MTH Electric Trains Genesis Diesel Locomotive Operating instructions

MTH Electric Trains Genesis Diesel Locomotive Operating instructions
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AMTRAK GENESIS TRAIN SET
& PROTO-SOUND® OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing this RailKing Ready-to-Run Genesis Train Set.
We at MTH Electric Trains take pride in manufacturing quality products
like your set, and we hope that you will enjoy it for a long time. To
ensure the maximum durability and pleasure from locomotive, rolling
stock, track and transformer, please read all the way through the Quick
Start Basic Operating Instructions you will find on pages 4.
Remember that a little attention to routine maintenance yields a
maximum of trouble-free performance.
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Table Of Contents
QUICK START - BASIC OPERATION
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Horn Operation
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Bell Operation
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ProtoCoupler® Operation
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Diesel Cab Chatter Sounds
11
Squeaking Brake Sounds
11
Tips On Using The Squeaking Brake Sounds
12
Passenger Station Sounds (PFA)
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Activating and Triggering Passenger Station Sounds
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Tips On Using PFA Features
18
REVERSE UNIT LOCK-OUT OPERATION
Locking The Engine Into Forward or Reverse
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Unlocking The Engine
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Locking The Engine Into Neutral
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OTHER PROTO-SOUND® OPERATING FEATURES
Self-Recharging Battery Backup System
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Replacing The ProtoSound® Battery
21
ProtoSound® Volume Adjustment
22
OPERATING AND PROGRAMMING PROTO-SOUNDS®
Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound®
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Reverse Unit Operation
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Remotely Setting The Engine Volume
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Bell Button Programming
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Squeaking Brake Operation Programming
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Horn In Neutral Operation Programming
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ProtoCoupler® Operation Programming
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Cab Chatter Operation Programming
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PFA Operation Programming
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Activating Remote Lockout Control
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ResettingAll Proto-Sound® Options To Factory Default
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TRAIN SET MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Oiling Directions
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Greasing Directions
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Locomotive Lamp Replacement
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Passenger Car Lamp Replacement
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Locomotive Traction Tire Replacement
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RITETRAX® TRACK LAYOUT PLANS
TRANSFORMER AND PROTO-SOUND® REFERENCE
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Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart
39
Trouble-Shooting Proto-Sound® Problems
40
Proto-Sound® RESET Feature Chart
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LOCOMOTIVE EXPLODED PARTS DIAGRAM
WARNING AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SERVICE AND WARRANTY INFORMATION
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How To Get Warranty/Repair Service
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Limited One-Year Warranty
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Compatibility
Our designers have sized the engine to operate on any traditional 0-27
or larger O Gauge track system, including RiteTrax using any standard
AC transformer including the Z-750 transformer packaged in your set.
(See page 39 for a complete list of compatible transformers as well as
wiring instructions.) All RailKing products are compatible with most
other 3-rail locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories.
Equipment Options
Your ready-to-run set features a four-car Superliner Passenger Set and a
Genesis locomotive equipped with an operating headlight, ProtoSound® Digital Sound and Train Control System and remote controlled
ProtoCoupler® uncoupling system. All are simple and fun to operate.
In addition to the locomotive, your set should also include an oval of
RiteTrax® track (8 curved and 4 straight sections), a RiteTrax® lighted
lock-on and wire harness set (for connecting the track to the
transformer) and a 75-watt Z-750 transformer and controller.
CAUTION -- ELECTRICALLY OPERATED PRODUCT:
Not recommended for children under ten years of age without adult
supervision. As with all electric products, precautions should be
observed during handling and use to reduce the risk of electric shock.
Transformer Ratings:
Input: 120 VAC
60 HZ Only
Output: 21VAC, 3.75A 78VA
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You’ll find complete instructions for choosing and setting up options in
the following pages. If you don’t read through the entire manual before
starting to operate your equipment, be sure to check the Quick Start
Basic Operating Instructions, which will give you the basics of the
operating system.
Quick Start Operating Instructions
Track and Power
Although MTH Electric Trains manufactures its own track and
transformers, you can run your locomotive on 0-27 or wider-radius O
gauge track wired to draw power from any of the standard compatible
AC transformers listed in the chart on page 39. Be sure your track is in
good condition—clean and securely connected—to keep the locomotive
running and to prevent derailments. If you intend to utilize the
RiteTrax® track sections included in the set, see the directions below.
Setting Up the RiteTrax® Oval
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Unlike other O Gauge track systems, each RiteTrax® track section
features a realistic built-in roadbed base, solid nickel-silver track rails and
realistic railroad ties all
Align Quick Connect
designed to give the owner
Plugs and Gently Push
RiteTrax® Sections Together
an authentic looking track
system. In addition, each
RiteTrax® track section
employs the use of quickconnect connectors instead
of track pins or railjoiners to
assemble the track sections
to one another. The quick
connectors and built-in base
Figure 1: Preparing to snap RiteTrax® sections together by
allow RiteTrax® track
aligning Quick Connect Connectors together.
sections to be setup
anywhere, including some
carpeted surfaces without the need for track nails or the worry of carpet
stains.
You can set up literally hundreds of
different track designs utilizing
RiteTrax® components. We’ve
included just a few later in this
manual for your reference. Each
layout specifies the space required
and the components needed to
Figure 2: RiteTrax® sections in proper connected
position.
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complete the track design. You can purchase additional track
components from any authorized MTH reseller.
Knock-out
Must Be Removed
Before Lighted Lockon
Can Be Inserted
Figure 3: Top view position of lighted lockon
preparing to enter RiteTrax® section.
transformer. Each RiteTrax® track
section includes a “knock-out” in
the roadbed that must be removed
to reveal the opening for the
The lighted lockon included in
your set snaps into any RiteTrax®
track section roadbed and
functions as the interface
between the track and the
Remove
Knock-out
By Holding
& Twisting
With A Pair
Of Pliers
Figure 4: Underside view of RiteTrax® section
with “knock-out” removed and lighted lockon in
position for insertion.
section with lighted lockon in fully seated position.
Figure 6: Top view of RiteTrax® section with
lighted lockon in fully seated position.
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Figure 5: Underside view of RiteTrax® track
lighted lockon. To remove this
knock-out grab the knock-out with a
pair of pliers and gently twist the
knock-out until it snaps away from
the roadbed base. Once the knockout has been removed, snap the
lighted lockon into the roadbed
taking care to make sure that the
lockon arms snap into the roadbed
electrical receptors. To complete
the connection between the
RiteTrax® track section and the
transformer, simply plug in the
color-coded wire harness that was
included in your set.
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Figure 7: Wiring up the Z-750 transformer to the lighted lockon.
Preparing the Locomotive
Before you fun your locomotive, you must oil the locomotive.
Oiling the locomotive
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Before you run the locomotive, use a light household or hobby oil to
lubricate the gears and pick up rollers. Apply a small drop of oil (a
pinpoint oiler will help place the right amount of oil where you need it)
to each of the points
indicated by in the diagram
in Figure 8. You may also
what to use either a
locomotive repair cradle or
an old towel folded over to
provide a protective bed
for the locomotive shell
while you’re working on it.
Lubricate Pickup Rollers
Because the locomotives’s
internal gearing has been
Lubricate Gears
Figure 8: Lubrication points of RailKing Genesis locomotive.
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greased at the factory, you shouldn’t need to add more grease until you
have run the locomotive for 50 hours or owned it for a year, whichever
comes first. See the section on lubrication, pages(s) 31-32, for detail.
QuickStart: Operating The Engine and Cars
Once the track has been assembled and the transformer wired to the
track lock-on, you are almost ready to begin running your new train set.
Place the engine and cars on the track and couple each up to one
another. If the coupler is already
Pushing Down
closed, pressing down on the
On
The Coupler
coupler armature will open the
Armature
Opens
coupler knuckle to allow the
The
Coupler
couplers to interlock with one
Knuckle
another. Before turning on the
transformer, it is important to
understand the features of your new
train set.
Electronic Reverse Unit
Figure 9: Pushing down on the coupler armature
to open up the coupler knuckle.
Neutral
The reverse unit is designed
Forward
Reverse
RESET
to ignore dirty track, dead
Neutral
spots on switches or minor
short circuits without
disrupting the engine
operation, even at slow, prototypical speeds. Once the engine is
placed on the track, the transformer throttle can be advanced. You will
see that only the engine’s lights come on and two dings from the
sound system will chime followed by the air compressor pump sounds.
The engine does not run. This is known as the RESET state and is
explained in more detail below. The ProtoSound® DCRU® will not
power the motor until the throttle is turned OFF and then ON again. At
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The locomotive is controlled by a ProtoSound® DCRU® electronic
reverse unit. The reverse unit operates in the same manner that all
reverse units function by using forward, neutral and reverse states that
are entered each time the throttle is turned on and off or by using the
transformer direction switch
(if so equipped).
this point, the engine will now function just like any other electronic or
mechanical E--unit.
