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texmaster

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Will the new lighted Lionel track work with MTH power?
« on: March 05, 2021, 11:10:34 pm »
Hi folks,

Just curious if anyone knows if this new lighted track can work with AC power from an MTH TIU.  I have an old Lionel power supply but most of my trains are MTH.

I will say this, they connect together far better than MTH real traxx that's for sure!

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Hello & Welcome to the Forum!

l guess l missed seeing the lighted track in the new 2021 Lionel Catalog.
l can't find any other info on the track about power supply, but am guessing that is will work with your power supply as long as you have an apropriate lockon.
 The video l posted was all l could locate.

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Oh I can tell you first hand it works and very cool!   I'm just a little worried hooking it up to the MTH power supply because its AC power which I'm sure you understand.  Right now I have it on an old Lionel power supply with a tin type engine from Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wIr0H9AQV8

« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 10:08:27 pm by texmaster »

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Well I called Lionel and the simple answer was yes it will run on AC power!

So avert your eyes!  This is an MTH engine running!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jIgs8Q41w


The track itself is very smooth and far superior to MTH track.   I only hope they make different sizes because we do a train show every halloween and this track lighted up would be fantastic!

My only tiny gripe is when you shut off the engine the track stays lighted under the engine but that's minor to say the least.


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Textmaster, the track looks pretty good. But that tinplate locomotive in your first video looked fantastic!
« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 03:35:18 pm by Vince53 »
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Textmaster, the track looks pretty good. But that tnplate locomotive in our first video looked fantastic!

Thanks very much!  The company is (or was not sure)  called ETS out of Europe.  Great tin type cars!

 

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