It comes off is you have patience. I got it off of the roof years ago. I can't actually remember what I used. I put it on a track. No buzz, no light, no movement.Underneath is original wiring except one has a synthetic cover over it. The rest of the wires are original. I cannot see any reason why it wouldn't work. My bad if you jiggle a connection and away it goes down your track. It has an AC/DC switch. If you have a sideline on your layout and want a neat looking aged/weathered 42... No shelf piece by any means. So, doesn't work and condition is what you see. It is about 100 years old. The item "Lionel standard gauge gray 42 engine dual motor AC/DC switch. Original wiring" is in sale since Thursday, November 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "jvb400e8pg7" and is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
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