I hope my question is not too basic or laughable. I have an ho scale train and 1/32 scale slot car track (I know the scales don't match but my kids don't seem to notice) on a large 4' x 22' table. I'm using lionel highway lights as my source of lighting to run the train and cars in the dark (my scalextric slot cars have working headlights and tailights). I'm using the accessory connectors on an old ho transformer to power the lights. I have 1 wire going to one of the two accessory "slots" on the transformer and another going to the other "slot" and then have each of the two wires from each light running to those wires. The lights are very dim and after them being on for about 20 minutes the transformer burned out (luckily I have an old spare). The lights went out again with the new transformer but after unplugging it and plugging it back in the lights came on, although I doubt they will last. I think I've done something wrong but I don't know what and I'm not sure I've articulated my problem well enough for anyone on this board to help, but I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.