Now, if you’ve lubricated the locomotive and passenger car friction
points as indicated earlier, you’re ready to start running your train.
Transformer Operation
The Z--750 provides the model railroad enthusiast with an easy to use,
safe power source for AC--powered trains and accessories. Set up is
quick and easy by following the setup diagram below.
FUNCTIONS:
Bell: Press to activate, press again to deactivate.
Horn/Whistle: Press to activate.
Direction: Press to stop motion of train and press again to change
direction
Advanced the transformer throttle. The locomotive’s light will come on
but the engine will not move out in the forward direction until you turn
the throttle back OFF and then ON again. At this point, advancing the
throttle further will allow the engine to pick up speed, reducing the
throttle will slow the engine down. Turning the throttle OFF and then
back ON will park the engine into neutral. Cycling the throttle OFF and
then back ON again one more time will allow the locomotive to enter
reverse.
Figure 10: Z-750 Controls
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An alternative method to using the throttle to enter the next reverse
unit phase is to press the direction button. When depressed, the
transformer interrupts all power to the track as long as the button is
depressed. Releasing the button reapplies power to the track at
whatever voltage level the transformer throttle is set at.
Blowing The Horn
Your Proto-Sound® equipped engine features a digital recording of a
diesel horn. The horn sound can be activated anytime the engine is in
forward or reverse by pressing the whistle/horn button on your
transformer. The horn will continue to blow as long as the whistle/horn
button is depressed. The horn will not function in RESET and must be
configured through a RESET option to allow the horn to work when the
engine is in neutral. See page 25 for information on horn programming
in the Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound® section of this manual.
Ringing The Bell
Proto-Sound® Tip: Because of Proto-Sound® state-of-the-art design, the
microprocessor remembers its last command. Therefore, unless you
turn the bell off before you quit running your train, the next time you
run the engine, the bell will come on. No matter whether you come
back an hour later or a year later, the bell will begin chiming once the
engine enters one of the three directional states.
Operating The Remote Controlled ProtoCoupler®
Coupler System
Your Proto-Sound® equipped locomotive is equipped with two coilwound ProtoCoupler® for remote uncoupling action. Because the
ProtoCoupler® is controlled through the Proto-Sound® microprocessor,
it doesn’t require an uncoupling track section or modification to your
layout to function. The three simple steps below are required to
operate the coupler.
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Your Proto-Sound® equipped engine also features a digital recording of
an actual diesel engine bell. The bell can be turned on or off by simply
pressing the Bell button on your transformer anytime the engine is in
forward or reverse. The bell will continue to ring until the bell button is
depressed a second time. The bell will not function in RESET. Once
the bell is turned on, it will continue to ring when the engine is cycled
into forward or reverse until you press the bell button.
1. Put your engine in NEUTRAL and turn the throttle all
the way up.
2. Press the transformer whistle button to “Arm" the
coupler. (You will hear a “Clank")
3. After arming the coupler, press the whistle button
again to open the coupler.
When the knuckle fires open you will hear the buzzing of the coil
energizing and the sound of the air lines coming apart. It can best be
described as a
CHA-CHUSHHH
sound. The coupler Put Engine In Neutral
See The Coupler Open
At Full Power
Listen For The
And Listen For The
Ca-Clunk Sound
Cha-Chusshh Sound
doesn’t have to be
lunk
shhh
Ca-C
huss
Cha-C
fired in NEUTRAL.
Once the coupler is
H
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armed it can be
Press & Release
Press & Release
The Whistle Button
The Whistle Button
fired in Forward,
Neutral or Reverse.
However, you may
find that the coupler doesn’t open when firing the coupler at high
speeds. Reduce the voltage setting on your transformer if this occurs
and run your engine at a slower speed before firing the coupler. If the
coupler continues to open erratically, try lubricating the knuckle with
light oil as indicated in Fig. 11.
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Lubricate
ProtoCoupler® Knuckle
Figure 11: Lubricating the ProtoCoupler® Coupler Knuckle
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Because the locomotive features two ProtoCoupler® couplers (one on
each end), the operator will have to choose which coupler will be fired
when activated. To choose which coupler will be active, slide the
coupler selection switch toward the end of the engine you wish to
utilize an active ProtoCoupler®.
ProtoCoupler®
Selector Switch
Figure 12: ProtoCoupler® Selector Switch
Diesel Cab Chatter Sounds
Squeaking Brake Sounds
Proto-Sound® equipped engines feature the ability to play the sound of
squeaking brakes whenever your engine slows in speed. There are two
settings for activating the squeaking brake sounds. The default setting
allows the brake sounds to play while the engine is in forward or
reverse and the
Listen For The
Throttle Down From
transformer throttle
Squeaking Brake Sounds
High
Voltage
To
Low
is lowered from a
eek
Sque
high setting to a low
R K
setting (14 volts to 8
volts or less). The
sound itself is a
stored record on the
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Whenever your diesel locomotive is parked in Neutral randomly played
“Cab Chatter” sound effects will occur every 2 to 30 seconds. There
are a total of six of these Cab Chatter sequences that capture authentic
radio transmissions between dispatcher and engineer. They are
designed to play at random intervals to eliminate repetitive and boring
sequences though there is no guarantee that you won’t hear the same
message repeated twice or more times.
Proto-Sound® software chip and will always play the same brake sound
for the same three second length each time the voltage is reduced from
high to low. Some practice may be required to synchronize the playing
of the brake sounds with the movement of the engine. It is not
uncommon for the engine to stop before the brake sound is completed.
Operators will find that by coordinating the movement of the throttle
setting from 8 volts to off will allow the engine to maintain its
movement while the brake sounds play. Note: The brake sounds will
not be heard if the transformer throttle is not set above 14 volts and/or
not reduced below 8 volts.
TIPS ON USING THE SQUEAKING BRAKE
FEATURE
Because the squeaking brake feature always plays for approximately 3
seconds, it is possible that the brake sounds will play longer or shorter
than what visually seems prototypical.
You will find that by practicing
with the brake feature, you can quickly determine how quickly to
throttle down and what speeds and voltage settings give you the most
prototypical braking effect.
Typical users will find the feature to be a very realistic way to simulate
the sound of an engine slowing down for curves, crossings or coming to
a stop at a station, side track or switch yard. As mentioned above, you
will find that initially your engine may continue to play the brake sounds
once your engine comes to a stop or that the sounds stop prematurely
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before the engine comes to a complete halt.
For example, if you simply
run the engine and turn the throttle off quickly, the brake sounds will
likely continue playing even though the engine has come to a complete
stop.
This annoying effect can be eliminated by simply practicing with the
brake feature.
In no time, you will quickly learn how to “feather" the
throttle to keep the engine moving while the brake sounds play and then
turning the throttle off just as the sounds stop.
Remember that once
you stop the engine, you should turn the throttle to the off position if
you don’t want to activate the Passenger Station Sounds feature
described later in this manual.
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Operating Proto-Sound® Passenger Station
Sound Effects
Passenger Station Announcements (PFA)
Proto-Sound® is now equipped with operator controlled passenger
station announcements, hereby known as PFA. This easy to use feature
plays digitally reproduced passenger station sounds whenever your
engine stops at a train station on your layout. No additional wires or
modifications are needed on your layout to enjoy these amazing sound
effects. The sounds themselves are randomly generated and randomly
“shuffled” on the Proto-Sound® software chip. This gives the system the
ability to produce different sounds in a different order each time the
PFA feature is enabled. These different sounds are heard each time you
cycle the transformer throttle from on to off in the same manner that
you would cycle the throttle to enter the various states of forward,
neutral and reverse. The entire PFA sequence is designed to simulate
the arrival, disembarking, embarking, and departure of a train entering
and leaving a train station. The sounds include public address arrival
and departure messages, passenger disembarking and embarking
sounds, conductor voices and general train station ambient sounds.
Each is described in more detail in the following sections.
Activating Passenger Sounds
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Your Proto-Sound® equipped engine features an operator controlled
passenger station sound set. Once activated, this easy to use feature
plays digitally reproduced sounds of a passenger station whenever you
stop your engine in the neutral position at a train station on your layout.
Arming The Passenger Sounds Feature
Before the passenger station sounds can be heard,Proto-Sound® must
activate the feature so that the next time the engine enters the neutral
position, the sounds can play, The feature can be activated one of two
ways.
Option 1: If you are using the Z-750 transformer or a separate bell
button controller to ring your bell (like the Lionel Railsounds No. 5906
bell activation button) you can activate the feature by pressing and
holding the bell button for three seconds or longer (it doesn’t matter if
you are in forward,
Put Engine In Neutral,
Listen For The
neutral or reverse).
