American Flyer Transformer Filter 18 Instructions
Attached is the American Flyer Transformer Filter 18 Instructions and wiring information that can be used with a variety of track configurations and specifically with two American Flyer Locomotives.
The American Flyer Locomotive 324 A.C. Hudson and American Flyer Locomotive 362 Santa Fe Diesel were known to make a loud hum when connected to a D.C. power supply such as the Rectiformer. Gilbert produced about 60 different types of transformers over the years. The vast majority were AC or alternating current based but during the war they also produced a DC version. This version required a Rectiformer to convert various accessories back to AC current.
Most of the variation in transformers ranged in size and wattage. Each version starting at version 1 increased amperage to power more accessories and locomotives. The original American Flyer Transformer Model 1 produced about 25 watts. The largest transformer American Flyer produced provided 350 watts of power.
It is important to note that the American Flyer Transformer Filter 18 Instructions should not be used with an American Flyer AC transformer.