I swear, I looked for answers before I posted!
Several years ago when my Grandma moved out of her old Indiana lake home and headed for Florida, I was given the remnants of my uncle's old Lionel set. Sadly, everything in the set is in pretty poor condition except, remarkably, the transformer. All the pieces are there, and when plugged in, at least the green bulb lights.
Now I'm trying to decide what to do with it. It doesn't really have any sentimental value to me, and as cool as I think it is, I really don't have room for an O scale setup. I was thinking about perhaps selling it to at least partially fund my first real set in either HO or N (haven't yet made a decision).
If you experts out there would be so kind, I'd like a little more information before doing anything that would result in myself or anyone else getting ripped off. Any little information you could provide would be appreciated, but I'm specifically intersted in the readings I should be getting at the contacts. I briefly threw a meter to it earlier, and the only reading that really made sense to me was on the AU circuit, which was between around 5 and 20vAC.
Assuming I do sell it, would it be worth my time monetarily to rebuild it? Would anyone happen to know a good guy to deal with in south Chicagoland?