M.T.H. USRA 0-8-0Steam Locomotive Operator`s manual

USRA 0-8-0
Steam Locomotive
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Compatibility
This engine is available in 2-rail and
3-rail Versions and will operate on any
O-31 Gauge track system (3-rail), 31"
radius (2-rail) including M.T.H.'s
RealTrax and ScaleTrax or traditional
tubular track. It is also compatible with
most AC and DC transformers. See
page 24 for a list of compatible
transformers and wiring instructions.
Freight Yard Sound
PLEASE READ BEFORE USE AND SAVE
Table of Contents
Configuring Locomotive for 2-Rail or 3-Rail Operation.................................. 3
3
Installing/Removing 3-Rail Pickup Rollers...............................................
3
Ensuring Proper Power to Track Polarity..................................................
4
Changing Track Polarity Inside the Locomotive......................................
Set Up Checklist........................................................................................................... 5
Lubrication....................................................................................................... 5
Priming the Smoke Unit................................................................................. 5
Placing the Engine on the Track................................................................. 6
Checking the Battery....................................................................................... 6
Basic Operation............................................................................................................. 7
Activating Features........................................................................................... 7
Manual Volume Control................................................................................. 8
Proto-Sound 2.0 Operating Instructions............................................................... 9
Activating Proto-Sound 2.0 Conventional Mode Features........................ 9
Freight Yard Sounds (FYS)/ Passenger Station Announcements (PSA).. 10
Proto-Coupler® Operation............................................................................ 11
Speed Control................................................................................................... 12
Locking Locomotive Into A Direction......................................................... 13
Reset To Factory Default................................................................................. 13
Automatic Sound Effects................................................................................. 13
Maintenance................................................................................................................... 14
Lubricating and Greasing Instructions......................................................... 14
Cleaning The Wheels, Tires and Track......................................................... 15
Traction Tire Replacement Instructions....................................................... 16
Headlight Replacement Instructions............................................................. 16
Self Charging Battery Back-Up...................................................................... 18
ProtoSmoke® Unit Operation........................................................................ 19
Troubleshooting Proto-Sound® 2.0 Problems............................................ 21
Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart.............................................. 24
Additional Features Accessible with the DCS Remote Control System... 25
Service & Warranty Information.................................................................... 26
CAUTION: ELECTRICALLY OPERATED PRODUCT:
Not recommended for children under 10 years of age. M.T.H. recommends adult supervision with children ages 10 - 16.
As with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and use to reduce the risk of electric shock.
WARNING: When using electrical products, basic safety precautions should be observed, including the following:
Read this manual thoroughly before using this device.
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M.T.H. recommends that all users and persons supervising use examine the hobby transformer and other electronic equipment
periodically for conditions that may result in the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, such as damage to the primary
cord, plug blades, housing, output jacks or other parts. In the event such conditions exist, the train set should not be used until
properly repaired.
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Do not operate your layout unattended. Obstructed accessories or stalled trains may overheat, resulting in damage to your layout.
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This train set is intended for indoor use. Do not use if water is present. Serious injury or fatality may result.
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Do not operate the hobby transformer with damaged cord, plug, switches, buttons or case.
This product may be protected by one or more of the following patents: 6,019,289; 6,280,278;
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Configuring Locomotive for
2-Rail or 3-Rail Operation
Installing/Removing 3-Rail Pickup Rollers
Both 2-Rail and 3-Rail versions of this locomotive can be configured to opperate
on either 2-rail or 3-rail track by removing or adding the center rail pickups. 3-rail
rack operation requires the pickups, 2-ral track operation does not. The pickups
are factory installed on 3-rail versions and packaged seperately in the locomotive
box for 2-rail versions. Each pickup roller installs with a single phillips screw.
Configuring for 2-Rail or 3-Rail Power Input
Once you have configured the engine for 2-rail or 3-rail operation, you must
manually select the power input switch located on the bottom of the tender fo r 2
rail operation as seen in Figure 1.
2-Rail/3-Rail Switch
Figure 1
Ensuring Proper Power to Track Polarity
For 2-rail DCS operation, it is important that the polarity from the transformer to
the engine is properly configured. Correct polarity can be accomplished by
ensuring that the wiring from the TIU to the track and orientation of the
locomotive when sitting on the track follows the illustration in Figure 2.
To TIU Black Terminal
To TIU Red Terminal
Figure 2
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Changing Track Polarity Inside the Locomotive
Failing to properly configure the polarity will result in the locomotive starting in
reverse instead of forward or not receiving the DCS signal. Should this occur, it is
not necessary to swap the wires from the transformer to the track or reverse the
locomotive’s orientation on the track itself. Instead, simply slide the polarity
switch located on the tender as seen in Figure 3.
DCS Polarity Switch
(The DCS Polarity Switch should be moved
forward when the Red Terminal of the TIU is
connected to the right hand rail and to the
rear when the Red Terminal is connected to
the left hand rail.)
Figure 3
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Set Up Checklist
- Lubricate the locomotive
- Prime the smoke unit
- Check to see whether the battery needs to be charged for full sound effects
- Apply power to run as described in the Basic Operating Section of this manual
Lubrication
You should lubricate the engine to prevent it from squeaking. Use
light household oil and follow the lubrication points marked “L” in
Fig. 4. Do not over-oil. Use only a drop or two on each pivot point.
DO NOT
OVER OIL
Lubricate Linkage (L)
Lubricate Wheel Axels (L)
Figure 4. Lubrication Points on the Locomotive
Priming the Smoke Unit
When preparing to run this engine, add
15-20 drops of smoke fluid through the
smokestack. We recommend M.T.H.
ProtoSmoke, Seuthe, LGB, or LVTS fluids.
Do not overfill the unit or the fluid may
leak out and coat the interior engine
components.
If you choose not to add the fluid (or have
already added the fluid but choose to run
smoke-free), turn off the smoke unit
switch located under the water hatch on
the tender (see Fig. 5). Failure either to
add fluid to the unit or to turn it off may
damage the smoke unit heating element
and/or wicking material.
