Rail King 6-8-6 Steam Turbine Engine Operating instructions

RAILKING 6-8-6
STEAM TURBINE
WITH LOCO-SOUND
READY-TO-RUN TRAIN SET
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Your RailKing Ready-To-Run train set is complete with everything you need to get
your model railroad up and running. This set includes a6-8-6 steam turbine locomotive,
three freight cars , a transformer, a loop of RealTrax, the RailKing wireless infrared
remote control, and the infrared activated remote lock-on. M.T.H.’s exclusive RailWare
CD ROM, which is include with this set, provides track layout software and other
information helpful to model railroaders.
Please read all the accompanying instructions carefully before setting up and operating
your train set.
Table of Contents
Set Up
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Assembling RealTrax
Plugging in the Transformer
Lubricating the Engine
Priming the Smoke Unit
Coupling the Engine and Cars
Remote Control
Basic Operation
Operation Buttons
Speed Control
Direction Lock
Proto-Cast and Proto-Dispatch
Volume Control
Maintenance
Care of Remote Control
Lubrication and Greasing Instructions
Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track
Locomotive Traction Tire Replacement
Smoke Unit Maintenance
Locomotive Light Bulb Replacement
Caboose Light Bulb Replacement
RailWare Interactive CD-ROM
Troubleshooting
Compatibility
Transformer Compatibility Chart
Safety Precautions
Service and Warranty Information
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Set Up Checklist
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• Assemble RealTrax
• Connect the transformer
• Lubricate the train
• Place the engine and cars on the track and couple them together
• Apply power to run as described in the Basic Operation section of
these instructions.
Assembling RealTrax®
Unlike other O Gauge track systems, each RealTrax section features a realistic
built-in roadbed base, solid nickel-silver track rails, and realistic railroad ties,
all designed to give you an authentic looking track system. The quick
connectors and built-in roadbed allow you to set up RealTrax anywhere,
including most carpeted surfaces, without the need for track nails or the worry
of carpet stains.
Each RealTrax segment has at least one knock-out tab in the roadbed (on either
end of the segment) that can be removed with a pair of pliers to reveal an
opening for the lock-on that is used to connect the transformer to the track. To
assemble RealTrax, follow the instructions below.
1a
1b
Knock Out must be
removed before
Remote Lock On can
be installed
Remove Knock Out
by Holding and Twisting Up
with a pair of pliers
1c
1d
Make sure the
metal contacts
line up.
Figure 1a-1d: Installation of Remote Lock On
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Align Quick Connect
Plugs and Gently Push
RealTrax® Sections Together
Figure 2: Preparing to snap RealTrax®
sections together by aligning Quick
Connect Connectors.
Figure 3: RealTrax® sections in properly
connected position.
Connecting the Transformer
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The Z-750 power supply included with this set provides an easy-to-use, safe
power source for AC-powered trains and accessories.
Plug the wire from the transformer into the remote lock-on’s center port, then
plug the transformer into the wall outlet. Insert two AA batteries (not
included) into the remote handheld.
Lubricating the Engine
You must lubricate the engine before operating it. Use a light household oil
and follow the lubrication points marked “L” in Fig. 11 on Page 11. Do not
over oil. Use only a drop or two on each
pivot point.
Add Smoke Fluid
Through Smokestack
Priming the Smoke Unit
You should prime the smoke unit with
smoke fluid before operating. Add 15-20
drops of smoke fluid from the included
pipette through the smokestack (see figure
4), then gently blow into the stack to
eliminate any air bubbles in the fluid. |
Figure 4. Add Smoke Fluid
Through the Smoke Stack
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SMOKE UNIT
ON/OFF SWITCH
If you choose not to prime the unit with
fluid, turn the smoke unit switch
located under theengine to the OFF
position (see Figure 5). Running the
engine without a primed smoke unit
may cause damage. See the
“ProtoSmoke Unit Operation” section
of this book for more information on
smoke unit maintenance.
Coupling the Engine and Cars
Figure 5. Smoke Unit ON/OFF Switch
Our couplers are designed for realistic
operation. Place the engine and cars on
the track and couple them together. If the coupler is already closed, press
down on the small finger that extends from under the right side of the coupler
to open the coupler knuckle and allow the couplers to interlock as shown in
Figure 6.
