Going through my Pre-War trains and accessories and realizing that most or all of it needs to be rewired to operate safely. Trying to pin down whether Lionel used cloth covered wire or rubber coated wire...solid conductor or stranded as a rule. I'm seeing different combinations of both on items which appear to be untouched originals.
I would assume all rolling stock should have stranded due to the vibration and movement, but I prefer working with solid core on static pieces like street lamps, signals and houses. I would like to be accurate from a historic standpoint and modern cloth covered wire meeting today's safety standards is readily available as most of you know.