Great for S or O!
You are looking at a vintage American Flyer #22035 transformer. The 22035 is one of the most powerful made in toy train land--it has 175 watts of power through ONE channel. This one has been tested here at Lone Star Trains and is doing everything it should. It was made 1957-60.
One of the nice things about this Flyer transformer is the really cool switch that allows you to do direction control by pushing the lever up, have it in the center, or have it down. Here is how that works: the main throttle is engineered so that when it is brought to zero, it is still delivering enough power to NOT cycle the e-unit. WHy? So that you could power down for a switch or some other reason yet not have to deal with the engine going into reverse. So the direction control switch allows you to switch directions without using the throttle for this purpose. In the middle position, you can even have the locomotive completely stopped while power is still being delivered via the throttle to the track. Interesting!
AND it has a built in circuit breaker as well. Some folks also like the unique vertical hook up terminals.
I love that Flyer called this one the POWER CONTROLLER in the old catalog.
The shape and heft of this transformer make it one of the more unique power controllers ever made.
Great for ANY AC trains, including MARX, Lionel, even Standard Gauge.
This one features:
- Built in circuit breaker with manual reset button
- vertical terminal wire hook up
- 175 watts of power
- Really cool directional control lever
- Constant voltage option (great for accessories)
CONDITION: C-6. Tested and works. Cosmetically very good. Looks real nice with some noticeable rubbing in the white highlights. The Direction Control switch is unique--you can push it up, have it in center, or push it down. It allows you to cycle through the Forward and reverse without using the speed controller. Cord is a good original and is a little dirty. Pictures show it all.
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