I finally took the tank out of the box and set it on the RR. I hooked it up to several other buildings on some maybe 20 gauge wire. It's connected to the 14 volt (AC) output on my MTH Z4000. Most of the buildings in the town look OK. The Lionel O'Grady's Tavern even looks good.
This Sunoco tank's lights seem very dim. I didn't get a manual so I went to the Lionel site.
It says it will run from 12 to 18 volts? So I'm thinking that I may have the smaller buss wire overtaxed? I took it over to the Z4000 and went to hook it up. I got a fear that I might cook it? The wires are very thin. Are all these lights wired in parallel? Seems like a lot of current? Should I up the volts to 18?
It entered my mind to convert this to LEDs but that's a lot of work. I think it would be well worth it? I may convert everything else so that they don't suck up so much power. This is the third power source I have around the layout just on lighting.
So I want to ask if someone else has this are the lights bright? & How are you powering it?