No single product has come to symbolize the legend of Lionel more than the Lionel ZW. That’s why we’re especially proud to announce a new and more advanced version – the Lionel ZW-L Transformer. True to the signature design elements of the original, the ZW-L is molded in phenolic resin and features the same distinctive four-handle operation as its predecessor. The ZW-L can run up to four trains or accessories at the same time. 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 the dial-type controls to any desired voltage. The ZW-L Transformer is designed to give you smoother operation and more realistic control of your engines and accessories. Operation of the four handles now allows for fine control of up to 200 speed steps. It also provides a wider range of control at the minimum and maximum extensions of handle dial motion, and comes equipped with a smoother, more durable handle gearing system. Voltage and current from each of the four channels of the ZW-L Transformer are cleanly displayed in four easy-to-read, analog ammeter/voltmeter dials that are housed in the “dashboard” face. A full 620 watts of power (Lionel website claims 720 watts but is incorrect) are built inside the unit, so there’s no need for separate power bricks. To keep your Controller operating safely, the ZW-L also comes equipped with an automatic temperature controlled cooling fan, a circuit breaker for each channel output, and an on/ off switch on the front. Additionally, LIONEL letters light up in blue on the front face of the unit when the ZW-L is turned on. Whether you run vintage or state of the art locomotives and accessories, the new Lionel ZW-L Transformer provides more realistic conventional control of your layout operations than ever before !