FAQ - How To Convert UK Power For Lionel Trains (was Alternative AC power for Lionel) I'm trying to help a fellow on another forum. He's in Britain and bought a Lionel train set (Hogwarts) with a CW80 transformer. Of course, this will not work with their 220V 50hz power supply. It's possible that even with a step-down transformer it might do nasty things. The Lionel dealer over there offered him a transformer for GBP 125 (about $250) and he's not happy. Lionel in Michigan wasn't much help either. So, are there any other possibilities? Has anyone tried a Marklin AC transformer on Lionel?