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If you are new to PS-1 locomotives, I would not use a CW-80 transformer.  You can use the two together, but it takes some awareness. But for a 1st time user it'll just cause frustration.  And not all CW-80s are created equal.  I've got 4-5 of them (Don't remember off of the top of my head.) and one will run all my PS-1 locomotives just fine, and one will not run any but like 1-2 of them, and the rest are somewhere in the middle.  The main issues is due to not being a clean sine wave the horn/whistle on the locomotive will constantly sound, which can then lock the locomotive in neutral or a direction, or even keep it come leaving reset.  Having a lighted car on the track helps sometimes.  You track and locomotive wheels and pickup also have to be perfectly clean.  It's best to use a recommended transformer and go have fun playing trains instead.

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