Running the engine without a primed
smoke unit may cause damage
Smoke Switch
Figure 5. Smoke Unit Switch Location
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Placing The Engine on the Track
Place the engine on the track, then insert the reverse unit plug that extends out of
the tender into the receptacle at the back of the boiler cab (Figure 6. WARNING:
DO NOT CONNECT THIS ENGINE TO A TENDER FROM
ANOTHER ENGINE; IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE. Look at the
bottom of the engine and tender where each will have a color-coded stamp. If
they match you may connect those two pieces; if not, don’t.
Connect the draw bar between the engine and tender. The draw bar hole located
farthest from the tender is for applications such as display. The second hole is for
normal operation on the track.
At this point, you are ready to begin running your engine.
Plug Tender Plug into
Boiler Socket at Back of cab.
Figure 6
Checking the Battery
You may find, if your locomotive was built several months before you set it up,
that the rechargeable battery has run down and needs to be charged before
operating. If you notice that the sounds are g arbled, test and charge the engine as
described in the "Self-Charging Battery Back-Up" on page19.
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Basic Operation
The Throttle knob controls how fast your train will travel. Turn the throttle knob
up ½-way, until the engine lights shine bright. Put the engine into motion by
pressing the Direction button on your transformer once. (hold it for approximately
1 second)
If the engine does not begin to move as soon as you firmly press the Direction
button, you may not have sent enough voltage to the track to make the train move.
Turn the throttle up a bit higher until the train begins to move.
Activating Features
Throttle - To increase or decrease track voltage, and therefore train speed, turn the
throttle control knob. Turning clockwise will increase voltage and speed, while
turning counterclockwise will decrease voltage and speed. The engine will maintain
the speed you set after you release the throttle until you turn it again to change the
voltage and speed.
Bell - To sound the bell, in an engine equipped with a bell firmly press and release
the Bell button. To turn the bell off, press and release the Bell button again. The
bell will continue to ring from the time you turn it on until you press and release
the button again to turn it off.
Horn/Whistle - To sound the horn/whistle, firmly press the horn/whistle button.
The horn or whistle will sound for as long as you continue to depress the button.
It will stop when you release the button.
Direction - Your train is programmed to start in neutral. The train will always
cycle neutral-forward-neutral-reverse with each press and release of the direction
button. The engine is programmed to restart in neutral each time the track voltage
is turned off for 25 seconds or more.
Cycle Phases
Neutral
Reverse
Forward
Neutral
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Manual Volume Control
To adjust the volume of all sounds made by this engine, turn the master volume
control knob located next to the fuel tank clockwise to increase the volume and
counter-clockwise to decrease the volume.
Volume Control
Figure 7. Manually Adjusting The Volume
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Proto-Sound 2.0 Operating Instructions
This manual contains the operating instructions for Proto-Sound 2.0 in
conventional mode only. Instructions for accessing DCS command mode features
accompany the DCS Remote Control System equipment.
Activating Proto-Sound 2.0 Conventional
Mode Features
Proto-Sound 2.0 features are activated by sequences of Bell a nd Horn button
pushes described below. Please read the full descriptions of each feature before
using it. To use these buttons to activate features rather than to blow the horn or
ring the bell, you should tap the buttons very quickly with a ½-second pause
between button presses. You may need to practice your timing to make this work
smoothly.
Timing Chart
Press
Whistle
Short &
Firm
Press
½ Sec.
Bell
Pause
Short &
Firm
Total Time Lapse: 1 ½ Seconds
½ Sec.
Pause
Feature to Be Activated
Freight Yard or Passenger Station Sounds
Fire the Rear Coupler
Fire the Front Coupler
Speed Control On/Off
Lock into a Direction
Reset to Factory Defaults
Press
Bell
Short &
Firm
Button Code:
1 Bell, 2 Horn/Whistles
1 Bell, 3 Horn/Whistles
1 Bell, 4 Horn/Whistles
1 Horn/Whistle, 2 Bells (from Neutral only)
1 Horn/Whistle, 3 Bells
1 Horn/Whistle, 5 Bells (from Neutral only)
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Freight Yard Sounds (FYS) or
Passenger Station Announcements (PSA):
Your engine is equipped with a sound package of either freight yard or passenger station
sounds that you can play. Each sequence described below will play as long as it is left
on, randomly generating sounds, but be sure to allow approximately 30 seconds
between the button pushes described below to allow the FYS/PSA sufficient time to
run through each sequence.
!
To cue the sound system to play the FYS/PSA, quickly but firmly tap the Bell button
once followed by 2 quick taps of the Horn/Whistle button while the engine is moving.
Tap the buttons quickly but allow approximately ½ second between each press.
!
Press the Direction button once to stop the engine. This will trigger the first sequence
of FYS/PSA. The reverse unit is temporarily disabled so that the train will not move as
you use the Direction button to trigger the sounds, and Proto-Sound 2.0 has disabled
operator control over the Horn/Whistle and Bell buttons until the full FYS/PSA
sequence is complete.
!
After waiting about 30 seconds for that sequence to run, press the Direction button
again to trigger the second sequence of FYS/PSA.
!
After about 30 seconds, press the Direction button again to trigger the third FYS/PSA
sequence.
!
Again, after allowing about 30 seconds for that sequence to run, press the Direction
FYS/PSA will continue, and within a few seconds, the engine will start and move out
on its own at the current throttle setting, in the same direction it was traveling when
you began the sequence. Once the bell turns off, the operator regains control of the
transformer's Bell and Horn/Whistle buttons and can ring the bell or blow the
horn/whistle as usual.
Bell
Horn/
Whistle
Horn/
Whistle
Sound System Cued to Play
Freight Yard or Passenger
Station Sounds (FYS)/(PSA)
+
Direction
1st
Sequence
FYS/PSA
+
Direction
2nd
Sequence
FYS/PSA
+
Direction
3rd
Sequence
FYS/PSA
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+
Direction
4th
Sequence
FYS/PSA
Operator
Controls
= When
Bell
Turns Off
Tips on Using FYS/PSA
! You can terminate FYS/PSA at any time by turning off power to the track for 15
seconds.
! You do not have to be in Forward to use FYS/PSA. At the conclusion of the full
sequence, the train will pull away from the station in whatever direction you were
going when you activated the feature.
