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Lionel RW Transformer Repair

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Lionel RW Transformer Repair
Posted by joeponcho on Saturday, January 6, 2024 12:13 PM

Hello, I have an old Lionel RW Transformer and I replaced the Power Cord on it and light lens cover. The direction button was missing when I got it so I picked one up online. Is there supposed to be a spring under that Direction Button? There is nothing under it to hold it in place.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Monday, January 8, 2024 6:43 PM

No separate spring, the leaf of the switch is its own spring.

Rob

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Posted by joeponcho on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:58 AM

Thanks Rob, but that pic is of the Whistle Button. I'm talking about the Direction Button. 

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Posted by rrlineman on Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:48 AM

Works the same way. No spring.

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Posted by joeponcho on Saturday, January 13, 2024 1:31 PM

Thanks ADCX Rob. Is that the same picture you posted originally? That is the correct button. I attached a picture of mine. If you notice the piece of the copper tab or contact doesn't have the piece that protrudes up for the button to cli on. Would I need to replace that whole piece? Part # S-18? Thanks for the help!

 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/199858702@N04/53460620277/in/dateposted-public/

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Saturday, January 13, 2024 8:18 PM

joeponcho
Would I need to replace that whole piece? Part # S-18? Thanks for the help!



I switched to the direction button view for you.

S-18 is available  HERE at The Train Tender for $4.

Rob

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Posted by joeponcho on Saturday, January 13, 2024 9:40 PM

Thanks Rob, I emailed him.

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