Might help. There's a website somewhere that has a lot of instructions
from various manufacturers in various scales. I've seen it, but don't
have the URL off hand, sorry.
Maybe someone else knows what it is.
Internal parts for the CW-80 are not available from Lionel, as
it's not considered a "user repairable" item.
That said, the fan is just one of those 12VDC sealed bearing
mini-fans used in many computers. The trick is finding a triangle
tipped screw driver to open the case with! ;^)
When they show up at my LHW, I plan to replace my CW-80 with one
of the new Atlas-O 80 watt transformers that don't need a fan.
Plus they allow "common ground" wiring of track and accessories
like the older Lionel transformers did.
Thanks to all who responded...
And, yes, after much searching of security head screwdrivers I've decided
I'm gonna have to grind my own...
As to the CW-80, I've tried hooking up a couple of independently powered
accessories & computer sensors to the accessory jacks with just miserable
I'm thinking a common ground transformer referred to in an earlier post may
be the ultimate answer to my problems.
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