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martinP

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Lionel Thomas and friends PSU
« on: April 11, 2022, 05:15:19 am »
Hi,
We are in the UK, and I have recently aquired a Thomas and friends set (8-81027)minus power transformer, but with controller.
Can anyone tell me the input power spec for the controller; ie what voltage, AC or DC, and if DC what polarity of the barrel connector in the rear of the controller.
I would really love to have this running for our Granchildren.
Any help appreciated.
TIA

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Re: Lionel Thomas and friends PSU
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2022, 05:29:53 pm »
Welcome aboard, Martin.

Looking at various pictures of your Lionel G gauge Thomas set, it APPEARS to me that the controller and transformer are one solid piece. It also appears that Lionel uses two slightly-different power pack/transformers for this set.

Sometimes Lionel sells individual parts, and you can contact them to find out.


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Re: Lionel Thomas and friends PSU
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2022, 07:30:14 am »
Thank you for your welcome and reply Vince53,

The controller is definitely separate from any power supply, as it has a 2.8mm barrel socket in the back.
The set is shown on the Lionel website, but no information for the set (spares etc) are shown.
https://www.lionel.com/products/ls-thomas-the-tank-engine-set-8-81027

I have attempted to contact Lionel via email on several occasions with no response unfortunately, and so I was hoping someone on this forum may be able to shed some light.
I do realise that the set is an ancient one!

 

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