My Lionel-Ives 1661E has just a smidge of brush left. I ordered a set and
they don't fit. I discussed it with someone quite knowledgable (he restores
Lionel trains semi-professionally) and he said there is only one size. The
new ones I have are ~ 5/32" in diameter, cylindrical, with a slight step at
one end where the spring attaches. The old ones are 1/8" in diameter,
cylindrical, and the end away from the commutator is cut at an angle.
Anyone know if these are standard issue Lionel that I can get a replacement
The brushcard was connected to the motor by 2 brass rivets 3/32" diameter.
I can't seem to find any 3/32" rivets in less than a quantity of 500. I
only want 2. My local train store didn't have any. Replacing them with
machine screws is difficult because of the position, very hard to get a nut
in place. What is a good source for small hardware?
17 years ago