Forward or Reverse
Start Of The Bell Sound
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, Din
Pssh
You will hear the bell
Ding
chiming turn on and
if you listen carefully
you should hear an
Listen For The
Press & Hold
air release sound
Air Release Sound
The Z-750™ Bell Button
After 3 Seconds
For 3 Seconds
after three seconds
have passed at
which time you can release the bell button. (Note: because the air
release sound is hard to hear, we recommend that you count out a full
three seconds before releasing the bell button.) The bell will continue to
chime, so if you want to turn off the bell ringing, simply press and
release the bell button a second time. If you were in neutral when you
triggered the brake feature, interrupt the transformer throttle to enter
either forward or reverse to allow the engine to begin running. (Note:
the feature will only be activated in the first direction state you enter after
triggering the feature from the neutral position. You cannot interrupt the
power twice to enter another direction state and still have the passenger
sound feature active.) Once your engine begins running, you can
trigger the sounds to begin playing whenever you enter neutral.
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Option 2 If you are not using the Z-750 transformer or do not have a
separate bell button on your layout, you can still activate the feature
with your transformer whistle button. To activate the feature turn on
the transformer throttle and get your engine into the neutral position
(not RESET). Once in neutral, set the transformer throttle at 8 volts or
less and press and hold the whistle button for at least three seconds.
You will hear the bell chiming turn on and if you listen carefully you
should hear an air release sound after three seconds have passed at
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which time you can release the whistle button. (Note: because the air
release sound is hard to hear, we recommend that you count out a full
three seconds before releasing the whistle button.) The bell will continue
to chime, so if you
Listen For The
Put Engine In Neutral
Start Of The Bell Sound
want to turn off the
At Low Power
g
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, Din
Pssh
Ding
bell ringing, simply
press and release the
bell button a second
time. Interrupt the
Listen For The
Press & Hold
transformer throttle
Air Release Sound
The Whistle Button
After 3 Seconds
For 3 Seconds
to enter either
forward or reverse to
allow the engine to begin running.
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(Note: the feature will only be activate in the first direction state you
enter after triggering the feature from the neutral position. You cannot
interrupt the power twice to enter another direction state and still have
the feature active.) Once your engine begins running, you can trigger
the sounds to begin by entering neutral.
Activating And Triggering Passenger Station
Announcements
Once the feature is activated, PFA will be played the next time the
engine enters the neutral position. In order for PFA to begin, power
must remain on once the engine enters the neutral position. At this
point Proto-Sound® has taken over control of your engine and disabled
the bell and whistle buttons from any further operator functions. In
addition, Proto-Sound® has reconfigured the way the DCRU reverse
unit functions by disabling the reverse unit state during operation of the
PFA feature. This forces the engine to leave your station in the same
direction it arrived. The following operator controlled “events” control
PFA’s actions and sounds.
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Before PFA can be heard the feature must be activated first. Activation
is accomplished by holding down the bell button for three or more
seconds as described in the Activating and Triggering The Passenger
Station Sounds section found earlier on page 8.
Event 1 (Forward) While the locomotive is running in forward (or
reverse) PFA is activated by the operator pushing and holding the bell
button down for three or more seconds. The locomotive bell begins
chiming and can be left on or turned off without disabling PFA.
Event 2 (Neutral Before Reverse) The operator now interrupts the
transformer throttle to stop the engine and put it into neutral. If the
throttle setting was at 14 volts or higher,Proto-Sound® will play the
sound of squealing brakes as the engine comes to a stop.
I. Upon stopping of the engine, the operator must immediately turns
the throttle back on as the engine sits in neutral. If the bell was not
turned off after activating PFA, it now turns
Put Engine In Neutral
off automatically.
At Low Power
Note: Failure to turn the throttle
R K
back on within 3 seconds of leaving the
forward phase will disable PFA and
shutdown Proto-Sound®. The next time
you turn power back on your engine
will be in the RESET position. See page 7 for more information.
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II. After entering neutral, Proto-Sound® will immediately play an
air release sound followed approximately two seconds later by an
arrival message. The arrival message lists the train by name and
the track it arrived on (the track is identified as either track 1 or
track 2, alternating each time during the current operating
session). Immediately following the arrival message, the sound of
the trains’ doors opening can be heard, Listen For Air Release Sound
followed by a conductor’s warning to
And PA Arrival Message
hhee
passengers to “watch your step.” At
Pssh
this point, various randomly activated
ambient train stations sounds will begin
playing and replaying as long as the
engine sits in this neutral state (Neutral
Before Reverse). The sounds include
passenger footsteps as they disembark, muffled voices, baggage
being moved about, crashing sound, and whistling for a taxi. In
addition, several highlight or foreground sounds play including
more conductor voices saying “watch your step”, “have a nice
day”, and “baggage to the right”.
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Event 3 (Reverse) The operator now interrupts the transformer throttle
again to enter the next reverse unit phase; reverse. In an effort to
enhance realism, PFA has disabled the reverse phase so that it doesn’t
power the motors and cause the
engine to move backward. Upon
Listen For Conductor
Interrupt Throttle To
To Say ...
entering reverse, PFA confirms to
Enter The Next Phase
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reverse state by immediately
playing the highlight sound of the
conductor’s voice saying “baggage
to the right.” This is followed by the
continued ambient sounds of
passenger footsteps, muffled voices, baggage being moved about,
crashing sound and whistling for a taxi. These sounds and the
conductor highlight are randomly repeated as long as the system
remains in the “reverse” state.
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Event 5 (Forward) The operator now interrupts the transformer
throttle again to enter the next reverse unit phase; forward. PFA
confirms to the operator that it has entered the forward phase by
playing a conductor voice yelling “All Aboard!” Immediately after
playing “all aboard”, the sound of the doors closing is heard. Within
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Event 4 (Neutral Before Forward) The operator now interrupts the
transformer throttle again to enter the next reverse unit phase; neutral
before reverse. PFA confirms to the operator that it has entered the
neutral before forward phase by emmitting two quick air release
sounds. This is followed by a
Interrupt Throttle To
ee
public address message that the
sshh
Enter The Next Phase
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Pssh
train on track 1 or 2 (whichever
track number the arriving public
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address message stated) is now
boarding. Upon completion of the
Listen For 2
PA message, two conductor voice
Air Release Sounds
highlights randomly begin playing.
These conductor voices include “Welcome Aboard” and “Tickets
Please”. In addition to the two conductor highlights, the station
ambient sounds continue and still include passenger footsteps, muffled
voices, baggage being moved about, crashing sound and whistling for a
taxi. The departing public address message automatically repeats itself
every 60 seconds with the highlights and station ambient sounds
randomly occurring as long as the system remains in the “neutral before
forward” phase.
Interrupt Throttle To
two seconds of the doors closing,
Enter The Next Phase
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boar
All A
the locomotive bell begins chiming
and the air compressor pumps
start. After approximately 7
chimes of the bell, the engine
Listen For The
Conductor To Say ...
automatically begins moving out in
the forward phase with the bell
continuing to ring another 7 chimes before automatically turning off.
Once the bell turns off the operator regains control of the transformer
whistle and bell buttons and can ring the bell or blow the whistle as
usual.
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Note:
When entering the forward phase of PFA, it is important to set the transformer
throttle at a high enough setting that will allow the engine to begin moving once PFA
automatically activates the motors.
Otherwise, the engine will just sit still until you increase
the throttle setting on the transformer.
TIPS ON USING THE PFA FEATURES
PFA is a unique feature of Proto-Sound® that is completely controlled by
the operator.
You decide how, when or if you want to utilize the feature.
By reviewing following tips you should find solutions or suggestions to the
various operating scenarios you might encounter when using PFA.
Tip #1:
You can escape the PFA sequence by interrupting the transformer
throttle before the first PA arrival message plays in Event 2 (neutral before
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reverse).
Tip #2:
You can terminate PFA at anytime by turning the transformer
throttle off for 15 seconds.
Tip #3:
You do not have to be in the forward state to utilize PFA.
For
example if you activate the PFA feature while in reverse and interrupt the
throttle to enter neutral, you will be entering neutral before forward rather
than neutral before reverse as defined in Event 2 above. Consequently,
the forward phase will be rendered inactive by Proto-Sound® instead of
the reverse state as explained in Event 3. This will allow your train to leave
the train station in the same reverse direction that it arrived in.
Tip #4:
You can utilize PFA even if you are double-heading with another
engine, regardless of whether it is equipped with Proto-Sound® or PFA.
If
the engine isn’t equipped with PFA, the only thing to remember is that
you should not turn up the transformer throttle very high when entering
the reverse state found in Event 3. If the throttle is set too high, then the
second locomotive will begin vibrating on the track as its motors will be
turning in the reverse state because engines not equipped with PFA
cannot disable their own reverse state and will thus continue powering
their own motors.
