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Old 12-13-2019, 11:22 AM   #21
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That transformer was made back in the mid 1930's to run trains with different operating characteristics than the Gilbert postwar trains. I would not use it. While it will likely work the minimum starting voltage is 8V or slightly higher, the opposite of what we would want.
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Old 12-14-2019, 12:54 AM   #22
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Kenny, I also use a ZW. What a wonderful transformer. The thing I like is it has a start
voltage of 2 volts. AF transformers start at 7 volts. Much slower starts and slow running
with the ZW.
Couldn't agree more mopac. That slow start feature and slow running capabilities is one of the things that drew me to the ZW in the first. Much more realistic not to mention that 7 volt start with an AF transformer can be aggravating when trying to do rail yard moves.

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Old 12-14-2019, 07:01 AM   #23
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Thanks, If I ever get deep into S scale I will find a better power supply. At $12.99 with free shipping I didn't lose much and he certainly didn't make much money on the sale. I imagine it's quite heavy.

It will provide me a power source to check the function of the locomotive, I have no idea if it even runs at this point.
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