Originally Posted by Toy train hobby
I plan to; for I've acquired an older Marklin set, but will need a transformer for the US market.
The old blue Märklin Transformers using 220 V ~ AC +/- 5 % as input power.
In Germany the public power changed alleeady to 230 V ~ AC +/- 10 % as input power.
The old blue transformers may be used on own risk in germany.
If your house would burn down by identified old electric transformer than maybe your fire insurance will not pay for it.
Look onto the transformer, there are symbols of the output power.
It should be 0 Volts up to 18 Volts - AC power the drirectiin switching impulse has got around 22 Volts up to 24 Volts ~ AC power.
For house electic wiring or turnout switching are used 16 Volts ~ AC power in general.
Look maybe for a Lionel Transformer of 0 Scale, I am not sure but used not Lionael in 0 Gauge AC Power to the tracks, too?