Four separate loops can then be powered-up at the same time using Throttle A. Unplug the Lionel transformer while making all track and accessory connections. Accessories are connected to - C and A for fixed 18V just C when connecting to a switch, which supplies its own neutral. When your purchase has been made, we will e-mail an Adobe Acrobat file to you that you will be able to print out on your printer. How do I wire this to track? Tip Unplug the Lionel train transformer when not in use. Check the wires for cracks or nicks in the insulation.
Lionel just designed its layout a bit differently than many of their other models. You can fix that by. Going from left to right C, U, A, Unlabeled, D, E, F. The whistle control can also get a bit wimpy. Use a screwdriver to lift up each handle; they both lift off with a mild rocking effort. E-mails will be sent within 24 hours of your purchase being processed. Directions for use with Lionel trains and railroad layouts are also outlined.
Select the appropriate gauge wire for connecting the transformer to the track. The right-hand meter reads the voltage on Outputs A-U and B-U default reading is Output A-U ; the left-hand meter reads the volt- age on Outputs C-U and D-U default reading is Output D-U. F and A for fixed 25V not very useful unless you're wiring 2-3 lights in series. In his professional capacities he's been called upon to write the copy that accompanies the graphic designs. It is not a power indicator.
A polarized plug works to keep a transformer in phase. Lionel transformer operation is simplified for children over 8 years of age to enjoy. The quirks have nothing at all to do with reliability. Two additional accessory circuits can be set by means of the dial-type controls to any desired voltage. One supplied variable voltage for running trains, the other supplied fixed voltages for powering accessories.
Leonard described track connections - U to center rail, A to outside rail. All of the transformers we sell are thoroughly cleaned, tested and brought up to meet or exceed Lionel's original specifications for this transformer type. When it's hot, touch it to each soldered ends of the power cord. The advantage was that accessories didn't steal power from the train, which would have slowed it down. The makers of Lionel trains recommend that an adult perform the wiring and track connection to install the transformer. Wrap the other end of the wire around the terminal post, or push it through the terminal shaft hole.
For accessories that work better at 18 volts, you can use posts A and B. Gently tug on the wire to be certain the clamp is holding it securely. From 25 Watts to 275 Watts, a Lionel transformer could be found for every power requirment from simple circles of track to extensive railroads. Unless stated otherwise, our transformers come with a two 2 year warranty as long as the transformer is used in accordance with Lionel's original instructions. Phasing changes depending on how the unit is plugged in.
U is the common post, which goes to the outer rail. Of course, I was excited to try it out. Once both ends are freed from the base, discard the old power cord. If you experience erratic operation of some non-Lionel locomotives such as random horn and bell sounds , placing a lighted car on the track or connecting an accessory to track power should elimi- nate the problem. Because most problems will be protected by and corrected during fold-back mode operation described in the previous section , circuit breakers should be tripped infrequently. Flip it right to make train A whistle, or left to make train B whistle. Every attempt has been made to have the best quality copy, but as these are old pieces of paper, some marks will inevitably show where the original document has been creased or has an imperfection.
There are five posts on the transformer. Push the throttle lever forward to begin moving the train, and further forward to increase its speed. When it comes to repair, the most common thing it needs is a. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program to open and print the file. He became an expert in nutritional supplements and also developed expertise about computer hardware and software.
What are the accessories connected to? Then you can just plug and unplug the one power strip. Periodic parental inspection of the train, track, transformer, wires and connections is also advised for safety and continued service. The two engineer-type handles provide independent control of two variable voltage circuits, each with built-in whistle, direction, and bell controls. The Z is not there. In the event that such a condition exists, the transformer should not be used until it has been properly repaired.
Check the wiring connections to see that the terminals are holding firmly and check the transformer casing to be sure it has not cracked periodically. Slip the bare conductor into the loop and release the clamp. If you have a polarized plug newer transformer then also attach it to the power strip and make sure all are in phase. When this becomes an accessory power output only. There is little to no difference in value between the two versions.