Lionel #6-8801 Blue Comet Locomotive

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Lionel #6-8801 Blue Comet Locomotive
Posted by rcsteamer on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:20 PM

Just purchased a mint in original carton a 1978 Die-Cast 4-6-4 engine with Magne-Traction and tender with Sound of Steam plus 7 passenger cars. I have lubricated all the visable engine gears, however I do not have any service info on the #8600-100 motor and how to remove it from the engine.

I would appreciate it if someone could make this info availabe or steer me in the right direction.


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Posted by TrainLarry on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:07 AM

This service manual, page 3-31 has an exploded view of the locomotive, which should help inj your disassembly.



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Posted by sir james I on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:25 PM

The engine is an easy open, 3 screws I believe. Oil both ends of the armature shaft and open the tender and check the foam pad. If the board touches the tender frame it will probably short it out. The foam pad is usually bad.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:03 PM

There is nothing to gain by removing the shell / boiler casting  from the mechanism for lubrication. Everything is accessible while assembled.

If you do remove the shell, take care not to pinch the SOS wire putting it back together.


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