The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 1654 would be available for two years beginning in 1946. The number "1654" is rubber stamped on the cab, and it featured nickel hand rails, ornamental bell and whistle. A three position directional unit whose control lever protrudes through the top of the boiler just in front of the cab, controls the direction of the engine.
The tender was rubber-stamped "LIONEL LINES," was of all sheet metal construction, and was equipped with staple-end trucks with one electronic coupler located at the rear of the tender. There are two variations:
Variation A: The tender was not equipped with a whistle (No. 1654T)
Variation B: The tender was equipped with a whistle (No. 1654W)
This early scout type locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track, but it will also run on the larger radius of O Gauge track.