This is the Lionel ZW remade as a modern transformer. Except this time, instead of everything inside the ZW case, this one gets its power from the bricks you hook up to it. It comes with two Powerhouse PH-1 180 watt power bricks that you can hook up, and if you want, you can add more bricks for even more power.
- Four circuits
- Two PH-1 Powerhouse 180 watt bricks
- controls for whistle
- and direction
- and best of all, tons of power
- an era-appropriate Lionel designed box
- original instructions
- Good with traditional, TMCC or Legacy operation.
And how about that awesome style of how the handles move up and down like a real throttle? Just like the Addams Family...
This ZW transformer is the most powerful transformer Lionel made back in the day. This is the best of both worlds--This is the iconic transformer you remember from the 1950s and that you saw on the Addams Family. It has remained the style everyone wants and remembers. But THIS ONE has modern manufacturing and circuit breaking, safe for your modern trains.
There’s only one ZW. No single product has come to symbolize the legend of Lionel more than the Lionel ZW. Molded to original dimensions in classic phenolic resin, the ZW can run up to four trains at the same time on different layouts, plus accessories. The two engineer-type handles provide independent control of two variable voltage circuits, each with built-in whistle, direction, and bell controls. Two additional accessory circuits can be set by means of dial-type controls to any desired voltage. Or, if you prefer, you can control all four outputs with a single handle! (The ZW controller can be powered by any combination of one to four 135-Watt or 180-Watt Lionel PowerHouse Power Supplies.) And if you use the TrainMaster Command or LEGACY Control system, you can adjust each output using your walk-around remote control up to the level pre-set by its corresponding ZW handle. It’s a great way to help less-experienced railroaders keep their trains under control while enjoying the thrill of independent remote-controlled operation.
**Offered with two 180-Watt PowerHouse Power Supplies, this ZW package provides the power and control you dream of for your vintage or state-of-the-art Lionel locomotives and accessories.
See our other listings for another brick, ready to use, for even more power.
CONDITION: Looks like new. Box shows light shelfwear. CONTENTS ARE LIKE NEW INSIDE. With a copy of instructions.