If your second engine is equipped with PFA, it can be
disabled by entering RESET function 28. See the section on programming
RESET functions on page 17 of this manual to disable PFA.
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Tip #5:
It is not necessary for the squealing brake sounds to be heard to
play the PFA sounds. For example, the brake sounds won’t be heard if the
high voltage setting is below 13 volts and the power is interrupted to
enter the neutral state.
Tip #6:
You can leave any of the event states at any time after entering
the state by simply interrupting the transformer throttle.
Any sound effects
programmed to play in that event will simply not occur.
The only
exception is Event 2 and Event 5. In Event 2, interrupting the throttle has
no affect on PFA until after the PA arrival message has played and the
doors have opened.
In Event 5, you cannot interrupt PFA until after the
engine begins to move.
Interrupting the throttle before the engine begins
to move has no affect on the locomotive.
Special Reverse Unit Options
Reverse Unit Lockout Operation
Proto-Sound® unique design eliminates the need for a lock-out switch
on the locomotive by allowing the customer to lock the engine into any
directional state (forward, neutral or reverse) from the transformer. This
will allow users to run the engine on layouts equipped with block
signals or stop stations which would normally cycle the engine back
into neutral. The feature must be first turned on by accessing RESET
Feature 40 (See page 22).
To lock the engine into Forward or Reverse, use the transformer
throttle to enter Forward or Reverse (whichever state you want to lock
the engine into) and while the engine is moving press the whistle
button. WHILE THE HORN IS BLOWING TURN THE THROTTLE OFF
AND THEN LET GO OF THE WHISTLE BUTTON. After about one
second, you will hear a short horn blast. QUICKLY TURN THE
THROTTLE BACK ON AGAIN. Your engine is now locked into Forward
or Reverse and it will remain so until you unlock the engine, even if you
wait a year to run your engine again.
Unlocking The Engine
Unlocking the engine is a similar procedure. WHILE THE ENGINE IS
MOVING, PRESS THE WHISTLE BUTTON. WHILE THE HORN IS
BLOWING, TURN THE THROTTLE OFF AND THEN LET GO OF THE
WHISTLE BUTTON. After three seconds without power you will hear
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Locking The Engine Into Forward or Reverse
one chime of the RESET bell. TURN ON THE POWER AGAIN. Your
engine is now in RESET and will operate normally once you interrupt
power and enter the forward direction.
Locking The Engine Into Neutral
To lock the engine into the NEUTRAL position, PUT THE ENGINE IN
NEUTRAL AND WITH THE THROTTLE STILL ON, PRESS THE WHISTLE
BUTTON. WHILE THE WHISTLE BUTTON IS BEING PRESSED, TURN
OFF THE THROTTLE AND LET GO OF THE WHISTLE BUTTON. After
about one second, you will hear a short blast of the horn. QUICKLY
TURN THE POWER BACK ON AGAIN. Your engine is now locked into
NEUTRAL.
NOTE:
When locking the engine in the Forward or Reverse positions, the whistle button
will blow the horn. But when locking the engine into the NEUTRAL position, the whistle
button may turn on or off sounds of the bell, coupler arming or coupler firing depending on
the transformer throttle voltage settings prior to the user’s attempt to lock out the engine.
Remember, the horn doesn’t blow in NEUTRAL (unless you programmed it to do so using
Feature 25. See page 17 for details), only the bell rings or the coupler operates in
NEUTRAL.
While it doesn’t make any difference on how the lockout function operates,
you may hear one of the three different NEUTRAL-activated sounds.
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To unlock the engine from the NEUTRAL position, follow the process
to unlock the engine in the Forward or Reverse directions above.
Other Proto-Sound® Operating Features
Self-Recharging Battery Backup System
Proto-Sound® state-of-the-art design includes a self-recharging battery
backup system for improved performance at any speed. The battery
ensures that power to the sound system will remain on during
directional changes, setting RESET options or when travelling over dirty
track and switches. The self-recharging battery backup system is
automatically turned on or off whenever track power is turned on or
are off. There no switches needed to enjoy the benefits of the
automatic battery backup system.
Proto-Sound® contains a warning alarm if the battery backup system
fails to automatically disengage when track power is turned off. Should
the backup system fail, you will hear a repeating whistle blast indicating
this has occurred. Should this happen, unplug the battery from the
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ProtoSound module (to prevent the battery from being run down) and
contact MTH for instructions on returning the tender for repair.
Replacing The Proto-Sound® Battery
The Proto-Sound® battery (located in the tender body, is a special
NiCad 7-cell, 8.4v battery -NOT the 6-cell, 7.2v battery found in most
convenience stores. The 6-cell NiCad is NOT recommended for use
with Proto-Sound® applications. The battery is continually charged
from the track when power is applied and should last for up to five
years. In addition, the NiCad battery is a dry battery and should not
leak or cause any damage to your locomotive during its lifetime
If you notice that the sounds seem distorted or garbled at low voltages
or become silent when power from the transformer is shut off, the
battery may be going bad. Before replacing the battery, you should put
the engine in NEUTRAL and leave the transformer throttle set at about
12 volts for 15 minutes. This should temporarily recharge the battery.
If the garbled or distorted sounds are reduced, then your battery charge
has worn down. You can give your battery a full charge by leaving the
engine ON in the NEUTRAL position for 18 hours.
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If you need to replace the battery, replacement Proto-Sound® batteries
are available from MTH ProtoSound Electronics at 7020 Columbia
Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046-1532. A standard 9v alkaline
battery can be substituted as a temporary fix, but since alkaline
batteries can’t take a charge, it will eventually wear down. Regardless,
it should give you a week to a couple of months use while you wait for
your replacement Proto-Sound® battery to arrive.
Manually Adjusting The Proto-Sound® Volume
Your Proto-Sound® system has two types of volume adjustment. A
manual turn knob on the bottom of the chassis (See Fig. 3 below)
allows you to control all the sounds in the system and a remote control
“RESET" option (Option
# 6), allows you to
control the volume
level of the engine
sounds remotely from
the transformer.
Turning the volume
adjustment knob
clockwise will increase
the volume and
counterclockwise will
lower the volume of all Figure 13: ProtoSound® Manual Volume Adjustment Knob
sounds; bell, horn,
engine sounds, Cab Chatter, etc. For information on operating the
RESET volume adjustment option, see the section entitled
“Programming Proto-Sound® RESET Options” on the following pages.
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Proto-Sound®
Volume Knob
Operating & Programming Proto-Sound®
Programmable Features
As mentioned in the Basic Operating section, the engine is controlled
by a DCRU® reverse unit that contains the standard forward-neutralreverse states found on most reverse units. However, when power is
first applied to the track, the reverse unit begins in RESET or what seems
like a neutral state. Power must be interrupted again to get the
locomotive to enter the forward state. It is this first RESET state that
gives Proto-Sound® its unique, remote controlled functions. The
system will enter RESET whenever power to the track is off for three or
more seconds. NEUTRAL will be referred to as the state between
Forward and Reverse.
Proto-Sound® is equipped with a microprocessor, that, depending on
the amount of memory it is allotted, allows the user to utilize several
remotely activated functions. In the simplest terms, Proto-Sound® has
its own “Computer" controlling these functions. In fact, the power of
this microprocessor is the same as that of a 286 desktop computer!
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In order to access many of these remotely controlled functions, the user
must be in the RESET state to do so. RESET is entered anytime power
to the locomotive has been off for more than 3 to 5 seconds. When
the engine first enters RESET, the microprocessor initiates a system
check to determine if the system, transformer and engine are operating
correctly. This takes approximately 2.2 seconds during which you will
hear the engine’s startup sounds begin. In order for Proto-Sound® to
properly initiate the system check, do not advance the transformer
throttle past 10 volts when you first enter RESET, wait for the diesel
startup sounds to begin and then slowly turn the transformer throttle to
the off position and then back on again to enter the forward phase.
Interrupting the power too quickly may cause the system to re-enter
RESET (signaled by two dings of the bell). Should this happen, wait
longer before interrupting the power to enter the Forward phase.
Proto-Sound® also comes with several programmable functions,
including remote Diesel Engine Volume Adjustment, Separate Bell
Button Operation (pre-programmed at the factory), Horn In Neutral
Operation, ProtoCoupler® On/Off Control, Squeaking Brakes and
Passenger Station Proto-Effects™. Each of these features are described
in more detail in the followingsections.
