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ZW Question
Posted by dog63026 on Monday, January 30, 2012 8:36 AM

Does anyone have a recommendation for "off the shelf" or homemade TVS? I want to use my old vintage 1950 Lionel ZW to run a modern Lionel train with Railsounds.

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Posted by nickaix on Monday, January 30, 2012 9:25 AM
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Posted by KRM on Monday, January 30, 2012 9:26 AM

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Posted by KRM on Monday, January 30, 2012 9:35 AM

 

Check this thread for how to connect them

http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/t/200892.aspx?PageIndex=2

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Posted by KRM on Monday, January 30, 2012 9:39 AM

Oh Yeah you will need a Lionel Sound Activation Button  610-5906-001  ( 5906 ) for the Bell on the RailSounds

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Posted by gunrunnerjohn on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:16 AM

I'd not only consider the TVS, but also a fast acting circuit breaker or fuse to protect that locomotive.  IMO, the best place for a TVS to protect modern locomotives is inside the locomotive directly across the track pickups.  Whenever I have to do other work inside one of mine, I install a TVS as well.

 

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:02 AM

I'd not only consider the TVS, but also a fast acting circuit breaker or fuse to protect that locomotive...

The damage is already done by the time any circuit breaker reacts.  The TVS will do the job, the breaker would be superfluous.  Don't bother with the breaker if your only concern is the on board electronics and your transformer's breaker is functioning properly.

Rob

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