Insert the reverse unit plug that extends out
of the tender into the receptacle at the back
of the engine. Connect the draw bar
between the engine and tender.
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.
Push Down on Coupler Finger to
Release Knuckle
Figure 6. Coupling the Freight
Cars Together
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Remote Control
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The RailKing Remote Control System included with this set uses wireless
infrared technology, much like a television remote control, to allow users
remote control of their trains from up to 15 feet away. The remote and
lock-on replace the control box found with M.T.H.’s Z-750 ® transformer, and
they are designed for use with moderately powered transformers such as this
one. It is compatible with most manufacturer’s engines.
Because the RailKing remote is an infrared line-of-sight remote, you must aim
it at the lock-on in order to send signals to the track. You need to rotate the
lock-on’s receiver lens so that it faces the direction you will most often signal
from (see Figure 7 below). The receiver lens can be repositioned later as
needed. The green LED atop the lock-on will come on, indicating the track is
receiving power. Subsequent pushes of any buttons on the remote will cause
the LED to blink, indicating it is receiving the signal.
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Note: The RailKing Remote Control and Remote Lock-on will not
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operate engines equipped with pre-1997 versions of Proto-Sound or with
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Proto-One, Proto-Plus, Proto-Deluxe, aftermarket systems.
Bell
Whistle/
Horn
Throttle Control
Rocker Switch
Figure 7. Aim the Remote at the Rounded
Side of the Receiver’s Lens, the Slanted
Side Should Face Away.
Emergency
Stop
Direction
Figure 8: Overview of the Remote
controls
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Basic Operation
Throttle up the power to your track. Give your train enough power so that
the head light shines brightly. Then put the engine into motion by firmly
pressing the Direction button on your remote once.
Operation Buttons
Use the operation buttons on your remote as described below.
• Throttle – To increase or decrease track voltage, and therefore train speed,
press the throttle control rocker switch. Pressing the top end of the throttle
will increase voltage and speed. Pressing the bottom end of the throttle will
decrease voltage and speed. The engine will maintain the speed you set after
you release the throttle until you press it again to change the voltage and
speed.
• Horn/Whistle - To sound the whistle, firmly press the Horn/Whistle button.
The whistle will sound for as long as you continue to depress the button. It
will stop when you release the button.
• B ell - To sound the 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 your turn it on until you press and release the button again to
turn it off.
• Direction – Your train is programmed to start in neutral. To put the engine
into forward and then to change the direction of the train or to put it into
neutral, firmly press and release the Direction button on your remote. Just as
you must stop your car between forward and reverse, this engine will not go
directly from forward to reverse; it goes into neutral between directions. If the
train has been moving forward, the first press of the Direction button will put
the train from forward into neutral, the second press into reverse, the third
press back into neutral, and the fourth back into forward. To prevent accidental
high-speed start-ups, this engine is programmed to restart in neutral each time
the track voltage is turned off for 25 seconds or more.
• E mergency Stop – To drop track voltage instantly to 0, firmly press the
Emergency Stop button. All trains on the track controlled by the remote will
stop until you reapply voltage.
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Feature to Be Activated:
Speed Control On/Off
Lock into a Directional State/Unlock
Button Code:
1 Whistle, 2 Bells
1 Whistle, 3 Bells
Speed Control:
M.T.H. engines equipped with Loco-Sound 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. The engine will run more slowly
at a given throttle voltage when speed control is on than when it is off.
To turn speed control on and off, put the engine in neutral, then press the
remote’s Whistle button firmly but quickly one time then immediately press
the Bell button two times. Repeat the 1 whistle, 2 bells code to return it to the
other state. 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.
Direction Lock:
You can lock your engine into a directional state (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
speed (< 10 scale mph), and quickly but firmly press your remote’s Whistle
button once followed immediately by three presses of the Bell button. The
engine will not change direction (including going into neutral) until you repeat
the 1 whistle, 3 bells code to return the engine to its normal state.
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Proto-Cast and Proto-Dispatch:
When used with the remote lock-on included in this set,
Loco-Sound-equipped engines gain Proto-Cast™ and Proto-Dispatch ™
features.
Power
Proto-Dispatch
Proto-Cast
Proto-Cast: This feature allows you to
play audio recordings through your
engine’s speakers. You must supply the
audio source (a small portable is
sufficient) and a male-to-male mini cable
(1/8” plug, like that used for the headset
with a portable CD/tape player) to connect
your audio source to the Remote Lock-On.
