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How many trains can run on one 80w lionel transformer?

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Hello, I couldn't find the answers to these questions anywhere on the forum already.

How many locomotives can you put on the same track if you are using one lionel 80w, assuming the track fits in a 4x8 space with a few switches and accessories?

What happens if you have two 4x8 ovals that are connected by switches, powered by 2 transformers, without any isolation, with 2 locomotives? Will it run? I know the trains will not have independent speed control, but will they both run?
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bad idea. you will need to isolate the inner loop from the outer.
i would think at least several engines will run of one pack without problem (80W it a lot of power). but then again i did not touch anything outside HO scale
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