Lionel pw-2020 horz motor



  • Built in 1946, this is the extremely desirable 1st production model of the turbine. It was only produced for a very short time in 1946
  • It has a 'horizontal' motor with a spur gear connected to a horizontal drive shaft with worm gear that engages axles of the front and rear drive wheels.
  • Has a unique sound from the motor and gears when it runs
  • Within a few months the design was changed, and this version discontinued. The newer models had the motor slanted slightly and the drive shaft engaging only one axle (for the rear drive wheels), giving a major cost saving to Lionel
  • 6-8-6 black painted die-cast body without E unit slot, silver rubber stamped cab number, wire handrails, thick nickel rims on all drivers
  • Horizonatally mounted motor with brush plate marked LIONEL ATOMIC/ PRECISION MOTOR. with two female receptacles for E unit jack
  • Three position E unit
  • >Lighted with prism lens, smoke with early smoke bulb unit
  • Tender was short 2466W type with wire railings, coil couplers and 5th rail pick-up for coupler operation, and has been found 3 ways, with no number stamped on base plate, with 2020WX stamped on base or with 2466WX stamped on base
  • In 1947 Lionel made availabe through it's service centers a conversion kit to change the smoke unit to the heater system. Most were changed and it is a little difficult to fine a
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