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Transformer Lionel 318E

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Transformer Lionel 318E
Posted by LarryMcG on Monday, July 4, 2022 10:41 AM

The train is running. Used a Lionel Trainmaster Type - KW transformer and it worked OK. At times the train struggled on the curbs. Swithched to the original Transformer a Lionel Type T train ran much better. The reason I believe is KW is only 20 Volts. The T is 24volts. Are there any used 24 volt Transformers out there. I've seen a Type V that is 25 volt but know nothing about them. Does anyone?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:31 AM

Here's some information on the Type V, not as much as I'd like but maybe it'll help.

https://www.tandem-associates.com/lionel/lionel_trains_v_transformer.htm

Here's the whole Tandem Associates transformer section:

https://www.tandem-associates.com/lionel/lioneltransformers.htm

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:46 PM

I use a type K with my no. 8.  I got it years ago for less than 20 bucks on ebay if I remember correctly.  I also use a 95 rheostat to get more speed options.

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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