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    Lionel Whistle Tenders

    Gentlemen, Many thanks for the advice! I was chatting about it with a friend today and we think it's the relays as well. Thanks again! Eric
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    Lionel Whistle Tenders

    Greetings I have two Lionel whistle tenders I am trying to restore. One is a prewar 2869W that I got through E-Bay with a 1666E locomotive, the other is a 2671W that I am sort of “Frankenstein-ing” together from some old and some replacement parts. I seem to be having difficulty in wiring...
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    Powering a Large Layout

    I guess it helps to attach the diagram...
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    Powering a Large Layout

    Greetings Gents, based on the conversation so far and what I've read, I cam up with this diagram of what I THINK I'm needing to do: Feedback is appreciated! V/R Eric
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    Powering a Large Layout

    Greetings OK it looks like from what I've been reading this old transformer is unlikely to have enough wattage to power this large of a layout. So from what I'm reading I should be looking for about an 80W transformer, does that sound correct? Also I've found some info about using a bus and...
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    Powering a Large Layout

    Thanks ICG/SOU! The transformer is 45W; is that enough? V/R Eric
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    Powering a Large Layout

    CSX Robert Thank you very kindly for the quick response! Since I'm kind of a member of the Kindergarten Class as far as these things go, can you provide me some specifics as to where and what I would buy for the heavy gauge bus and how many drops I'd need? If I can avoid burning anything down...
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    Powering a Large Layout

    Hello I am in the process of building a large, suspended Lionel "O" gauge system in my basement family room. When completed it will be about 16' x 16', with a small outside "bulge" or outside loop on one corner of it. I don't expect to have any lights, switches or anything else, it's just...





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