Gauge Big Brute Electric Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0. Gauge Big Brute Electric Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0, NOT WORKING FOR PARTS OR REPAIR, Locomotive is NOT running properly and it sound is NOT working. When I placed on test track, both motors ran, but started to go in a direction and would abruptly reverse, and would not stay going in a particular direction.It did not produce any sounds either. It is also missing one side "U" shaped piece of rail. Cosmetically piece is in excellent condition. The catalog description of item is as follows In an age of outlandish advertising copy, the "Brute" surely would have inspired some of the greatest flights of fancy ever to grace a catalog page - had it ever been manufactured. Hand-built in Italy around 1927, most likely by Lionel's Societa Meccanica La Precisa tool and die works, the Brute was a pre-production model of what would later become Lionel's largest and flashiest Standard Gauge electric, the 381E. But even for the Roaring Twenties, the Brute was a bit over the top. Like Lionel, other tinplate manufacturers built electric locomotives based on the Milwaukee Road's Bi-Polar electrics, but only the Brute duplicated the actual engine's articulated body. Equipped with three motors, the Brute was designed to run on special track more than 3 wide. Impractical but incredibly impressive, the one-of-a-kind engine was displayed in Lionel's showroom for many years before passing into the hands of renowned train collector Bill Vagell.
He had the model plated to better preserve it, and the Brute later moved into other train collections. Comes with worn original box and box insert.
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My first and most important goal is to have both a happy and repeat customer. Again, I will do my very best to resolve the issue and make you happy. Gauge Big Brute Electric Engine withProto-Sound 2.0" is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Standard Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "timmerg" and is located in Hallstead, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States.