Motorizing the Taylor Made Truck Switcher
By Bob Mintz
Many of us may recall LT-702 from the November 2002 issue of
e*Train and were saddened by the fact that this cute switcher
in Lionel orange and blue, did not have a motor with it.
I am happy to report that a simply installed motorized unit is
No tools are necessary, but a small flat head screwdriver will
also work fine.
There is a snap pin on each side of the shell that holds it to
the chassis. Each one is by the word “fuel”, but they
are not exactly opposite each other. This is so that you will
place the shell on only in the correct method. See the red arrows.
Gently spread the shell away from the chassis with your hands
or a small flathead screwdriver and the shell should immediately
pop off. If not, use a second small flathead screwdriver on the
Purchase part “PC” and you will see the pins on each
side where the shell goes. (Again, see red arrows) As I previously
mentioned, it can only be reassembled in one direction, which
was a positive engineering decision in my opinion.
Call Toy Train Collector at 1-800-685-0333 or
to order either item. As we have been informed that Taylor Made
Trucks is closing its’ door for good very shortly and Internet
orders will not be taken, the motorized chassis can also be purchased
Post Office Box
Rocky Point, N.Y. 11778
Or e-mail Mac Burns at:
The cost is $59.00 + $5.00 S&H + NY sales tax.
I think that you will find the results to be quite attractive
on your layout or shelf.