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Lionel whistle tender

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I have a Lionel whistle tender with a Lionel 60 watt 1041 transformer. The tender will whistle when powered up alone but when I put a locomotive on and pull it around the track it will not whistle. If someone could help me it would be much appreciated.
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Hi Big Ed,

The tender is a lionel 6026W and the Locomotive is a Marx 666. The track is a new o scale and is clean.
Hi Big Ed,

My layout is 4x8 with no switches. How big of a transformer would I need?
Thanks I will try cleaning the commutator and checking the brushes. Thanks for your input!
Thanks Big Ed for the info. I’m planning on expanding in the future and will look at getting a bigger transformer.
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