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 Posted: Tue Sep 19th, 2017 06:57 pm
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Si, that old Lionel pack is AC and would fry your butt if you crossed the wires! The old MRC's were state of the art and I still use an old one (MRC 1300) for the little Gila Tram layout. It has direction control, on/off, AND pulse or "full". Since I don't prowl the hallowed walls of evilbay, I imagine that some of those "sellers" want mas dinero for these old things. Somebody gave me the GT's pack along with a Marklin (AC) pack that weighs probably 20 pounds! A boat anchor for sure but I may use it for something. That MRC 9950 is beyond my scope, hell, I still use ancient r/c transmitters...but wait...I don't need no stinkin'power supply for my 35n2!

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That old faithful Märklin 2x16V/50VA transformer is ideal to power my Intellibox and/or DCC-booster(s). Yes, I still operate DCC because not all my TT ga. locos have been converted to BPRC - sometimes there's only room for TPRC!



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Howdy Helmut, the old power pack is worth keeping. Who knows, I may use it for lights, etc. or maybe build a small arc welder...I would send it to you but can you imagine how much shipping overseas would cost? A rubber mold for Daniel cost over $20 USD to send to Amsterdam and it weighed a fraction of what the power pack does! It would be cheaper for me to get a plane ticket & bring it...hey, that's an idea!!!

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Sure, come over whenever you like. Once your eyes have adapted from the wide open spaces to little old Germany ( easily overlooked ), I'll even dust off my 27MHz Playmobil loco for you to operate!
No need to bring that Transformer- I have one already and cherish it.



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" Si, that old Lionel pack is AC and would fry your butt if you crossed the wires! "



Howdy Woodie :cb:



Thanks for the technical advice ! :shocked:
I'll make sure my wiring is tidy & my posterior well away from any terminals. (_!_)


Think SAFETY FIRST kids ! :w:


Don't forget to wear a mask also ...

... depending on how dusty your old analog controller is. ;)





Not bad for 32 Shillings and 6 Pence !



:!:



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More lovely Lionel !






:)



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Codar 'TEC-88'

With inertia/brake simulator.

Looks like a beauty ! :thumb:





Get 'em while they're HOT ! :shocked:

( or hopefully not ) :f:



No complex microchips, decoders, programmers, expensive radio-control gear, software or rocket-science needed ...

... just 2-wires to the track ... :brill:

... & OFF SHE GOES !! :bg:



;)



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WOW ! :bg:

I had no idea that the 'Codar TEC-88' came with these  C :cool: :cool: L  lever type handle controls as well !





AWESOME CONTROLLER !   :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Not a budget KILLER either ...



:)



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I remember when I purchased my first power pack from America's Hobby Center in NYC back in the late 50's.
It came as a kit and I had to wire it all and place it inside the metal case.
I was lucky that I didn't electrocute myself!

Times were certainly different back then,
remember seeing the news clip of the tank truck driving through neighborhoods spraying people with DDT?
The foolish people would run out to greet the tank trucks.


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" I remember when I purchased my first power pack ... back in the late 50's.
It came as a kit and I had to wire it all and place it inside the metal case.
I was lucky that I didn't electrocute myself! "



Hi Jack :wave:



Well done Jack ! :thumb:

I'm pleased you 'survived' the build & are here to tell us about it ! ;)



I don't suppose there are ANY such kits around these days ?

Maybe 1 or 2, if you know where to look. :us:



But I guess your '50s one was probably a standard 'advert' in Model Railroader or suchlike.

There were a good number of ads. like this in the U.K.s 'Railway Modeller' in the '70s, when I started out.


For sure as well 'back in the day' ... :old dude:

... there were PLENTY of 'Heathkit' & others, amplifiers and this & that, assembled by electronics novices at home.

Of course, if it didn't work, there were great 'return to the factory' schemes to help builders ... L:

... plus of course the local 'fix-it-up' & spare-valves stores, in most towns. :!:



" Times were certainly different back then "



They certainly were ...



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