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I have a lionel type KW Trainmaster Transformer and the cord to the 110 volt outlet needs to br replaced. How do I remove the terminal cover (there are no screws on the bottom of the transformer to dismantle) and what do I then do? 18 gauge wire and plug?

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New wire and plugs are available at chuckstrains.com , they can also tell you how to get into it

Posted on May 10, 2013

  • Traindoc Jun 16, 2014

    There should be some screws on top of the KW that hold the shell on. You'll need to pull off the handles first to lift the shell.

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SOURCE: I am trying to hook up a Lionel 1033 transformer

I have the original Instructions for Operating the 1033(written in 1953) - the second paragraph of the "How To Connect Transformer" reads as follows: The "Multi -Control" transformers listed in this leaflet have four binding posts located on the top of the transformers. Of these, "A-U" and "B-U" combinations furnish variable voltage for the track. The control arm of the transformer simultaneously regulate the voltage output of both the "A-U" and the "B-U" combinations. The transformer nameplate indicates the voltage ranges of these two combinations.The "A-U" combination supplies any voltage from 5 to 16 volts. The B-U combination has voltage from 0 to 11 volts. In selecting the proper range of voltage for your particular outfit, try the lower "B-U" combination first. If the maximum train speed is not satisfactory, then try the "A-U" posts.

To paraphrase the "How to Connect Accessories" section: accessories work best with fixed voltage - these voltages are obtained from the following pairs of output binding posts: "A-B" 5 volts; "B-C" 11 volts and "A-C" 16 volts.
Hope this helps, Mark

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SOURCE: My new Lionel CW-80 trans former stopped working

I did the same thing as brian-sw. Opened the unit, removed the old in-line fuse and added an external fuse holder to make it easier to replace in the future. Transformer is difficult to open unless you have the triangular security screw driver. Security bits can be purchase from Harbor Freight but you will need to adapt them to fit into the channels where the screws are recessed. It certaintly would have been nice if Lionel installed an external fuse or circuit breaker. Guess they didn't want to loose the repair business.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: No longer have manual for

See link below to PDF file with instructions to your transformer. It looks like you are correct with regards to the wiring with what I can see in the manual.

Hope this helps and good luck

www.lionellines.com/files/manuals/KW_Manual.pdf

Posted on Aug 04, 2011

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SOURCE: how do I replace the

These transformers are fusioned together which takes a skilled hand with a hot blade to separate the bottom from the top shell. Hot blades are commonly used by glass repair techs that replace windsheild on vehicles

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

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