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When in RESET, your engine will not respond to the whistle/horn or bell
button with a horn blast or continuous bell ringing. In fact, when in
RESET and the whistle/horn or bell button is depressed, only one single
bell chime will be heard each time either button is pressed. If you don’t
want to configure or change your locomotive using any of the above
programmable features, simply leave RESET (waiting 2.2 seconds before
interrupting the power) and put the engine into forward. After you
leave RESET, your engine will operate normally in all the direction states
of forward, neutral and reverse. Remember though, once power is
turned off for more than 3 seconds, the next time power is applied to
the track, your engine will be back in RESET.
Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound®
While Proto-Sound® is equipped with only a few programmable
features, additional memory chips can be obtained to “Upgrade" the
system in the future. Programmable features are accessed in the RESET
state by moving the transformer throttle up and down between full
voltage and low voltage (6 to 8 volts) without shutting the transformer
off completely. Each time this is done you advance, one feature at a
time, through the available options. An air-release sound is heard each
time the throttle is
advanced. In
In RESET Mode
Advance The Throttle
Move The Throttle
addition, there are
Up & Down From
Up & Down From
nk
High Voltage To Low
High Voltage To Low
k, Cli
nk
li
special sounds to
Clan
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,
4 More Times
2 Times
Clink
tell you what RESET
position you are in.
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2 Clink Sounds
For example, if you
want to select
Feature 2, you put
the engine in RESET, and move the throttle up and down from full
throttle to low two times. After the second advance, you will hear two
“clinks" indicating that the computer is now in Feature 2. Advance the
throttle again and you will hear three “clinks" for Feature 3. Advance it
two more times and you will hear a “clank" indicating that you are now
in Feature 5. Advance the throttle two more times and you will hear a
“clank" and two “clinks" indicating Feature 7. ((5 throttle advancements
= 1 clank) + (2 throttle advancements = 2 clinks)). “Clank + “Clink" +
“Clink" = Feature 7. You can advance the throttle as quickly as you like
(though you may not hear the air-release sounds) and the computer will
still remember the number of times the throttle is advanced by playing
back the number of “Clinks" and “Clanks" to confirm the feature you’ve
selected.
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Remotely Adjusting The Engine Volume
Of all the sounds that come with each Proto-Sound® equipped
locomotive, the one most often turned down is that of the engine
volume because it is the one sound normally heard whenever the
engine is running and is what usually can become tiresome to the ear
over prolonged running sessions. The volume adjustment is controlled
through RESET Feature 6.
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To access the feature, advance the transformer throttle to put the
engine in RESET. Move the throttle up and down, as described on page
5, 6 times. After you hear the “clank" and “clink" indicating that you are
in Feature 6, press
In RESET Mode
the whistle button to Move
The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
Up
& Down From
Until You Reach The
select the engine
k
High Voltage To Low
Setting You Desire
n
li
C
k,
6 Times
Clan
volume level you
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desire. Pushing the
whistle button once
Interrupt The Throttle
will give you full
Listen For 1 Clank
To “Lock-In”
And 1 Clink Sounds
The Volume Setting
volume, which is the
factory setting.
Pushing the whistle
button a second time will give you 50% volume, pushing it a third time
will give you 25% volume and pushing it a fourth time will give you no
diesel. The microprocessor will immediately play the sound level each
time the whistle button is pushed so that you can decide if it is
acceptable. You can recycle through the four choices by simply
continuing to press the whistle button.
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Bell Button Programming
If the engine is being operated with another transformer that does not
feature a separate bell button, the engine can be programmed to work
with an after-market bell button, like the Lionel® Railsounds™ No. 5906
Bell Button. If no separate bell button can be obtained, the bell can be
controlled through your transformer’s whistle button whenever the
engine is in NEUTRAL. (Remember NEUTRAL is the state between
Forward and Reverse). See page 17 for information on bell
programming in the Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound® section of
this manual.
To turn the bell on using the transformer’s whistle button, turn on
power to the track and cycle the engine into NEUTRAL. Turn the
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Once you have decided on the appropriate volume level, turn the
transformer throttle off and on again or press the transformer direction
switch to lock in your selection. The volume adjustment will remain set
at the level you have chosen until you change it again. Regardless of
the engine volume setting, the horn, bell, compressor and Cab Chatter
sounds will function normally. In fact because only the engine volume
is affected by selections in Feature 6, when you select 0 volume, you
can still hear the horn, bell and Cab Chatter sounds when the engine is
running or in neutral.
In RESET Mode
throttle to 8 volts or Move
The Throttle
Up
& Down From
, Push The Whistle Button
less (any higher
lank
Until You Hear 2 Dings
High Voltage To Low
nk, C
, Cla
lank Clank
C
20
Times
voltage will arm the
k,
Clan
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ProtoCoupler® - see
the section above)
Interrupt The Throttle
and press the
Listen For 5 Clank
To “Lock-In”
And 0 Clink Sounds
The Bell Button Setting
whistle button. The
bell should begin
chiming. To turn
the bell off, press the whistle button again. If you want to keep the bell
on while running the engine, simply interrupt the power with the
transformer throttle or the transformer directional switch and enter
forward or reverse.
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Proto-Sound® can be programmed for squeaking brake operation in
three different manners; (1)Squeaking brakes can be activated by bell
button control, (2)they can be programmed for continuous operation
subject to throttle changes or (3)they can be programmed to be turned
off. The default setting is (1) Squeaking brakes are activated by bell
button control as
described on page
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
8. To change the
Up & Down From
Until You Hear The
,
lank
High Voltage To Low
Appropriate # Of Dings
nk, C .
default setting,
la
C
nk, lank, Etc
la
C
45 Times
k, C
Clan
R K
enter RESET and go
to Feature 45. (See
the section Using
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 9 Clank
To “Lock-In”
RESET To Program
And 0 Clink Sounds
The Brake Setting
Proto-Sound® on
page 24). Once in
Feature 45, press the whistle button and wait for the module to sound a
bell ding(s). Continue pressing the whistle button until the module
plays back two dings for option 2 - Squeaking brakes on all the time,
subject to throttle movements. Press the whistle button again until the
module plays back three dings for option 3 -Squeaking brakes off.
Once you have decided on the desired setting, simply turn the throttle
off and then on again to “Lock-In” the new setting. To reset the
computer to its original factory default setting (option 1 - squeaking
brakes activated by bell button controller, repeat the above procedure
but keep pushing the whistle button until the module only responds
with one bell ding.
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Programming For Horn In Neutral Operation
If you are operating your engine with a separate bell button and want
to blow your horn when your engine is in neutral, you will need to
program Proto-Sound® to do so as the factory setting only allows the
horn to blow in
forward or reverse.
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
To do this, enter
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
,
lank
C
,
k
High Voltage To Low
2 Bell Dings
n
Etc.
k, Cla
RESET and go to
Clan , Clank,
25 Times
k
Clan
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Feature 25. (See the
section Using RESET
To Program ProtoInterrupt The Throttle
Listen For 5 Clank
To “Lock-In”
And 0 Clink Sounds
Sounds® on page
The Whistle Setting
24.) Once in
Feature 25, press the
transformer whistle button and wait for Proto-Sound® to sound a bell
ding(s). Continue pressing the whistle button until Proto-Sound®
sounds two bell dings (signifying that Proto-Sound® has been
programmed to sound the horn in neutral). Turn the throttle off and
then on again to “Lock-In" your selection. Now, whenever you are in
neutral, you can blow the horn with the transformer whistle button. To
reset Proto-Sound® to its original factory setting of no horn in neutral,
repeat the above procedure but keep pressing the whistle button in
Feature 25 until Proto-Sound® only dings once instead of twice.
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button and the horn will not sound in neutral if the transformer throttle setting is over 11
volts. At 11 volts or higher, Proto-Sound® may arm the coil coupler for operation
whenever the whistle button is pressed and the engine is in neutral.
Programming For ProtoCoupler® Operation
Proto-Sound® comes with a RESET feature that allows the operator to
remotely turn off the ProtoCoupler® functions. This is especially useful
when double or triple-heading Proto-Sound® equipped engines since
every engine equipped with a ProtoCoupler® will fire when prompted
to by the operator.
In RESET Mode
By turning off the
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
ProtoCoupler®
k
High Voltage To Low
2 Bell Dings
n
la
k, C
Clan
10 Times
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operation on certain
engines, you can fire
the couplers open
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 2 Clank
To “Lock-In”
on the other engines
And 0 Clink Sounds
The Coupler Setting
without uncoupling
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Note: When “Whistle In Neutral" is set, the bell will only operate with a separate bell
the engines from each other. To turn the ProtoCoupler® function off,
enter RESET and go to Feature 10. (See the section on Using RESET To
Program Proto-Sound® on page 24.) Once in Feature 10, press the
transformer whistle button and wait for Proto-Sound® to sound a bell
ding(s). Continue pressing the whistle button until Proto-Sound®
sounds two bell dings (signifying that the ProtoCoupler® option has
been turned off). Simply turn the transformer throttle off and then on
again to lock in the new setting.
