Using the throttle distributes the heat a bit when running trains. Since I've never taken mine apart, I've been wondering if the A and B train controls each have their own winding with a sliding tap to control the track voltage or if they share the same winding and use dropping rheostats to control the track voltages. One thing to be careful of when you hook it up: both sides of the 14 volt fixed output come from coil taps that are both above voltage with reference to the common or U terminal, so neither one can be connected to a common ground on your layout without shorting out part of the transformer secondary. If you use the 14 volt tap for accessories be sure that the accessorys metal base cannot come in contact with anything connected to the U terminal such as the outside rails of your track. If you never move the carbon rollers, they get brittle over time from heat buildup. In his professional capacities he's been called upon to write the copy that accompanies the graphic designs. Connect one set of wires to these screws, one wire to each screw, and secure them in place with the screwdriver.
There are, though, a few things to be careful of before placing it in service. The output has been tested with a volt meter and it is operating properly. Use the gauge on the side of the strippers to locate the proper slot with which to strip the wires. All of the transformers that have more than 90 Watts are in great demand today as more collectors are operating retro-layouts. Then check the contact rollers for the two variable voltage taps.
Perfect For Every Man Cave! This makes it a popular choice as an accessory transformer. Early models provide 20 volts at posts A-D. The two engineer-type handles provide independent control of two variable voltage circuits, each with built-in whistle, direction, and bell controls. Two additional accessory circuits can be set by means of the dial-type controls to any desired voltage. Fixing this is very similar to. . A full 620-watts of power are built inside the unit, so there's no need for separate power bricks.
The larger transformers could operate up to four trains independently. In 1957, Lionel released a revised version that topped out at 19 volts and provided a 19-volt output from posts D-U. In the event that a binding post is loose and dead, replacing them is pretty easy. Thank you, Justin If anyone has a instruction manual and could email me a copy, I would be very greatful. We have serviced and inspected this transformer to make sure it is in proper operating condition. When it's hot, touch it to each soldered ends of the power cord. When the carbon rollers never roll, they tend to become brittle.
Tin bare ends of the new power cord with rosin-core solder. The remaining posts give fixed voltage outputs. Only available every two years! C-D, at 14 volts, is the most useful combination. About ten years ago I had to have the power cord replaced because mine became badly cracked. Sure, they can all pull cars, blow smoke and ring bells. The outer most terminals should be connected to your track. Every Man Loves His Own Space! Later models provide 19 volts at A-D.
Beware, though, if you use the throttle to deliver output to accessories. Layout Control System Take running your layout to a whole new level with our Lionel Control System line of products! Slide the clip underneath the track rails, center the rails over the metal springs, and press down on the track firmly to snap it onto the clip. It delivered 190 watts of power and provided two handles to control two trains. For smaller O-27 switches, I prefer 14 volts. He became an expert in nutritional supplements and also developed expertise about computer hardware and software. The ability to set a maximum voltage of 14 volts is a big advantage for Marx and Flyer trains, as their motors are designed for a maximum of 14 and 15 volts, respectively. Replace the transformer cover, re-attach the handles, and tighten the screws that hold the base.
Then touch them one at a time to the solder joints, and add a drop of solder using the soldering iron to secure the new power cord wires to the transformer base. Higher voltages will burn up their armatures. Post-1956 models provide 19 volts at this output, which is a better voltage for Lionel O22 switches. It generated 190 watts of power that could control two separate trains. Lift the two handles straight up, then remove the four machine screws on top of the case.
This transformer is preferred by many operators today due to the fixed voltage circuit. On the back panel there are 6 outputs, what do I use? These should be connected to your outer rails. Posts A-U and B-U correspond to the two big handles on each end. If the former, what would be the design maximum operating current for each train winding? It is not a power indicator. The first is to be sure the line cord and circuit breaker are in good condition. The two throttles do turn in opposite directions to change the train speed, which takes getting used to. I'd like to get a copy of that - I can just pick it up from you.
You can tell the difference from looking at the posts. Early issues used a Bakelite case while later releases had a case made out of plastic. Posts U-D give 20 volts on early models, 19 volts on later models. LionChief Plus is the perfect addition to your track and power empire! Attach track clips onto each of two separate track circuits one clip per track. These should be connected to your center rails. The U-C combination outputs 6 volts but has no circuit breaker protection, so use an external circuit breaker if you use this output. There are no breaks or cracks in the case.
Paul Martin began writing in 2003 while studying at Christendom College, Va. U is the common post, which goes to the outer rail. Use this index to see additional details about the individual transformers issued by Lionel during the post-war period. The base plate had a bit of rust on it so we have cleaned and re-painted it. There is little to no difference in value between the two versions.