Will a Flyer transformer work with Lionel and Williams trains

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October 5, 2012 3:28 AM

I HAVE A LARGE TWIN HANDLE AM FLYER TRANSFORMER AND WANT TO KNOW IF I CAN RUN OTHER BRANDS OF TRAINS WITH IT. I BELIEVE IT PUTS OUT 21VAC AS WELL AS ACC. OUTPUTS.

THANKS

FRANK 

 
 
 
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October 5, 2012 3:54 AM

I do. Those big Flyer transformers with the deadman handles look cool and work pretty well.

 

Steve

 

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

 
 
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October 5, 2012 4:06 AM

Thanks Steve. I''ll give it a try.

Frank

 
 
 
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October 5, 2012 7:40 AM

The American Flyer transformer will work as both Lionel and A.F. use A.C. voltage. The A.F. may only go up to 16 to 18 volts, depending on model, verses the Lionel transformer going up to 21.5 volts with the post-war ZW.

 

With a Williams engine, who wants a higher voltage?

 

Lee F.

 

Philadelphia & Reading Railway, one of the first railroads in the USA, first to have a double track system in the USA.

 
 
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October 5, 2012 3:44 PM

When I was a kid and my early vertical Marx 50 watt transformer died, it was replaced

with a 75 watt AF one which ran my trains just fine and still works.

 

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

 
 
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October 5, 2012 4:51 PM

They work fine.  However, they do not have a whistle controller so you will have to add one.  Lionel made a whistle button, and I see them often at train shows.

 

John

 

John

 

WWW.NMRRC.ORG

LCCA

 
 
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