Turning Off Cab Chatter Sounds
“Cab Chatter" sounds occur in the neutral position every 2 to 30
seconds. There are four “Chatter" messages which play at random
times. This helps to eliminate repetitive and boring messages. While
the sounds are selected to play randomly by the unit’s computer, there
is no guarantee that
you won’t hear the
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
same message
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
,
lank
High Voltage To Low
2 Bell Dings
nk, C .
la
C
tc
repeated twice or
E
k,
Clan , Clank,
23 Times
k
Clan
R K
more times. If you
don’t want to hear
the Cab Chatter
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 4 Clank
To “Lock-In”
sounds, they can be
And 3 Clink Sounds
The Volume Setting
turned off through
Feature 23. To turn
off the Cab Chatter sounds, enter RESET and go to Feature 23. (See the
section Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound® on Page 24.) Once in
Feature 23, press the transformer whistle button and wait for
ProtoSounds to sound a bell ding(s). Continue pressing the whistle
button until Proto-Sound® sounds two bell dings (signifying that the
module has been programmed to turn the Cab Chatter off). Simply
turn the transformer throttle off and then on again to lock in your
selection. To turn the Cab Chatter sounds back on again, repeat the
above process, but keep pressing the transformer whistle button in
Feature 23 until Proto-Sound® only sounds one bell ding.
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Programming For Squeaking Brakes And PFA Operation
Proto-Sound® is equipped with a RESET setting to turn off the
Passenger Station Proto-Effects (PFA) features. This is especially useful if
you are double-heading engines that are both equipped with PFA. You
may not want to stop at a station and have both engines playing their
PFA sound effects. To turn off PFA, enter RESET and go to Feature 28.
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(See the section on Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound® on page
24). Once in Feature 28, press the transformer whistle button and wait
for Proto-Sound® to sound a bell ding(s). Continue pressing the whistle
button on and off
until Proto-Sound®
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
sounds two bell
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
dings (signifying that High Voltage To Low nk, Clank, Etc.
2 Bell Dings
Cla
28 Times
R K
the PFA features
have been turned
off). Simply turn the
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 5 Clank
To “Lock-In”
transformer throttle
And 3 Clink Sounds
The FYS Setting
OFF and then ON
again to lock in the
new setting. To reset Proto-Sound® to its original factory setting of
Squeaking Brakes and PFA on, repeat the above procedure but keep
pressing the whistle button in Feature 28 until Proto-Sound® only dings
once instead of twice.
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B y M T H E lectr ic T r ains
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H OR N
W HIS T L E
OF F
D I R E CT I ON
OF F
BELL
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FU E R
P OW
D I R E CT I ON
H OR N
W HIS T L E
OF F
D I R E CT I ON
LL
FU E R
P OW
Activating Remote Lock-Out Control
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OF F
OF F
D I R E CT I ON
BELL
LL
FU E R
P OW
D I R E CT I ON
H OR N
W HIS T L E
OF F
D I R E CT I ON
LL
FU E R
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Proto-Sound® equipped engines feature a RESET setting that allows the
operator to remotely “lock” the engine into forward, neutral or reverse.
This is especially useful on layouts that feature “blocked” track sections.
The lockout feature comes from the factory in the OFF position,
meaning it is not
active when you first
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
take the engine out
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
tc.
High Voltage To Low
2 Bell Dings
nk, E
la
C
,
k
of the box. This is
Clan
40 Times
R K
done to prevent
novice operators
from accidentally
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 8 Clank
To “Lock-In”
And 0 Clink Sounds
locking their engine
The Lock-Out Setting
into forward, neutral
or reverse and then
mistakenly thinking that the engine’s electronics have failed. To activate
the Remote Lockout Control setting, go to RESET Feature 40 (See the
section entitled Using RESET To Program Proto-Sound® on page 24).
Once in Feature 40, press the transformer whistle button and wait for
Proto-Sound® to sound a bell ding. Continue pressing the whistle
button until Proto-Sound® sounds two bell dings signifying that the
Remote Lockout Control has been selected. To lock in the setting,
simply turn the throttle all the way off and then back on again. To turn
the Remote Lockout Control setting back off, go back to Feature 40
and press the whistle button until only one bell ding sounds. To lock in
the setting, simply turn the transformer throttle off and then back on
again. Alternatively, you can go to RESET Feature 18 to reset all ProtoSound® features back to their original factory defaults including
Remote Lockout Control.
Resetting All Proto-Sound® Options To Factory Defaults
Proto-Sound® is equipped with a RESET feature (Feature 18) that resets
all programmable options back to their original factory settings. This is
a useful feature if
you find your
In RESET Mode
Move The Throttle
Push The Whistle Button
engine not
Up & Down From
Until You Hear
.
, Etc
k
High
Voltage
To
Low
A Warbled Bell Ding
n
operating the way
k, Cla
Clan
18 Times
R K
you think it should
and don’t want to
take the time to
Interrupt The Throttle
Listen For 3 Clank
To “Lock-In”
check each RESET
And 3 Clink Sounds
The RESET Setting
feature one at a
time. To reset all
the RESET features back to their original factory settings, enter RESET
and go to Feature 18. (See the section entitled Using RESET To
Program Proto-Sounds® on page 24). Once in Feature 18, press the
transformer whistle button and wait for Proto-Sound® to sound a
garbled bell sound.
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OF F
D I R E CT I ON
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Train Set Maintenance Instructions
Proper locomotive performance requires regular attention to
lubrication. The following guidelines should be followed to ensure that
your set's locomotives and cars last for many years.
Oil
Before operating the locomotive, apply a small drop of oil to lubricate
the gears and pick up rollers. Use light household oil and apply
sparingly only to the points indicated by “L” in figure [8]. Wipe away
any excess, especially if oil spills onto the finish of the locomotive. To
! Turn the engine over
! Remove screws from
both ends of car
chassis.
Figure XX: Removing the Genesis locomotive shell from the chassis.
Figure XX: Lifting the body away from the chassis.
prevent accidental
scratches or other damage
to the locomotive shell
while you are working,
you may want to place the
locomotive in a repair
cradle or an old towel or
other cloth folded to
provide a firm but soft
resting place.
Check the locomotive
oiling points periodically
to be sure they are
moving freely and quietly.
If they are not, apply small
amount of oil again. Also
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! Pull car body from
chassis to reveal light
assembly at front of
chassis.
check locomotive wheels for dirt build up that can cause performance
problems. Such dirt build up can interfere with electrical contacts,
reduce traction (especially on elevated track sections), and cause
neprene traction tires to wear out prematurely.
Grease
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Your locomotive’s internal
gearing has been greased at the
factory an should not need
additional grease until you have
run the locomotive for over 50
hours or owned it for a year,
whichever comes first.
Grease
Add grease by inserting it into
the gear box inside the
locomotive chassis. To reach
the gear box, remove the cab
from the chassis by unscrewing
Figure XX: Grease Lubrication Points
the four chassis screws as
indicated in figure [10] on page
[28]. Once you have removed the cab, remove the truck mounting
screws holding the truck to the motor. After removing this motor
mount screw, lift the motor away from the truck and use a grease tube
dispenser to coat the bronze drive gear inside the truck and the motor
worm gear on the motor. Reinsert the motor down into the truck and
reinstall the motor mount screws. Then fit the cab back in place and
reinsert the four chassis screws.
Locomotive Lamp Replacement
Your locomotive and
Superliner cars may
occasionally burn out their
headlights and/or interior
lights. Should this occur, you
will need to remove the body
from the chassis in order to
replace the burned out bulb.
! Rotate bulb 1/4 turn
counter-clockwise to
release from housing
Figure XX: Removing the locomotive headlight bulb.
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To remove the Genesis cab from its chassis, follow the body removal
instructions on the previous pages. Once the body has been removed,
push the headlight bulb downward and rotate it counter-clockwise as
seen in Figure to remove the burned out bulb.
Passenger Car Lamp Replacement
To remove a Superliner car body from its chassis, turn the car over and
locate and remove the four mounting screws (one in each corner of the
car as seen in Figure ) attaching the body to the chassis. Once the
screws are removed, gently lift the car body up and away from the
chassis (see Figure ).
! Turn car over
! Remove screws from
both ends of car
chassis.
Figure XX: Removing the Superliner car body from its chassis.
Figure XX: Lifting the
from its chassis.
! Gently slide car body
off and remove from
car chassis.
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Superliner Car away
After removing the body from the chassis, turn the body over and
locate the car interior lamp housing mounted on the inside of the car
! Remove screws
holding lighting
assembly in place to
gain access to the
bulb.
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Pull bulb from housing
to remove.
