left: interior side wall. "I Like Ike" poster
locates shop securely in the '50s. center: two
customers in waiting area, with lit barber pole seen
through window, and a tiny replica of a Lionel
Catalog on the bench. right: Lionel PowerMax
transformer has an output of 18 volts AC, 30 watts.
The barber shop runs at 12- 18 VAC.
Below left: Rear terminals of the transformer,
marked "track". The red and black binding posts are
marked "A" and "U", respectively. center: bottom
view of the shop. The transformer is connected to
the two top terminals, labelled "AC Power". right:
the included slide switch is connected to the bottom
terminals, labelled "Slide Switch". With this
set-up, the two interior lamps and the barber pole
will light when the transformer is turned on, with
the orange lever on the right of the transformer
pushed forward to maximum. The slide switch turns on
the animation for the barbers and barber pole.
The eight page manual included with the Barber Shop
also explains how to wire the shop for various
Lionel train layouts using TrainMaster Command
Control or accessory switch wiring, and how to
replace the interior and barber pole light bulbs.