I wrote an e-mail a little while ago about building my first
tesla coil, and I would like to know if I can get some advice about
transformers, what some are sources, and the different kinds of
transformers I can use.  From most people, and most sites I've read
most people seem to use a neon sign transformer, but I want to know
what other types can be used because where I live their seems to be a
distinct lack of these anywhere I have checked.  

Atheist/Freethinker aa #1622