To use Proto-Cast, simply plug the
mini-cable into your audio source (usually
into the headphone jack) and into the
Figure 9: Overview of the Inputs on
“Audio” port on the right side of the
the Remote Lock On
remote lock-on and adjust the volume.
Proto-Dispatch: This feature allows you to broadcast your own voice
through your engine’s speakers. You must supply the microphone and a mini
cable (1/8” plug, like that used for the headset with a portable CD/tape player)
to connect your microphone to the Remote Lock-On. To use Proto-Dispatch,
simply plug the mini-cable into the microphone and into the “Mic” port on the
left side of the remote lock-on and speak into the microphone.
When these features are in use, the locomotive’s own sounds (engine sounds
and bells, whistles, and horns) will be muted so that only the sounds you
broadcast will be heard. Because these two features are voice activated, there
will be a 10-15 second delay after you stop speaking into the microphone or
turn off the stereo before the engine sounds resume. To stop using the feature
and return to normal operation, unplug the cable from the lock-on jack.
If using parallel tracks with multiple Loco-Sound-equipped engines,
Proto-Cast and Proto-Dispatch transmissions from one track may be picked up
by the other nearby engines.
If you experience popping and interference, try cleaning the track with
denatured alcohol as described in the “Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track”
section of this booklet.
Note: M.T.H. does not recommend using Proto-Cast and Proto-Dispatch
at the same time.
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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 under the tender,
clockwise to increase the volume and counter-clockwise to decrease the
volume (see Fig. 10).
Loco-Sound
Volume Adjustment
Knob
Figure 10. Location of Loco-Sound Volume Adjustment Knob
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Maintenance:
Care of the Remote Control
Your RailKing Remote Control System should offer years of trouble-free
service. There are a few things you can do to ensure trouble-free operation:
• If your train responds inconsistently, replace old batteries with fresh ones.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
• R emove batteries before storing for extended periods.
• Do not drop the remote. It can damage the delicate electronics inside.
• Any attempt by anyone other than an authorized M.T.H. repair person to
open and repair the handheld transmitter or lock-on may result in damage and
the loss of warranty protection.
Lubrication and Greasing Instructions
The engine should be oiled and greased in order to run properly.
You should regularly lubricate all side rods and linkage components and
pickup rollers to prevent them from squeaking. Use light household oil and
follow the lubrication points marked “L” in Fig. 11. Do not over oil. Use only
a drop or two on each pivot point.
Lubricate Siderods (L)
Lubricate Pivot Point (L)
Lubricate Pick Up Rollers (L)
Figure 11. Lubrication Points on the Locomotive
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Engine-mounted PCB:
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, do the following:
1. Unscrew the chassis screws as shown in Fig. 12 and remove the boiler.
2. Once the boiler is removed, you need to remove the internal screws that
screws the PCB board to the bracket.
3. Carefully lift out the PCB board to access the gear box and preserve the
small plastic (mica) insulator that fits between the board and the bracket.
4. Open the gear box by unscrewing the screws on the plate located in front of
the motor.
5. Use a grease tube dispenser to put a small amount of lithium-based grease
into the gearbox.
When you reassemble the engine in reverse order, be sure to screw the plastic
insulator back into place between the PCB board component and the bracket.
Note: The PCB board component with the metal back is the one that needs
the plastic insulator.
Body Mount Screws
Body Mount Screws
x2
x1
One Screw on each side
Grease Drive Gear (G)
Figure 12. Locations of Body Mount Screws and Diagram for Greasing the Drive Gear
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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 and prematurely wear out
the neoprene traction tires. Wheels and tires can be cleaned using denatured
(not rubbing) alcohol applied with a cotton swab.
To clean the track, use a clean rag and denatured (not rubbing) alcohol.
Unplug the transformer and wipe the rails of the track, turning the rag
frequently to ensure that you are using clean cloth on the rails. Because the
manufacturing process leaves a coat on RealTrax, you should clean the rails
after the first 30 minutes of use (you may smell something burning during
initial use as the coat burns off; this is normal). Thereafter, keep an eye on the
track and clean it when it gets dirty to ensure good electrical contact and to
lengthen the life of the tires.
Traction 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 (the rods that connect each drive wheel to the other)
from the wheels in order to slip the new tire over the grooved drive wheel.
