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  1. ActorMike

    CW80 Transformer 1908080 is a disaster

    1980s Transformer vs. 2021 Transformer- It is really sad when a used 1980s product outperforms a 2021 product. I have a vintage Tyco US-1 Trucking set that came with a 6V hobby transformer. I purchased a AFX transformer with three power output settings and it brought new life to my old set...
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    What is a good DCC Transformer for beginners?

    Hello, I am looking for a simple DCC transformer that allows me to get the most out of a DCC equipped locomotive. I've looked at the NCE Powercab and find it might be too complex for my experience level. I've also looked at the Ez command transformer from Bachmann. However, I am looking for...
  3. K

    A question regarding a particular power source.

    Hi. I'm very new to this so excuse my ignorance. I just purchased this Transmitter Tower kit: I'm wondering about what particular power source I should use. The instructions aren't very helpful, citing only a "Trafo...
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    CW-80 new and old issues, with new trainset

    So for the last several years I've been running a 1959 Lionel set from the Space and Military series around the Christmas tree It belonged to my Dad when he was a kid. I had been using a CW-80 transformer I purchased in 2008 I think off of Ebay. We just now purchased a Lionel Polar Express set...
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    KW Transformer Problem? Help!

    I have an old KW powering two mainlines that are interconnected via turnouts. Whenever I power up, the circuit breaker light comes on; I have no power, either track. I don't have to do anything to resolve the issue, other than to wait it out. Usually, after 20 minutes, a half hour, the...
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    Powering a Large Layout

    Hello I am in the process of building a large, suspended Lionel "O" gauge system in my basement family room. When completed it will be about 16' x 16', with a small outside "bulge" or outside loop on one corner of it. I don't expect to have any lights, switches or anything else, it's just...

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