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 Sat May 30 13:49:47 2015 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$210.00Here's the first year ZW transformer. It has both the early, smaller logo plate on top as well as the 275-Watt front face plate. This transformer has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and all output terminals work properly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$230.00Now available is an unusual transition ZW transformer. It has the early, smaller logo plate on top, but with the 275-Watt front face plate.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$240.00Up for sale is a cleaned, serviced, tested and ready to run transformer. All internal rollers have been replaced and all external output is correct.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$275.00Here's a super clean transformer that has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and all output terminals work properly. There is nothing broken nor damaged on the transformer.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$280.00Up for sale is an extremely clean, all-original ZW transformer from the early 960's. This one has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and operates perfectly.
Table generated at Sat May 30 17:54:42 2015 .

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+$220.00Sat Apr 18 05:59:14 2015 Here's a nice, clean, all-original 250 watt ZW transformer. The interior and exterior has been serviced, cleaned, tested and works perfectly.
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 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 Sat May 30 17:54:42 2015 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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