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Repair a Lionel Type K Transformer

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Repair a Lionel Type K Transformer
Posted by Stevengl on Monday, September 6, 2021 10:26 PM

I purchased a "working" Lionel Type K transformer... but I don't have the nerve to plug this in and test it myself LOL. I bought it with intentions of essentially having it totally gutted and restored (as needed) so I can use this as my primary transformer to run my standard gauge trains. Something about a period transformer running my trains on original Lionel track just makes me smile.

Now for the question... does anyone know someone I can send this dinosaur to to have it rebuilt? I appreciate any suggestions! I'm in the NYC area so the closer the better for shipping costs, but I'd send it anywhere!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:26 AM

There's these folks in Mountain Lakes NJ.  If you're in the NYC area they might be a good bet.

http://www.train-station.com/index.html

They're Lionel specialists, pre-war, post-war, and current production.  I don't know if they do transformer rebuilds but it wouldn't hurt to ask. 

Another pre-war and post-war specialist in NJ is:

https://thetraindoctor.com/

Farther afield, there's these folks.

http://www.henningstrains.com/

 I don't know if the last two rebuild transformers either, again, you'd have to ask.

Hope this helps!

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Posted by Stevengl on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 4:48 PM

Much appreciated! Thank you! 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:06 PM

You're very welcome, and good luck!

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