! You can use FYS/PSA even if you are double-heading with another engine. If the
second engine is not equipped with Proto-Sound 2.0, you must remember not to
leave the throttle at a high voltage level once you have stopped the engine to run
the FYS/PSA. Otherwise, the engine without FYS/PSA will begin vibrating on
the track as its motors strain to move the train, since they cannot be automatically
disabled during the FYS/PSA cycle (or if an original Proto-Sound engine,
FYS/PSA are triggered differently and that engine's motor-disable feature will
not be active when you run FYS/PSA in Proto-Sound 2.0).
! FYS/PSA can be triggered from Neutral. It will operate the same as if triggered
while in motion except that, at the conclusion of the FYS/PSA, the engine will
depart in the next direction of travel, as opposed to the direction it was traveling
before entering Neutral.
Proto-Coupler® Operation
This locomotive is equipped with one or more coil-wound Proto-Couplers for
remote uncoupling action. Because Proto-Couplers are controlled through the
Proto-Sound 2.0 microprocessor, they do not require an uncoupling track section
or modification to your layout to function. You can fire a coupler from neutral or
while in motion. Use the code shown below (and in the chart on p. 7) to fire the
coupler(s).
Rear Coupler:
To fire the rear coupler, quickly tap the Bell button once followed by three quick
taps of the Horn button, allowing approximately ½ second to lapse between each
quick button press. The sound of the liftbar and air line de pletion will play, and
the knuckle will be released.
Fire
Bell
Horn
Horn
Horn
Rear
= Coupler
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Front Coupler:
To fire the front coupler (if your engine has one), quickly tap the Bell button once
followed by four quick taps of the Horn button, allowing approximately ½ second
to lapse between each quick button press. The sound of the liftbar and air line
depletion will play, and the knuckle will be released.
Fire
Bell
Horn
Horn
Horn
Horn
Front
= Coupler
Speed Control
M.T.H. engines equipped with Proto-Sound 2.0 have speed control capabilities that
allow the engine to maintain a constant speed up and down grades and around
curves, much like an automobile cruise control. You can add or drop cars on the
run, and the engine will maintain the speed you set.
While the engine is programmed to start with the speed control feature activated,
you can opt to turn it off. This means the engine's speed will fall as it labors up a
hill and increase as it travels downward. It is also affected by the addition or
releasing of cars while on the run. Because the engine will run more slowly at a
given throttle voltage when speed control is on than when it is off, you should
adjust the throttle to a lower power level for operation with speed control off to
avoid high-speed derailments. When speed control is off, the volume will drop to
allow for better low voltage operation.
To turn speed control on and off, put the engine in neutral, then quickly tap the
transformer's Horn button one time then quickly tap the Bell button two times,
allowing approximately ½ second to lapse between each quick button press. Two
horn blasts will indicate that the engine has made the change. Repeat the 1 horn, 2
bells code to return it to the other condition. You will want to do this during the
initial neutral upon start-up if you ever couple this engine to another engine that is
not equipped with speed control to avoid damaging the motors in either engine.
Each time you shut down the engine completely, it will automatically turn speed
control on.
Place
Engine into
Neutral
Horn
Bell
Bell
=
Speed Control
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
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Locking Locomotive Into A Direction
You can lock your engine into a direction (forward, neutral, or reverse) so that it
will not change directions. To do this, put the engine into the direction you want
(or into neutral to lock it into neutral), run it at a very slow crawl (as slowly as it will
move without halting), and quickly but firmly tap the Horn button once followed
by three quick taps of the Bell button, allowing approximately ½ second to lapse
between each quick button press. Two horn blasts will indicate that the engine has
made the change. The engine will not change direction (including going into
neutral) until you repeat the 1 horn, 3 bells code to return the engine to its normal
condition, even if the engine is kept without power for extended periods of time.
Place
Engine into
Desired
Direction
Horn
Horn
Bell
Bell
Bell
=
Direction Lock
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
Reset To Factory Default
To override the settings you currently have assigned to the engine and reset it to its
factory defaults, while in Neutral tap the Horn button quickly once, followed by
five quick taps of the Bell button, allowing approximately ½ second to lapse
between each quick button press. Two horn blasts will indicate that the engine has
made the change.
Place
Engine in
Neutral
Horn
Bell
Bell
Bell
Bell
Bell
=
Reset
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
Automatic Sound Effects
Certain Proto-Sound 2.0 sound effects automatically play in programmed
conventional mode conditions:
•Squealing Brakes play any time the engine's speed decreases rapidly.
•Cab Chatter plays at random intervals when the engine idles in neutral.
•Engine Start-up and Shut-down sounds play when the engine is initially
powered on or is powered off for five seconds or more.
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Maintenance
Lubricating and Greasing Instructions
The engine should be well oiled and greased in order to run properly.
You should regularly lubricate all side rods, linkage components and
pickup rollers to prevent them from squeaking. Use light household
oil and follow the lubrication points marked “L” in Fig. 8. Do not
over-oil. Use only a drop or two on each pivot point.
DO NOT
OVER OIL
Lubricate Linkage (L)
Lubricate Wheel Axels (L)
Figure 8. Lubrication Points on the Locomotive
The locomotive’s internal gearing was greased at the factory and should not need
additional grease until after 50 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes
first. To access the gear box and axles, do the following:
1. Turn the engine upside down.
2. Remove the Phillips screws (marked “GREASE”) located at each set of wheels
and under pick up rollers (Fig. 9).
3. Use a grease tube dispenser to put a small amount (approx. 1-2 ml.) of lithiumbased grease into the screw holes.
4. Replace the screws.
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Body Mount Screws
Body Mount Screws
Grease (G)
Grease (G)
Figure 9. Removing the Body and Lubricating the Grease Points
Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track
Periodically check the locomotive wheels and pickups for dirt and buildup, which
can cause poor electrical contact and traction as well as prematurely wear out the
neoprene traction tires.
Wheels and tires can be cleaned using denatured (not rubbing) alcohol applied with
a cotton swab.
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Traction and Tire Replacement Instructions
Your locomotive is equipped with two neoprene rubber traction tires on the rear
set of flanged drivers. While these tires are extremely durable, you may need to
replace them at some point.