These screws can be loosened with a 5mm nutdriver.
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.
Replacement tires are available directly from the M.T.H. Parts Department.
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ProtoSmoke® Unit Operation
This steam locomotive contains a smoke unit that outputs smoke through the
smokestack on the boiler 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.
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 figure 4 on pg. 4). We recommend M.T.H. ProtoSmoke,
Seuthe, LGB, or LVTS fluids (a small pipette of ProtoSmoke fluid is
included). 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 body (see
figure 5 on pg. 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.
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
Smoke Unit
Cover Screws
operation.
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. Remove
the smoke unit inspection cover from the smoke
unit’s body (see Fig. 13). After removing the
chassis and inspection cover screws, lift the
inspection plate away and inspect the wick. If it is
darkly discolored and hard, it should be replaced.
Figure 13. Inspection
Cover Screws
You can obtain replacement wicks and instructions
from the M.T.H. Parts Department.
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Locomotive Light Bulb Replacement
To replace the light bulb in the locomotive, follow these instructions and see
the diagrams below:
Remove the locomotive boiler from its chassis as shown in Figure 12. Once
the body has been removed, rotate the headlight bulb counter-clockwise as
seen in Figure 14 to remove.
You can obtain replacement bulbs 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
Figure 14. Changing the Locomotive’s Headlight Bulb
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Caboose Light Bulb Replacement
To replace the interior light bulbs, follow these steps.
1. To remove the shell from chassis remove the four screws located underneath
the trucks (figure 15-1).
2. With the four screws removed, lower the chassis from the shell, take care
not to pull the wires out (figure 15-2).
3. To be able to separate the interior from the shell you need to remove the step
platform from both ends. In order to do this you need to loosen the end frames
from the step platform. You must do this carefully so that you don't break
them. Grasp the end frame by the bottom and pivot outwards 5°. You can then
remove the step platforms (figure 15-3).
4. With the step platforms removed you can then lower the interior down from
the shell (figure 15-4).
5. You can now replace the bulbs by pushing the socket up from the bulb
holder and pull the bulb from its socket. Replace with a new one, and reverse
the steps to reassemble the caboose (figure 15-5).
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Remove these
four screws
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Figure 15-1,2. First two Steps of Changing the Caboose Lights
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END FRAME
Grasp here
STEP
PLATFORM
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Figure 15-3,4,5. Next three Steps of Changing the Caboose Lights
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RailWare Interactive CD ROM
M.T.H. provides a free RailWare CD ROM in each Ready-To-Run set. It is
full of helpful information on M.T.H. product history, track planning
software, a dealer finder, and information and video clips on Loco-Sound and
Proto-Sound 2.0. Follow the directions below to use the CD ROM.
Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 100, 16MB RAM, Windows 95 or
later, CD ROM drive, Sound Card, display properties set to greater than 256
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colors. The CD will not work on a Mac OS unless you run VirtualPC .
Running RR-Track Software
You may run the RR-Track software directly off of the CD-Rom or you may
install the software to your hard drive.
1. On the Desktop, click on the icon that says My Computer.
2. Find your CD-Rom drive.
3. With the MTH CD-Rom in the drive, double click on the icon for the
CD-Rom drive.
4. Find the folder on the CD-Rom entitled INSTALLATION.
5. Choose the folder inside entitled RRTRAXSETUP.
6. Run the file in that folder called SETUP.EXE and follow the directions it
provides.
The program may ask you for a registration code. If it does type in MTH and
it will run.
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Installing Adobe Acrobat Software
To read some of the electronic documents included on the CD-Rom, you will
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need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader if it is not already on your
computer. To install the software:
1. On the Desktop, click on the icon that says My Computer.
2. Find your CD-Rom drive.
3. With the MTH CD-Rom in the drive, double click on the icon for the
CD-Rom drive.
4. Find the folder on the CD-Rom entitled INSTALLATION.
5. Choose the folder inside entitled ACROBAT READER.
*If you are running Windows 95, 98 or NT choose the folder 32 BIT. Run the
file AR32E301.EXE and follow the directions it provides.
If you have problems you cannot resolve by using these directions, contact
custserv@mth-railking.com for further help.
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Troubleshooting Loco-Sound ™ Problems
Although Loco-Sound 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, LocoSound is programmed to start up in
neutral anytime track power has been
turned off for several seconds. See
the "Basic Operation" section for more
details.