Figure XX: Locating and removing the Superliner Car interior bulbs.
body roof. Remove this
housing by unscrewing the six
mounting screws as seen in
Figure . Once the lamp
housing has been removed,
locate the burned out interior
bulb and gently pull the bulb
away from its housing (see
Figure ). To replace the bulb,
simply plug the replacement
bulb into the empty lamp
housing (see Figure ) and
reassemble the lamp housing to
the car roof.
To replace bulb, simply
fit a new bulb in the area
left by the old one.
Reassemble lighting
assembly and car body.
Figure XX: Inserting the replacement Superliner Car
interior bulb.
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Locomotive Traction Tire Replacement
Your locomotive is equipped with four neoprene rubber traction tires
(two on each power truck). While these tires are extremely durable
and long-lasting there may arise a time where they will need to be
replaced. Should this occur, you
will need to remove the trucks
from the chassis in order to slip
the new tire over the grooved
drive wheel. Follow the
lubrication instructions on the
previous pages for removing the
trucks from the chassis. Once
the trucks have been removed,
you will need to remove the
Figure XX: Removing locomotive trucksides for
trucksides in order to gain free
traction tire replacement.
access to the wheels and the
rubber traction tire grooves.
See Figure () to remove the trucksides.
Replacement tires are available directly from MTH Electric Trains.
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Before the new tire can be installed, you must make sure the old tire
has been completely removed from the groove in the drive wheel. Use
a razor blade or small flatblade screwdriver pry away any remains left
from the old tire that may still be in the drive wheel groove. Once the
old tire has been completely removed, slip the new tire onto the wheel.
You may find it useful to use two small flatblade screwdrivers to assist
you in stretching the tire over the wheel. Be careful to avoid twisting
the tire when stretching it over the wheel. If a twist occurs, the tire will
have to be removed and reinstalled or a noticeable wobble in your
engine will occur when operating the locomotive. In addition, it is
important to make sure that the tire is fully seated inside the groove.
Any portion of the tire extending out of the groove can cause the
engine to wobble. A razor blade can be used to trim away any excess
tire that doesn’t’t seat itself inside the groove properly.
RiteTrax® Layout Plans
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The following track plans are just some of the many different track plans
you can utilize when designing your model railroad. Each track plan
contains a table indicating which track components and how many you
will need to purchase. Some track plans may require additional
transformer power to accommodate the current draws of the various
accessories featured in the layout, including switches and lights.
Track List:
(6)
10“ Straight
(10)
O-31 Curved
(4)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(2)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(4)
5.5“ Straight
(10)
4.25“ Straight
(4)
3.5“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1017)
(40-1018)
Track List:
(22)
10“ Straight
(21)
O-31 Curved
(2)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(1)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(1)
90 Degree Crossing
(2)
5.0“ Straight
(1)
4.25“ Straight
(2)
3.5“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1006)
(40-1016)
(40-1017)
(40-1018)
Approximate Layout Size:
102“ x 32” (2.6m x 0.8m)
Approximate Layout Size:
96“ x 60” (2.4m x 1.5m)
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Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1016)
(40-1017)
(40-1018)
Track List:
(10)
10“ Straight
(12)
O-31 Curved
(2)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(2)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(2)
5.5“ Straight
(2)
5.0“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1016)
Track List:
(3)
10“ Straight
(12)
O-31 Curved
(2)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(2)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(3)
5.5“ Straight
(2)
5.0“ Straight
(5)
3.5“ Straight
(2)
O-31 Half-Curved
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1016)
(40-1018)
(40-1022)
Approximate Layout Size:
84“ x 42” (2.1m x 1.1m)
Approximate Layout Size:
92“ x 42” (2.3m x 1.1m)
Approximate Layout Size:
96“ x 48” (2.4m x 1.2m)
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Track List:
(10)
10“ Straight
(8)
O-31 Curved
(3)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(1)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(3)
5.5“ Straight
(1)
5.0“ Straight
(2)
4.25“ Straight
(4)
3.5“ Straight
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Track List:
(8)
10“ Straight
(8)
O-31 Curved
(2)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(2)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(1)
90 Degree Crossing
(4)
5.5“ Straight
(2)
5.0“ Straight
(2)
4.25“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1006)
(40-1012)
(40-1016)
(40-1017)
Track List:
(9)
10“ Straight
(13)
O-31 Curved
(2)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(1)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(2)
5.5“ Straight
(4)
5.0“ Straight
(2)
4.25“ Straight
(10)
O-31 Half Curved
(10)
3.5“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1016)
(40-1017)
(40-1022)
(40-1018)
Track List:
(22)
10“ Straight
(10)
O-31 Curved
(3)
O-31 Right Hand Switch
(1)
O-31 Left Hand Switch
(2)
5.5“ Straight
(2)
3.5“ Straight
Item #
(40-1001)
(40-1002)
(40-1004)
(40-1005)
(40-1012)
(40-1018)
Approximate Layout Size:
92“ x 36” (2.3m x 0.9m)
Approximate Layout Size:
90“ x 48” (2.3m x 1.2m)
Approximate Layout Size:
96“ x 48” (2.4m x 1.2m)
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TRANSFORMER COMPATIBILITY AND
WIRING CHART
ProtoSounds® is designed to work with any standard AC transformer
that uses a “Pure Sine-Wave" format. The chart below lists the many
Lionel® compatible transformers, such as the Lionel KW or ZW models.
In addition, the chart details how the terminals on these compatible
transformers should be attached to your layout. The Trainmaster
system from Lionel® will not function correctly with ProtoSounds®
without disrupting the sound effects. Therefore, whenever
ProtoSounds® senses that the Trainmaster system is being used, it
automatically disables ProtoSounds® sound effects. The operator
retains control over the engine, but no sound effects will play.
Transformer
Model
Lionel 1032
Center Rail
Outside Rail
U
A
Min/Max.
Power
Voltage
Rating
Transformer
Type
5-16v*
90-Watt
Standard**
Lionel 1032M
U
A
5-16v*
90-Watt
Standard**
Lionel 1033
U
A
5-16v*
90-Watt
Standard**
Standard**
U
A
5-16v*
90-Watt
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^^
A
U
0-18v
135V.A.
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**
0-15v*
40V.A.
Electronic
5-16v*
50V.A.
Electronic
Standard**
Cab1/Powermast er
MRC Tech II
Lionel MW
nd
From Left
Left Terminal
2
Outside Track
Inside Track
Terminal
Terminal
R.O.W.
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-24v
384-Watt
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**
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-18v
135-Watt
Electronic
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
400-Watt
Electronic
Lionel
Trainmaster
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Lionel 1043
Lionel 1043M
TROUBLE SHOOTING PROTOSOUND®
PROBLEMS
Although ProtoSound® has been designed and engineered for ease of
use, some questions may arise during initial operation. The following
table should answer most questions. If you find that your problem can’t
be resolved with this manual, contact MTH ProtoSound Electronics
(7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, 410-381-2580)
for additional assistance.
HORN PROBLEMS
REMEDY
Your battery may be undercharged or dead. Try
The horn seems distorted at low voltages.
recharging the battery as explained in the battery
sections.
You are trying to operate the horn in neutral. The horn
When I press the whistle button, the bell comes on
instead.
will only operate in Forward or Reverse unless you
program ProtoSounds through Feature 25. See the
instructions in the section entitled “Using RESET to
Program ProtoSounds”.
You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly.
Most older AC transformers contain a two--step whistle
button that releases a DC signal onto the track. It is
I can’t get the horn to blow when I press the whistle
button.
this DC signal that tells the horn to blow. However,
because the signal is weaker when the whistle button
is depressed fully, the ProtoSound circuit may not
recognize the signal. Try pressing the whistle button
slower, taking approximately 1 second to fully depress
the button.
BELL PROBLEMS
REMEDY
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You are trying to ring the bell in Forward or Reverse.
When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, the
The bell only operates in Neutral unless you have
horn sounds.
programmed ProtoSounds to recognize a separate bell
button.
When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, I
arm the coupler.
Reduce the voltage on the transformer before pressing
the whistle button to activate the bell. The bell will only
come on at 8 volts or less.
You are trying to ring the bell in RESET instead of
When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, the
neutral. Interrupt the power twice to enter Neutral, set
bell only rings once.
the voltage at 8 volts or less and press the whistle
button to activate the bell.
I can’t get the bell to ring when I press the whistle
You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly.
button.
See the 3rd remedy in the horn section above.
ProtoSounds must be programmed in order for a
separate bell button to function. Enter RESET function
The bell won’t work with a separate bell button.
number 20 (see the section entitled “Using RESET to
Program ProtoSounds”) and press the whistle button
until the bell sounds two dings. Simply turn the throttle
off and then on again to lock in the new setting.