1. Remove the side rods from the wheels in order to slip the new tire over the
grooved drive wheel. Make sure to note the position of all rods before removing.
2. Make sure the old tire has been completely removed from the groove in the drive
wheel, using a razor blade or small flathead screwdriver to pry away any remains.
3. Slip the new tire onto the wheel. You may find it useful to use two small
flathead screwdrivers to stretch the tire over the wheel.
4. If you twist the tire while stretching it over the wheel, you will need to remove
and reinstall the tire. Otherwise your engine will wobble while operating.
5. Make sure the tire is fully seated inside the groove. Use a razor blade to trim
away any excess tire that doesn’t seat itself inside the groove properly.
6. Reinstall the side rods in the same positions as noted. Failure to align rods may
cause binding or damage to the drive system.
One set of replacement tires is packaged with your model. Additional sets are
available directly from the M.T.H. Parts Department (phone: 410-381-2580; e-mail:
parts@mth-railking.com; mail: 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD
21046-1532).
Headlight Replacement Instructions
The locomotive’s lights are controlled by
a constant voltage circuit in the engine.
They are easy to remove and replace
when they burn out. See the diagrams
and directions below for instructions on
accessing and replacing the light bulbs in
this locomotive.
You can obtain replacement bulbs directly
from the M.T.H. Parts Department (order
online: www.mth-railking.com, e-mail:
parts@mth-railking.com; mail: 7020
Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD
21046-1532, FAX: 410-381-6122).
Figure 10
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To Replace Headlight:
1. Remove the body mount screws as shown in Fig. 8 and separate the boiler from
the chassis.
2. Remove the screw attaching the smokebox front and pull the smokebox front
from the boiler shell. (Fig 11)
3. Gently pull the bulb from the headlight shell and separate the blue connector
inside the smokebox area. (Fig 12)
4. Insert the replacement bulb and the smokebox front being careful not to pinch
any of the wires.
5. Place the boiler back on the chassis. Make sure that no wires are pinched. Then
replace the body mount screws.
Smoke Box
Front Screw
Figure 11
Figure 12
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Self Charging Battery Back-up
The special NiCad 2.4v self-charging battery recharges continuously during train
operation and should last for up to five years. The battery is a dry battery that
should not leak or cause any damage to your engine. Depending upon when your
engine was built, it may need to be charged right out of the box. If engine sounds
seem distorted or garbled at low voltages or become silent when power from the
transformer is turned off, test the battery to determine whether it should be
recharged or replaced.
Test: Put the engine in neutral and leave the track voltage at 10-12 volts (high
enough for the lights to shine brightly) for 15 minutes.
Recharge: If the sounds are improved at the end of the 15-minute test charge,
the battery charge has run down and can be recharged. There are a number of
ways you can do this:
• Leave the engine in neutral with track voltage at 10-12 volts
for 6-7 hours so the battery can fully recharge (if your engine has a
smoke unit, be sure it is turned off).
•Use M.T.H.'s battery recharger (sold separately) that plugs into a wall
outlet and a special port under the engine to recharge the battery
overnight without leaving it on the track.
Replace: If the sounds are not improved at the end of the 15-minute test charge,
it is time to replace the battery. Available through M.T.H. Parts.
DO NOT substitute alkaline batteries for these NiCad batteries. Using alkaline
batteries in this system can result in damamge to the PS 2.0 circuit board and/or
the batteries.
**Do not use alkaline batteries for testing or checking purposes for the 3-Volt PS2
boards. Using alkaline batteries will damage the 3-Volt battery charging circuit.**
Tender Shell Screws
Figure 13
Figure 14
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ProtoSmoke® Unit Operation
This Premier steam locomotive contains a self-powered smoke unit that outputs
smoke through the smokestack on the roof of the engine. The smoke unit is
essentially a small heating element and wick that soaks up and then heats a mineral
oil-based fluid that emits a harmless smoke. The smoke is then forced out of the
stack by a small electric fan. Smoke volume is controlled by the Proto-Sound 2.0
system.
With a few easy maintenance steps, you should enjoy trouble-free smoke unit
operation for years.
When preparing to run this engine, add 15-20 drops of smoke fluid through the
smokestack (see Fig. 15). We recommend M.T.H. ProtoSmoke, Seuthe, LGB, or
LVTS fluids. Do not overfill the unit or the fluid may leak out and coat the interior
engine components.
Smoke Switch
Add Smoke Fluid
Figure 15
Figure 16
If you choose not to add the fluid (or have already added the fluid but choose to
run smoke-free), turn off the smoke unit switch located under the water hatch on
the tender (see Fig. 16). Failure either to add fluid to the unit or to turn it off may
damage the smoke unit heating element and/or wick material.
When the smoke output while running the engine begins to diminish, add another
10-15 drops of smoke fluid or turn the smoke unit off.
When storing the unit for long periods of time, you may want to add about 15
drops of fluid to prevent the wick from drying out.
After removing the engine from storage, add another 25 drops of fluid, letting the
wick soak up the fluid for 15 minutes prior to operation.
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If you experience poor or no smoke output when the smoke unit is on and has
fluid, check the wick to see if it has become hard, blackened, and unabsorbent
around the heating element. To remove the smoke unit you will first have to
remove the boiler shell (by removing the body mounting screws shown in Fig. 9 on
pg. 15), board and bracket that block the smoke unit assembly from being accessed.
To do this, follow these instructions:
1. Unplug the two wiring harnesses from the board mounted to the inside of the
boiler and behind the smoke unit.
2. Remove the two screws securing the smoke unit inside the shell as seen in Fig. 17.
3. With the board free of the mounting screws, slide the assembly out of the boiler
as seen in Fig. 18.
Remove Screw to Inspect Unit,
then turn Unit over to inspect.
Figure 17
Inspection Cover Screws
Figure 18
4. Once the unit is freed, remove the inspection cover (Fig. 18). Inspect the wick; if
it is darkly discolored and hard, it should be replaced.
