Also included -- but hard to see -- are two weights in the locomotive. These weights were included to provide additional traction for the locomotive, one each being in the front and rear of the steamer.

A non-whistling 6066T or 1130T tender was always included with the 1130 locomotive, neither being hard to locate.

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Die-Cast Boiler Shell - An early production run in 1953 used die-cast shells from leftover 2034 steamers. The die-cast 1130 shell is hard to locate.
Plastic Boiler Shell - Shown in the photo above. - The common version from 1953 and 1954.

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