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Title: On30 Christmas Trolley set
Post by: All-Trains on December 17, 2008, 02:09:09 PM
   Hi;

   I have an On30 trolley set that goes out from a train shed, along some track pieces, and then stops at a bumper. After a set time limit, the trolley reverses and goes back into the shed and parks for a set time.
   My transformer that plugs into the wall and connects to the back of the train shed, did not work any more after last Christmas, and was thrown away. I need to get a new one, but do not know what ( voltage and if it was AC or DC ), that it put out when it was working properly. Would you happen to know? Also, is that something I can purchase from the factory, and what would it cost?
  I have seen different styles/ kinds of these at some of the stores around here, but want to get the right one, so the power supply/shed is not damaged.

                                           Thank you for any help in this matter;    Dan


Title: Re: On30 Christmas Trolley set
Post by: tomplatten on December 17, 2008, 02:49:34 PM
The trolley uses a 7.5 volt power supply. If you are like me, I have accumulated many similar power supply adapters over the years. Check the voltage on the adapter to see if it is 7.5 to 9 volts and will plug into the shed! I fit does it will probably work. I upgraded mine from the original power supply to a 9 volt power supply to give the trolley a bit more speed!


Title: Re: On30 Christmas Trolley set
Post by: Frisco on December 17, 2008, 07:06:48 PM
Just make sure that you get a DC one and not AC as it will damage the trolley.


Title: Re: On30 Christmas Trolley set
Post by: tomplatten on December 17, 2008, 11:38:29 PM
Read the info on the adapter. It will tell you whether it puts out AC or DC. If the info is missing --don't use unless you can check it with a VOM meter!