Replacement parts and wick replacement instructions are available directly from
the M.T.H. Parts Department phone: 410-381-2580; e-mail: parts@mthrailking.commail: 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046-1532
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Troubleshooting Proto-Sound® Problems
Although Proto-Sound 2.0 has been designed and engineered for ease of use,
you may have some questions during initial operation. The following table
should answer most questions. If your problem cannot be resolved with this
table, contact M.T.H. for assistance (telephone: 410-381-2580; fax: 410-423-0009;
service@mth-railking.com, 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD
21046-1532).
Starting Up
Remedy
When I first turn the power on, the
engine will not begin to run. I
have to turn the throttle off and
then on again to get the engine to
operate.
This is normal behavior. To
prevent accidental high-speed
start-ups, Proto-Sound 2.0 is
programmed to start up in neutral
anytime track power has been
turned off for several seconds.
Whistle/Horn
Remedy
When I press the whistle/horn
Reverse the transformer leads.
button, the bell comes on instead.
I can’t get the horn to blow when I You may be pressing the button
Remedy
press the whistle button.
too
quickly. Try pressing the
whistle/horn button more slowly,
taking approximately one full
second to fully depress the button.
Bell
Remedy
When I press the whistle button,
the bell sounds.
I can’t get the bell to ring when I
press the bell button.
Reverse the transformer leads.
You may be pressing the button
too quickly. Try pressing the bell
button more slowly, taking
approximately one full second to
fully depress the button.
The bell won’t work on a separate Check the wiring of the separate
bell button.
button.
Coupler
Remedy
When I try to fire the coupler, FYS You are waiting too long between
whistle button presses.
starts.
The Proto-Coupler won’t let the
engine uncouple on the fly.
Try lubricating the coupler knuckle
with a dry graphite lubricant. Do
NOT use oil.
The coupler does not fire or stay
coupled.
The coupler needs to be cleaned.
Wipe with denatured alcohol (not
rubbing alcohol) and let dry.
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Cab Chatter
Remedy
Sometimes the Cab Chatter
sounds don’t play.
Cab Chatter plays only in neutral
at random intervals.
Lock-out
Remedy
I can’t get the engine to run after I The engine is locked into the
power up the transformer. It sits
neutral position. Follow the
procedure in the “Lock into a
Direction” section.
Engine speed must be below 10
The engine won’t lock into
scale mph (approx. 10 volts or
forward, neutral, or reverse.
less in conventional mode).
Volume
Remedy
Proto-Sound 2.0 volume is set too
The sounds seem distorted,
especially when the whistle or bell high. Turn the volume control knob
on the bottom of the chassis
is activated.
counter-clockwise to reduce the
volume.
Battery
Remedy
The engine will not leave the initial Check to be sure the battery is
neutral setting.
installed and fully charged. See
the “Self-Charging Battery BackUp” section.
I get no sounds when the engine
shifts between directions.
The battery may be dead or need
to be charged. See the “SelfCharging Battery Back-Up”
section.
After I turn off my transformer, my Proto-Sound 2.0 is designed to
engine continues to make sounds continue to sound for a few
before quitting.
seconds after power to the track
has been shut off.
FYS
Remedy
The FYS sounds occasionally
repeat themselves.
Proto-Sound 2.0 has a built-in
random number generator that
randomly selects each sound clip
to play. Because there are a
limited number of sound clips
available in each FYS sequence, it
is probable that some of these
sound clips will be repeated from
time to time.
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FYS
Remedy
Once in FYS, the engine doesn’t
go into reverse.
So that FYS effects can be as
realistic as possible, Proto-
Sound 2.0 disables the
reversing unit whenever FYS is
enabled. This way the engine
remains still at its stop as the
operator cycles through the
FYS sequences.
When the FYS enters its last
sequence the bell automatically
comes on.
FYS is programmed to start
ringing the bell at that point. After
approximately 12 seconds it will
automatically turn off.
Because FYS must control various
When FYS is enabled, pressing
the whistle and bell buttons has no effects in each sequence, ProtoSound 2.0 takes control of these
effect.
sound effects until you exit FYS.
I push the direction button but the
next sound clip in the sequence
does not play or the engine does
not come out of FYS after fourth
press of the direction button.
Each FYS clip must play for
approx. 30 seconds before FYS
will advance to the next step in the
FYS cycle. Wait at least 30
seconds in each FYS sound clip
before pressing the direction
button.
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Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart
Proto-Sound 2.0 is designed to work with most standard AC transformers.
The chart below lists the many compatible transformers. Note that many of the
operational commands described in these instructions require a bell button, so if
your transformer does not have its own bell button, you should consider adding
one to get the full benefit of the system. In addition, the chart details how the
terminals on these transformers should be attached to your layout.
Transformer
Model
Center Rail
Outside Rail
Min/Max.
Voltage
Power
Rating
Transformer
Type
MTH Z-500
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-18v
50-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-750
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-21v
75-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-1000
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-14v
0-18v
80-Watt
100-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-4000
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-22v
390-Watt
Electronic
Lionel 1032
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1032M
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1033
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1043
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1043M
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1044
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1053
U
A
8-17v
60-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1063
U
A
8-17v
60-Watt
Standard
All-Trol
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
0-24v
300-Watt
Electronic
Dallee Hostler
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
Lionel LW
A
U
8-18v
75-Watt
Standard
Lionel KW
A or B
U
6-20v
190-Watt
Standard
Lionel MW
Outside Track
Terminal
Inside Track
Terminal
5-16v
50V.A.
Electronic
Lionel RS-1
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-18v
50V.A.