Horn/Whistle
Remedy
I can’t get the horn/whistle to blow
when I press the whistle button.
You may be pressing the button too
quickly. Try pressing the whistle button
more slowly, taking approximately one
Remedy
full
second to fully depress the button.
Bell
Remedy
I can’t get the bell to ring when I press You may be pressing the button too
quickly. Try pressing the bell button
the bell button.
more slowly, taking approximately one
full second to fully depress the button.
Lock-out
Remedy
I can’t get the engine to run after I
power up the transformer. It sits still
with the engine sounds running.
The engine is locked into the neutral
position. Follow the procedure in the
“Lock into a Direction State” section.
The engine won’t lock into forward,
neutral, or reverse.
Engine speed must be below 10 scale
mph (approx. 10 volts or less in
conventional mode).
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Volume
Remedy
The sounds seem distorted, especially Loco-Sound volume is set too high.
Turn the volume control knob on the
when the whistle or bell is activated.
bottom of the chassis counterclockwise to reduce the volume.
Compatibility
While this Ready-To-Run set is equipped with everything you need to operate
it, the design allows flexibility. The train will operate on any traditional O-31
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or larger O Gauge track system, including the RealTrax included with this
set or traditional tubular track. It is also compatible with most standard AC
transformers, including the hobby transformer packaged with your set. (See
page 22 for a complete list of compatible transformers and wiring
instructions.)
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Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart
Note that many of the operational commands described in these instructions
require a bell button, so if you are using a transformer other than the one
included in this set and your transformer does not have its own bell button,
you should consider adding one to get the full benefit of the system.
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-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
0-24v
300-Watt
Electronic
0-18v
135V.A.
Electronic
All-Trol
Left Terminal
Cab-1/Powerma
ster *
A
Dallee Hostler
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
U
Right Terminal
Electronic
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
R.O.W.
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-24v
384-Watt
Standard
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
Trainmaster *
Red Terminal
0-18v
135-Watt
Electronic
Black Terminal
* Conventional Mode Only
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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.
• 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.
• Do not operate your layout unattended. Obstructed accessories or stalled trains may overheat,
resulting in damage to your layout.
• This train set is intended for indoor use. Do not use if water is present. Serious injury or fatality
may result.
• Do not operate the hobby transformer with damaged cord, plug, switches, buttons or case.
• The transformer was designed to operate on regular US household current (120 volt, 50-60
Hertz). Do not connect to any other source of power.
• To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not disassemble the transformer unit. There are no
user-serviceable parts inside. If the unit is damaged contact M.T.H. Service for instructions.
• The transformer is equipped with an internal circuit protector. If the circuit protector trips,
unplug the power cord from the electrical wall outlet, check your layout for any short circuits. The
circuit breaker will reset automatically when the short is removed from the circuit.
• Unplug the transformer from the electrical wall outlet when not in use.
• Do not use this transformer for other than its intended purpose.
Transformer Ratings:
Input: 120 VAC
60 Hz Only
®
Output: 21VAC, 3.75A 78VA (for sets with Z-750 )
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Service & Warranty Information
How to Get Service Under the Terms of the Limited One-Year Warranty
For warranty repair, do not return your product to the place of purchase. Instead, follow the
instructions below to obtain warranty service as our dealer network is not prepared to service the
product under the terms of this warranty.
1. First, write, call or FAX M.T.H. Electric Trains, 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD
21046, (Tel 410-381-2580; FAX No.: 410-423-0009; e-mail: service@mth-Railking.com), stating
when it was purchased and what seems to be the problem. You will be given a return authorization
number to assure that your merchandise will be properly handled upon its receipt.
2. CAUTION: Make sure the product is packed in its original factory packaging including its foam
and plastic wrapping material so as to prevent damage to the merchandise. 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, 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 one of our service technicians
when contacting M.T.H. for your Return Authorization number.
3. Please make sure you have followed the instructions carefully before returning any merchandise
for service.
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 light bulbs 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 M.T.H. Electric Trains
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. Call 410-381-2580, fax 410-423-0009, or e-mail the Service Department at
Service@mth-railking.com to obtain a return authorization number.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state t o state.
Service Department
M.T.H. Electric Trains
7020 Columbia Gateway Drive