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Frisco


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« on: July 24, 2008, 03:59:46 PM »

Hi, I was wondering if I can run my postwar Lionel on DC without hurting it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 01:38:28 AM »

All items built before 1970 had universal motors that would run on AC or DC.

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Jim Banner

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 11:48:02 PM »

You can also add a bridge rectifier to the locomotive so that the direction changes when you change track polarity, just the same as with permanent magnet motors. 
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