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How to connect Lionel Type tw transformer.

Which posts do i use to connect a Lionel Type TW transformer

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SOURCE: Lionel train power issue

Answer a number of questions:
Is the tranformer power adequate for the train and is it a working tranformer?
Will the train run by connecting the wires directly to the two points of the train (wheels and center rail connector)?
Are the tracks new?
Is the lockon new?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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