AC alternatives to wire Lionel Burning Switch Tower?

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AC alternatives to wire Lionel Burning Switch Tower?
Posted by 671Turbine on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:54 PM

I recently dusted off a Burning Switch Tower I bought in the early 2000's...I didn't realize until I read the manual, but it requires AC power.  My layout is post-war era mostly and I am using 2 KWs, is there any time of a converter I could use to power the Burning Switch Tower or do I have to find an AC transformer?  Thank you!

 

 

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Posted by Texas Pete on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:07 AM

As far as I know KWs are AC transformers, and so are most postwar trains.  Sounds to me like you're good to go.

Pete

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Posted by 671Turbine on Monday, April 09, 2018 12:27 PM
Oh thanks Pete, I don't know why I was thinking older postwar transformers were DC power
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Posted by lionelsoni on Monday, April 09, 2018 5:43 PM

Actually, all transformers, for toy trains or any other purpose, are AC transformers.

DC transformers are something that novices are sent to fetch as a practical joke, like left-handed wrenches and prop wash.

 

Bob Nelson

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