Electronic
Lionel RW
U
A
9-19v
110-Watt
Standard
Lionel SW
U
A
Unknown
130-Watt
Standard
Lionel TW
U
A
8-18v
175-Watt
Standard
Lionel ZW
A,B,C or D
U
8-20v
275-Watt
Standard
Lionel Post-War
Celebration
Series ZW
A,B,C or D
Common
0-20v
135/190 Watt
Electronic
Electronic
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Additional Features Accessible With The DCS
Remote Control System
(Additional equipment required)
While conventional mode operation of a Proto-Sound 2.0 engine yields
wonderfully realistic sound and several train control features, command mode
operation allows the user to access a world of command functions never before
accessible to O Gauge railroaders. With the addition of the DCS Remote Control
System (including a DCS remote handheld and Track Interface Unit) users gain
many advanced features, including:
•DCS Proto-Speed Control - Establishes desired locomotive speed in
scale miles per hour increments via a thumbwheel control and allows
operator to set maximum speed and acceleration/deceleration rates
•ProtoSmoke® Variable Output Control - Controls how much smoke
each engine outputs and matches smoke to locomotive speed
•Locomotive Lighting Control - Controls locomotive headlights, marker
and interior lights, beacon lights, ditch lights, and MARS lights
•Emergency Stop-Single button push stops all Proto-Sound 2.0 trains but
does not turn off the power
•One Touch Global Mute/UnMute-Single button mutes or unmutes all
DCS-controlled locomotives' user-defined actions, including sound, lights,
and smoke
•Proto-Dispatch Operation-Public Address-like feature allows users to
speak through locomotive speaker during operation
•Proto-Cast-Allows users to play audio recordings through locomotive
speaker during operation
•Proto-Doppler Sound Effects Set Up-Users can configure locomotive
for Doppler Operation, including setting distance points for Doppler
start, repeat, and stop modes
•Independent Volume Control of Engine Sounds, Bell, Horn & Whistle
for each Locomotive
•Control up to 50 different DCS-Equipped Locomotives at one time with
multiple TIUs
•Proto-Effects™ Set Up-User can select individual Proto-Effects™
operations to be active or inactive, including cab chatter, train wreck
sounds, coupler sounds, Direction Control Set Up-User can set initial
individual start-up direction (start in forward or reverse) for doubleheading operations
•Locomotive Consist Set-up-User can determine locomotive values for
consist make-ups, allowing multiple locomotives belonging to a consist to
operate together
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Service & Warranty Information
How to Get Service Under the Terms of the Limited One-Year Warranty
When you suspect an item is defective, please check the operator's manual for standard operation and troubleshooting techniques that may correct the problem. Additional information may be found on the M.T.H. Website.
Should you still require service, follow the instructions below to obtain warranty service.
First, e-mail, write, call or fax a M.T.H. Authorized Service Center (ASC) in your area to obtain Repair
Authorization. You can find the list of ASCs on the M.T.H. Website, www.mth-railking.com. Authorized
Service Centers are required to make warranty repairs on items sold only from that store; all other repairs may-or may not be done at the store's own discretion. If you did not purchase the item directly from the ASC, you
will need to select a National Authorized Service Center (NASC). These centers are compensated by M.T.H. to
perform warranty service for any customer whose repair qualifies for warranty ser vice. A list of NASC retailers
can be located on the M.T.H. Website or by calling 1-888-640-3700. Should the warranty no longer apply, you
may choose either an ASC or NASC retailer to service your M.T.H. Product. A reasonable service fee will be
charged.
CAUTION: Make sure the product is packed in its original factory packaging including its foam and plastic
wrapping material to prevent damage to the merchandise. There is no need to return the entire set if only one
of the components is in need of repair unless otherwise instructed by the Service Center. The shipment must be
prepaid and we recommend that it be insured. A cover letter including your name, address, daytime
phone number, e-mail address (if available), Return Authorization number (if required by the service
center, a copy of your sales receipt and a full description of the problem must be included to facilitate
the repairs. Please include the description regardless of whether you discussed the problem with a
service technician when contacting the Service Center for your Return Authorization.
Please make sure you have followed the instructions carefully before returning any merchandise for service.
Authorized M.T.H. Service Centers are independently owned and operated and are not agents or representatives
of M.T.H. Electric Trains. M.T.H. assumes no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for material left in their
possession, or work done, by privately owned M.T.H. Authorized Service Centers.
If you need assistance at any time email MTH Service at service@mth-railking.com, or call 410 381-2580.
Limited One-Year Warranty
All M.T.H. products purchased from an Authorized M.T.H. Train Merchant are covered by this
warranty.
See our website at www.mth-railking.com or call 1-888-640-3700 to identify an Authorized M.T.H. Train
Merchant near you.
M.T.H. products are warrantied for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material or
workmanship, excluding wear items such as light bulbs, pick-up rollers, batteries, smoke unit wicks, and traction
tires. We will repair or replace (at our option) the defective part without charge for the parts or labor, if the item
is returned to an M.T.H. Authorized Service Center (ASC) or M.T.H. National Authorized Service Center
(NASC) within one year of the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damages caused by
improper care, handling, or use. Transportation costs incurred by the customer are not covered under this
warranty.
Items sent for repair must be accompanied by a return authorization number, a description of the problem, and
a copy of the original sales receipt from an Authorized M.T.H. Train Merchant, which gives the date of
purchase. If you are sending this product to an Authorized Service Center, contact that Center for their retur n
authorization.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state. Specific
questions regarding the warranty may be forwarded to M.T.H. Directly.
Service Department:
M.T.H. Electric Trains
7020 Columbia Gateway Drive
.Columbia MD 21046-1532
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER
7020 Columbia Gateway Dr. - Columbia, MD 21046
Information: 410-381-2580 Fax: 410-381-6122
www.mth-railking.com
PARTICIPATING A.S.C.
RETAILER LIST
ALABAMA
COLORADO
ILLINOIS
SOUTHERLAND STATION
HUNTSVILLE
256-533-4720
CUSTOM RAILWAY SUPPLY
COLORADO SPRINGS
719-634-4616
BERWYN'S TOY TRAINS &
MODELS
BERWYN
708-484-4384
ARIZONA
CABOOSE HOBBIES, INC.
