Thanks, 2-rail: This Lionel was made in China, where else!. It probably was made to use all over the world, using transformers that are different. I had to go back, in memory, to my Lionel back in 1947. It was a simple Xfmr with no reverse. I remember, that old?, you had to kick the switch twice to keep going forward. I did the same now. My friend, no elect no-how, has the famous Lionel swing handle Xfmrs dated to 1950. It has a reverse, but didn't rev. the engine. Thus he gave it to me to look at. These xfmrs are so old, that they didn't have a 3 prong plug, or polarized 2 prong plug. Using 2 of these ancients on a same layout, he was told to "phase" the Xfmers. I call it grounding the low side equally. Despite the antiquity, thesre same Xfmrs now sell for $200.00 each. ALL RIGHT, YOU LIONEL JOCKEYS, TELL ME WHY AND WHAT TO SET THESE 2 SWITCHES INSIDE UNDER THE CAB.!!! Thanks again 2-rail, I"m a DC Ho guy, but help thew head man of our train club. He does put up a great X-mass display open to the public.