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  1. Question about Gunrunner's Custom Bell Button

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    http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=7337 Looking at the diagram and have a couple questions. First I don't need a whistle as the ZW already has it. So I can eliminate that gang of diodes. If I am reading it correctly the switches are normally closed in this case routing power around...
  2. Lionel Whistle Controller

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    Hi All you Lionel experts, Anyone know if I can use the Lionel #167 Whistle Controller to ring the Bell on a K Line or Weaver Locomotive, equipped with TMCC and Railsounds, But running in Conventional Mode using a Lionel ZW? The whistle button on the ZW activates the whistle, but I'd also...
  3. Horn buttons - 81251-50 vs 6-5906

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    I have two Lionel horn buttons. One is an 8251-50, bright red. the other is a 6-5906. What's the difference? The 8251 has very small gauge wires, connects to both base and power terminals on the transformer, and has no problem getting my 703 air tender to whistle. The 6-5906 on the other hand...
  4. Whistle Bell question

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    I did some searching and see how to use two buttons to get both to work ( one at a time ) but was wondering, has anyone made their own buttons? I assume it has to do with a rectifying diode or something similar, but have nothing to go from. The reason I ask, I have an older 175 Watt transformer...
  5. Talk to me about new locos and ZW (or other old) transformers

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    A few weeks back I was at a train shop and the gentleman had a very nice looking MTH locomotive with all the fancy new bells and whistles. I asked the gentleman if I could even run such a locomotive with just my old ZW transformer or if I would need a whole new type of system. The man was very...
  6. ZW Transformer Whistle switch

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    Guys, just bought a used ZW transformer from my local hobby shop and Lionel Train service center. My pocket book is still hurting:ohwell::ohwell:The owner said he went through the entire Transformer and replaced everything that showed any wear with new stuff. I will admit, it runs my trains...
  7. Whistle

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    I just posted in the 2010 Christmas train thread about my 1946 Lionel 224. My transformer only has speed controls and I don't have a whistle controller so, obviously, my whistle is not useable. The whistle works when I put power to it but what I need is a description or a schematic of how the...
  8. Combining a 167 controller & 6-5906 bell button with a R-100 transformer

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    I have a friend that has a Lionel R 100 transformer. He is using the 167 Controller with the whistle and reverse buttons for control. Recently he purchased a lionel steam engine with rail sounds and needs to install the 6-5906 sound activator button for the bell control. My question is, How...
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