DENVER
303-777-6766
ARIZONA TRAIN DEPOT
MESA
480-833-9486
CALIFORNIA
CENTRAL COAST TRAINS
ATASCEDERO
805-466-1391
TRAIN SHACK
BURBANK
818-842-3330
MIZELL TRAINS
WESTMINSTER
303-429-4811
TIME MACHINE HOBBY, L L C
MANCHESTER
860-646-0610
FLORIDA
AMHERST DEPOT
ENGLEWOOD
941-475-2020
ROUNDHOUSE
NORTH HOLLYWOOD
818-769-0403
DEPOT HOBBY SHOP
lANTANA
561-585-1982
DOLLHOUSES, TRAINS &
MORE
NOVATO
415-883-0388
HOLLYWOOD STATION
MIAMI
954-921-2700
RON'S WORLD
SAN CLEMENTE
949-361-5596
BLACK NIGHT TRAINS &
HOBBIES
SANTA ROSA
707-523-3522
BILL’S ENGLEWOOD STATION
ORLAND PARK
708-460-4906
CONNECTICUT
REED’S HOBBY SHOP
LA MESA
619-464-1672
TIN PLATE JUNCTION
OAKLAND
510-444-4780
CHICAGOLAND HOBBY
CHICAGO
773-775-4848
READY TO ROLL
MIAMI
305-688-8868
COLONIAL PHOTO & HOBBY
ORLANDO
407-841-1485
WARRICK CUSTOM HOBBIES
PLANTATION
954-370-0708
ROUNDHOUSE SOUTH
PORT ORANGE
386-304-7002
BIKE & CHOO CHOO
CONNECTION
SCHAUMBURG
847-882-7728
INDIANA
Y. O. R. K. TRAINS
MUNSTER
219-838-9999
SAMUELSON'S TRAIN SHOP
VALPARAISO
219-462-2708
IOWA
CABOOSE STOP HOBBIES
CEDAR FALLS
800-642-7012
KANSAS
HOBBY HAVEN
OVERLAND PARK
913-381-3111
KENTUCKY
L& N TRAINS & THINGS
LOUISVILLE
502-897-9005
LOUISIANA
MINNESOTA
AMERICA'S TRAIN YARD
BATON ROUGE
225-926-5592
DON'S HOBBY CO.
MANKATO
507-387-1330
MAINE
MISSOURIS
WHEELS, WINGS & THINGS
LUDLOW
207-532-6277
SWITCH STAND
SAINT LOUIS
314-781-4458
MARYLAND
MARK TWAIN HOBBY CENTER
ST. CHARLES
636-946-2816
HOLLY BEACH TRAIN DEPOT
WILDWOOD
609-522-2379
NEW YORK
HOBBYTOWN U S A
FREDERICK
301-694-7395
NEVADA
FREDERICK JUNCTION
FREDERICK
301-694-3434
ENGINE HOUSE HOBBIES
GAITHERSBURG
301-590-0816
J & B TRAINS
HAGERSTOWN
240-420-4930
THE TRAIN ROOM
HAGERSTOWN
301-745-6681
PURKEY'S TOY TRAINS
SYKESVILLE
410-549-6061
CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN TRAINS
& HOBBIES
THURMONT
301-694-8331
E.L. JONES & SONS
WILLIAMSPORT
800-810-8138
MASSACHUSETTS
FLYING YANKEE HOBBY
SHOP
BOSTON
617-323-9702
NORTHEAST TRAINS
PEABODY
978-532-1615
EAST BAY HOBBIES
SEEKONK
508-336-5573
PIONEER VALLEY HOBBIES
W. SPRINGFIELD
413-732-5531
MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN MODEL TRAIN
CENTER
PINCKNEY
734-426-1651
BRASSEUR ELECTRIC
TRAINS INC.
SAGINAW
989-793-4753
RENO RAILS
RENO
775-337-6669
NEW HAMPSHIRE
TREASURED TOYS
SALEM
603-898-7224
NEW JERSEY
L B C MODEL TRAINS
BUFFALO
716-631-3081
KURT’S TRAINS & HOBBIES
CALEDONIA
585-538-2960
AURORA RAILS & HOBBIES
EAST AURORA
716-652-5718
NASSAU HOBBY CENTER,
INC.
FREEPORT
516-378-9594
J & R JUNCTION
LIVERPOOL
315-451-6551
HOBBY SHOP
ABERDEEN
732-583-0505
HOBBY WORLD
MONTICELLO
845-794-8770
COUNTRY AND STUFF
ANDOVER
973-786-7086
CITY DEPOT, INC.
NEW HAMPTON
845-374-3010
GENE’S TRAINS
BRICK
732-840-9728
THIRD STREET DEPOT
NIAGARA FALLS
716-285-6464
COLUMBUS TRAIN STATION
COLUMBUS
609-518-1800
ISLAND TRAINS
STATEN ISLAND
718-317-0008
ATLANTIC RAILS
HAMMONTON
609-567-8490
SCAG'S ELECTRIC TRAIN
SHOP
STATEN ISLAND
718-727-7373
C B TRAIN DEPOT
HILLSDALE
201-666-9598
GRAND CENTRAL STATION
KEARNY
201-955-6200
J & B TRAINS, INC.
MAPLE SHADE
856-414-0092
HOBBYMASTERS, INC
RED BANK
732-842-6020
RIDGEFIELD HOBBY
RIDGEFIELD
201-943-2636
TOM'S MODEL TRAINS
SCOTCH PLAINS
908-322-6122
TRAINS & THINGS
TRENTON
609-883-8790
AMERICANA STORE
TIVOLI
845-757-4246
KROSS HARDWARE
WEST BABYLON
631-669-3069
WESTCHESTER CENTRAL
TRAINS
WHITE PLAINS
914-421-1262
NORTH CAROLINA
THE ROUNDHOUSE &
BACKSHOP
CARY
919-465-0810
DRY BRIDGE STATION
MOUNT AIRY
336-786-9811
THE FREIGHT YARD
SMITHFIELD
919-934-6229
CHARLEROI SWEEPER
CENTER
CHARLEROI
724-483-3397
RHODE ISLAND
GRANDMA'S HOUSE
GRANDPA'S TRAIN
WARWICK
401-463-7803
LITTLE CHOO CHOO SHOP
INC.
