ZW
250 / 275 Watt Transformer
1948 - 1966


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History
King of the Hill, The Grand-Daddy, The Big Boy -- these are just some of the many nicknames given to the ZW Transformer during the past 50+ years. Lionel's ZW produced the most power of any postwar transformer. Even today, the ZW is sought after by Lionel enthusiasts as it is a reliable and dependable transformer.

Features
Standard features of the ZW include:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

250 Watt - For the first two years the ZW was rated at 250 watts. The 250 watt version has a different Circle L logo mounted on top of the transformer compared to the 275 watt version.
275 Watt - The most common ZW .

ZW Transformer
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
250 Watts 1948 - 1949:Blue Lettering 1953 - 1958
275 Watts 1950 - 1966 :~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

ZW Transformer
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Available inventory as of Thu Oct 23 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$220.00Here is a nice and clean 1954 Transformer. The item has been fully serviced and tested and works perfectly. There is no damage to the body.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$255.00Now available is a clean, complete, undamaged transformer. The item has been fully serviced and tested and works perfectly. There is no damage to the body and no rust on the base.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$255.00Here's the early version of the ZW with a ZW nameplate mounted to the front of the transformer. This transformer has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and has a new line cord installed.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$265.00Sun Dec 22 06:05:29 2013 Now available is a super clean, all-original 275 watt transformer. This transformer has been fully serviced, cleaned, tested and is now ready for your layout. There's no damage, nicks nor blemishes on the exterior.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$285.00Thu Mar 13 06:13:42 2014 Here is a nice, very clean, 1955 275 Watt Transformer. This item is in great condition, almost an 8! The transformer has been fully tested and serviced. It works impeccably as well!
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$310.00Tue Feb 4 06:24:41 2014 Up for sale is an early 1960's version of the 275 watt ZW transformer. This transformer has been fully serviced, tested and is now ready for your layout. There's no damage, nicks nor blemishes on the exterior.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$345.00Sun Jun 3 11:33:13 2012 Up for sale is a gorgeous ZW transformer that's been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and ready for your layout. There's no damage, nicks nor blemishes on the exterior and all of the lettering is bright and clean.
Table generated at Thu Oct 23 09:39:03 2014 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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