I picked up a Lionel Type 4050 60-W transformer and the speed control when in the off position still has power. I have never worked on a transformer before, does anyone have a resource on how I might fix this problem. Other than not going to "off" the transformer does not hum or get hot -- it...
I have 60 ft long O scale layout with 3 layers of track on 1 transformer (MRC).
The layout is divided into two sections. One part is 12 feet wide and the other about 24 feet wide. Is it possible to add a second transformer in the other section to help the existing transformer? There is a lack...
Ok, let me first start off by saying that the layout I am constructing will be 100% protosound 2/3 and dcs. My only previous experience has been with a single loop conventional ac layout. On this new layout I will only be running two trains at the same time with around 5 lighted cars on each...
I recently acquired a decent sized mixed pre and post war train set. I couldn't get power to the tracks with one of the transformers and upon opening it up, the wire that goes from the U post to I-don't-know-where is not connected to anything.
I'd like to get power to my tracks so that...
I posted this in the wrong Forum; sorry new to this business.
What is the minimum voltage I need to apply to a Marx remote switch
to cause it to engage? I have a 1033 transformer with 5, 11 or 16 volt
I have 2 zw transformer and one kw for my layout.
four separate trains + a trolley
11 operating accessories
2 beacons 2 floodlights
10 crossing gates
2 operating buildings
various signal lights
12 + switches
What is the best way to wire this many things? The only thing I know for...
First time poster here. I am looking for advice in upgrading my layout... here's the detail:
Over the past 7 years I've been building up my collection... comes out and goes under the tree each year. The layout has grown in size and accessories, and I have a collection of different...
I've got TWO MTH DCS engines running on my O layout. I have been using a 60 watt MRC transformer and they run great.
Then I hooked up 6 remote switches and now I get a short circuit shut down after about 2 mins of running.
Me thinks the power to the tracks is not enuf, so a bigger transformer...
I presume you can use one or the other. Can anyone tell me the pros and cons?
I have an "O" layout. I want to add DCS and was thinking of an MRC, MTH or Lionel Transformer, then I saw that some use the power bricks without a transformer. Need some education on the subject.
In my recent intro posting I was asked to attach some pics, so here they are, just out of storage after at least 25 years. I also have several questions, but I'll keep them to a few if its ok
Can anyone ID that black tower?
What can I use to fix the hinges(There's probable a better name)on...
I have a Lionel Power Max Plus Transformer / Controller. It came with FasTrack. It is only 40 watts. It will run a train on the flat, but that is about all. My Williams FA will run with it and horn works.
Now, I also have an MRC 600 - total output is 50VA. It worked fine until yesterday. I...