Hello again! I recently purchased a log dump car and sawmill on eBay. For that portion of my layout I am powering with an older CW80. I have tried every combination of wiring, following the wiring directions provided, and still get no power to the controlling track and switch that operates the log dump. I have several other accessories on the layout ( powered by an old ZW) and they work fine! Have read the “research “ on this forum and realize this particular transformer is a challenge! Short of calling Lionel or just moving to a new power source, any suggestions? Many thanks!
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I was under the impression that you weren't getting any power from the transformer. However, if you were referring to only the accessory output, and the throttle circuit was working fine, then the fuse in the transformer is o.k. If the fuse was blown, nothing would work. Try the voltage setting as suggested.
@Bill at the Beach posted:
...For that portion of my layout I am powering with an older CW80. I have tried every combination of wiring,..
Have you tried using the two red "A" & "B" posts as common? Depending on the age of the CW, this may be the case. Using the red posts as common will swap the whistle & bell functions.