SPENCER
704-637-8717
JERRY QUINN TRAINS & TOYS
COATESVILLE
610-383-1931
TRAIN LOFT
WINSTON-SALEM
336-760-9817
CRANBERRY HOBBY DEPOT
CRANBERRY TWP
724-776-3640
OHIO
FAIRCHANCE PHARMACY
FAIRCHANCE
724-564-7817
MODEL RAILROAD & HOBBY
SHOP
MEMPHIS
901-384-6500
TRAINS R FUN
FRAZER
610-644-4585
TRAINS-N-THINGS
PARIS
731-641-8880
E & S TRAINS
AKRON
330-745-0785
T & K HOBBY SHOP
BRIDGEPORT
740-633-6607
PARMA HOBBY
CLEVELAND
216-741-6440
SANDY'S HOBBY'S &
COLLECTIBLES
ELYRIA
440-365-9999
DUNHAM’S TOY TRAINS
LONDON
740-852-0899
CLEARVIEW TRAIN & HOBBY
LORAIN
440-277-4488
DIXIE UNION STATION
MASON
513-459-0460
DAVIS TRAINS
MILFORD
1-800-448-1060
ERIE RAILWAY DEPOT
TROY
937-440-9922
PENNSYLVANIA
AMERICAN HOBBY CENTER
ALIQUIPPA
724-378-3930
BUSSINGER TRAINS
AMBLER
215-628-2366
JIM'S HOBBY SERVICE
BERWICK
570-759-2695
YE OLDE TRAIN &
CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
BOYERTOWN
610-369-0755
NICHOLAS SMITH TRAINS
BROOMALL
610-353-8585
THE CABOOSE
LEHIGHTON
570-386-5352
SCHUYLKILL FLYER HOBBIES
LEESPORT
484-248-2100
HOBBY CITY
McMURRAY
724-942-2557
ENGLISH MODEL RR
MONTOURSVILLE
800-327-5126
STATION/M H INDUSTRIES
NEW CUMBERLAND
717-774-7096
SOUTH CAROLINA
EMERALD TRAIN & HOBBY
GREENWOOD
864-223-2247
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
HOBBY TIME
AMARILLO
806.352.9660
RIVERVIEW TRAINS
ANGLETON
979-848-3895
GREAT TRAINS & HOBBIES
LONGVIEW
903-757-2720
UTAH
ALMOSTA JUNCTION
CLEARFIELD
801-776-1656
VIRGINIA
FRYER'S STORE
ORWIGSBURG
570-366-2258
LEESBURG HOBBIES &
COLLECTIBLES
LEESBURG
703-779-8600
TOBY TYLER’S HOBBY
CENTER
PITTSBURGH
412-653-5030
LOCUST GROVE TRAINS
LOCUST GROVE
540-854-8955
WILCOX GREENHOUSE &
NURSERY
TITUSVILLE
814-827-3823
EASTERN DEPOT
TROY
570-297-1975
J & J RAILROAD CROSSING
INC
TURTLE CREEK
412-824-6009
THE TRAIN SHOPPE & HOBBY
CENTER LD
WILKES BARRE
570-824-7688
TRAINS, ETC.
LORTON
703-550-1779
TRAIN DEPOT
MANASSAS
703-335-2216
CHESTERFIELD HOBBIES
MIDLOTHIAN
804-379-9091
DAVIS HOBBY SUPPLIES
PORTSMOUTH
757-397-1983
TOY TRAIN CENTER
RICHMOND
804-288-4475
T S G HOBBIES
WARRENTON
540-347-9212
NORGE STATION
WILLIAMSBURG
757-564-7623
WASHINGTON
EASTSIDE TRAINS
KIRKLAND
425-828-4098
WEST VIRGINIA
PATRICK'S TRAINS
WHEELING
304-232-0714
WISCONSIN
WOODCRAFTERS SHOP
BURLINGTON
262-763-5239
SOMMERFELD'S TRAINS
BUTLER
262-783-7797
HOBBY OUTLET
FOND DU LAC
920-924-3770
G B T V & TRAINS
GREEN BAY
920-496-9697
THE TRAIN ROOM
FERGUS
19-787-3280
CREDIT VALLEY RAILWAY
COMPANY
TREETSVILLE
905-826-1306
B&H TRAINS
TERREBONNE
514-793-9696
GRAMPA'S TRAIN SHOP
RICE LAKE
715-234-2996
CANADA
TOY TRAIN WORKSHOP
CUMBERLAND
613-833-8331
PARTICIPATING N.A.S.C. LIST
CALIFORNIA
MICHIGAN
TIN PLATE JUNCTION
OAKLAND
510-444-4780
MICHIGAN MODEL TRAINS
PINCKNEY
734-426-1651
COLORADO
BRASSEUR ELEC. TRAINS
SAGINAW
989-793-4753
MIZELL TRAINS
WESTMINSTER
303-429-4811
TIME MACHINE HOBBY, L L C
MANCHESTER
860-646-0610
TREASURED TOYS
SALEM
603-898-7224
NEW YORK
FLORIDA
COLONIAL PHOTO & HOBBY
ORLANDO
407-841-1485
ROUNDHOUSE SOUTH
PORT ORANGE
386-304-7002
ILLINOIS
CHICAGOLAND HOBBY
CHICAGO
773-775-4848
KENTUCKY
L&N TRAINS & THINGS
LOUISVILLE
502-897-9005
MARYLAND
ENGINE HOUSE HOBBIES
GAITHERSBURG
301-590-0816
CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN TRAINS
& HOBBIES
THURMONT
301-694-8331
TOBY TYLER’S HOBBY CEN.
PITTSBURGH
412-653-5030
VIRGINIA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONNECTICUT
ENGLISH MODEL RR
MONTOURSVILLE
800-327-5126
L B C MODEL TRAINS
BUFFALO
716-631-3081
AURORA RAILS & HOBBIES
EAST AURORA
716-652-5718
THIRD STREET DEPOT
NIAGARA FALLS
716-285-6464
OHIO
DAVIS TRAINS
MILFORD
1-800-448-1060
PENNSYLVANIA
BUSSINGER TRAINS
AMBLER
215-628-2366
JIM'S HOBBY SERVICE
BERWICK
570-759-2695
FAIRCHANCE PHARMACY
FAIRCHANCE
724-564-7817
LOCUST GROVE TRAINS
LOCUST GROVE
540-854-8955
DAVIS HOBBY SUPPLIES
PORTSMOUTH
757-397-1983
T S G HOBBIES
WARRENTON
540-347-9212
WISCONSIN
SOMMERFELD'S TRAINS
BUTLER
262-783-7797
GRAMPA'S TRAIN SHOP
RICE LAKE
715-234-2996
CANADA
TOY TRAIN WORKSHOP
CUMBERLAND
13-833-8331
THE TRAIN ROOM
FERGUS
519-787-3280