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COUPLER PROBLEMS
REMEDY
The power required to fire the coupler open when the
engine is on the “Fly” may be greater than the
ProtoSound system is capable of providing. As a
The ProtoCoupler won’t let the engine uncouple on
the “Fly”.
result, you may experience times when the coupler
won’t fire open. Unfortunately, the only solution is to
stop the engine and fire the coupler in Neutral. If that
doesn’t resolve the problem, try lubricating the
coupler knuckle and rivet as explained in the
ProtoCoupler Operation section.
You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly.
See the third remedy in the horn section above.
I can’t get the coupler to arm or fire open when I
Another possibility is that ProtoSounds has been
press the whistle button.
programmed to turn the coupler function off. See the
section entitled “Using RESET to Program
ProtoSounds”
Only one coupler will function when I press the
whistle button.
Only one coupler can operate at any one time. Use
the coupler selection switch on the bottom of the
chassis to choose which coupler you want active.
DIESEL START/CAB CHATTER
REMEDY
Occassionally the diesel engine start up sounds may
Sometimes the diesel start sounds don’t occur when I
not occur when power is turned back on within 5
first turn power on.
seconds of being shut off. Wait 10 -- 15 seconds
before repowering.
The Cab Chatter sounds only play in neutral and
Sometimes the Cab Chatter sounds don’t play.
ProtoSounds may be programmed to turn thesounds
off. See the section entitled “Using RESET to
Program ProtoSounds”
LOCKOUT PROBLEMS
REMEDY
I can’t get the engine to run after I power up the
The engine is locked out into the Neutral position.
transformer. It sits still with the diesel compressor
Follow the unlocking proceedures in the Lockout
sounds running.
Section.
You are waiting too long to turn the throttle back on
The engine won’t lock out into Forward, Neutral or
after the short horn blast sounds. The power must be
turned back on immediately after the short horn blast
sounds or the engine will go back into RESET. See
the lockout proceedure in the Lockout Section.
VOLUME PROBLEMS
REMEDY
The diesel volume has been programmed at a
When I try to run the engine, the diesel volume is
OFF or very low.
reduced volume or to be silent. Go to RESET
Feature 6 and adjust the volume. See the section
entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds” for
more information.
When I try to set the diesel volume, it resets itself to
the original volume after I selected the new volume.
You are trying to set the volume with a poorly charged
or dead backup battery. See the section on Battery
Backup for more information.
When the diesel volume is set to O, you will hear the
Cab Chatter sounds because setting the diesel
volume only controls the sound of the diesel engine
When I try to set the Diesel Volume to O Volume, I
still hear the cab chatter sounds.
itself. All other sounds, including Cab Chatter, the
horn and bell will continue to play at the volume level
set by the manual volume control knob located on the
bottom of the chassis. See the section entitled
“ProtoSound Volume Adjustment” for more
information.
The overall ProtoSound volume has been set to high
The sounds seem distorted, especially when the
creating the distorted sounds. Try turning the volume
whistle or bell is activated.
control knob located on the bottom of the chassis
counter clockwise to reduce the overall volume level.
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Reverse even after the short horn blast sounds.
BATTERY PROBLEMS
REMEDY
I get no sounds when the engine shifts between the
The battery may be dead or needs charging. See the
direction states.
Battery Backup section for more information.
After I turn off my transformer, my engine continues to
ProtoSounds continues to sound for approximately 10
make sounds before quitting with a ding of its bell.
seconds after power to the track has been shut off.
The battery is insufficiently charged or dead. Follow
The sounds distort at low voltages.
the recharging instructions found in the section entitled
“Self Recharging Battery Backup System”.
A repeating horn blast occurs after the power has
been shut down.
RESET PROBLEMS
The battery is insufficiently charged or dead. Follow
the recharging instructions found in the section entitled
“Self Recharging Battery Backup System”.
REMEDY
This is normal behavior. When power to the track is
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.
first turned on, ProtoSounds enters a “RESET” phase
at which time the engine undergoes a system check.
Power must be interrupted to get the engine into the
Forward Phase. See the section entitled “DCRU
Reverse Unit Operation” for more information.
Whenever ProtoSounds enters RESET after power
has been off for more than 15 seconds, the
microprocessor initiates a system check to determine
that everything is in working order. This system check
requires 2.2 seconds to complete during which time
Whenever I interrupt the power from RESET to enter
the engine will play the diesel startup sounds. We
Forward, the engine goes back into RESET instead of
recommend that you don’t interrupt the power in
Forward. I know this occurs because the bell dings
RESET until the diesel startup sounds have
twice.
completed. This will guarantee that the system check
will have been completed since the startup sounds
take longer than 2.2 seconds to play. If the problem
persists, we recommend that you operate the throttle
with a slower movement as you interrupt the power in
RESET and enter the Forwaard Phase
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BRAKE SOUND PROBLEMS
REMEDY
The brake features has not been activated. See the
section on activating the brake feature for more
When the transformer is throttled down, the sounds
won’t play.
information.The throttle voltage setting on the
transformer is either not starting high enough or
ending low enough to trigger the brakes sounds. Try
increasing the throttle setting to 14 volts or higher
before throttling down to 8 volts or less.
The brake feature sound record lasts for three
The brake sounds continue to play even after the
seconds. With practice you can control how quickly
engine stops.
you should stop the engine to keep it in sequence with
the sound of the brake’s squeaking.
The brake feature will only remain enabled if it is
triggered in the first direction state you enter after
The brake feature was activated in neutral after the
engine was running in forward, but the brake sounds
would not play when triggered after the engine went
back into forward or reverse.
activating the feature in neutral. You cannot interrupt
the power twice to enter another direction state and
still have the brake feature active. Therefore, in order
to make the brake sound feature operate in forward,
you must first activate the feature in the neutral
position that occurs after the engine was in the reverse
state.
After you trigger the brake sounds, you cannot stop
After triggering the brake sound and stopping the
engine in neutral, the engine begins making passenger
station sound effects.
the engine in neutral and leave the track power on
without activating the passenger station sounds. If you
don’t want to hear the passenger station sounds after
entering neutral, turn the power off for three seconds
to disable the passenger station sound effects.
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PFA PROBLEMS
REMEDY
The power was not turned back on once the engine
The PFA feature does not begin even after stopping
the engine and hearing the brake sounds.
enter the neutral state thus disabling PFA.The
transformer throttle was interrupted too quickly in
neutral thus disabling PFA. Leave the throttle on in
neutral until after the PFA arrival message plays.
ProtoSounds has a built--in random number generator
that randomly selects each sound clip to play.
The PFA sound effects occassionally repeat
themselves.
Because there are only a total of 8 sound clips
available in each PFA event, it is probable that a
sound can occassionally be repeated one or more
times.
So that the passenger station sound effects and
operation is as realistic as possible, ProtoSounds
Once in PFA, the engine never goes in reverse.
disables the reverse unit state whenever PFA is
enabled. This way the engine never goes into reverse
as the operator cycles through the various PFA
events.
When the engine enters PFA event 5, the bell
automatically comes on.
PFA has a built--in command to turn on the bell when
the system enters Event 5. After approximately 15
rings of the bell, it automatically will turn off.
Because PFA must control various effects in each PFA
Whenever PFA is enabled, pressing the whistle and
event, the bell and whistle functions are disabled until
bell buttons has no affect.
either the PFA events have been completed, or the
engine is shut down for 3 or more seconds.
I can’t get PFA to begin when the engine is stopped in
the neutral position.
It is possible that PFA was never enabled or has been
disabled. Try reactivating the feature by holding down
the bell button for three or more seconds.
PROTOSOUND RESET FEATURE CHART
RESET #
OPERATION
DEFAULT
CLANKS/CLINKS
6
Engine Volume
Full Volume
1 Clank/5 Clinks
10
Coupler ON/OFF
Coupler ON
2 Clanks/0 Clinks
18
Reset Default Settings
20
Remote Bell Button
Bell Button Active
4 Clanks/0 Clinks
3 Clanks/3 Clinks
23
Cab Chatter
Cab Chatter ON
4 Clanks/3 Clinks
25
Whistle In Neutral
Whistle In Neutral OFF
5 Clanks/0 Clinks
27
Chuff Rate
Full Chuff Range
5 Clanks/2 Clinks
28
Brake/PFA Enabled
Brake/PFA ON
5 Clanks/3 Clinks
40
Lockout Enabled
Lockout OFF
8 Clanks/0 Clinks
45
Squeaking Brakes
Brakes Always ON
9 Clanks/0 Clinks
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The following chart lists the available features found in your
ProtoSound equipped locomotive. The default settings for each feature
as well as the operation sequence of the feature are listed in separate
columns. You can reset all features to their original factory settings by
accessing Feature 18 in RESET and press and hold the transformer
whistle button until you hear a soft, warbled bell sound.
Exploded Parts View
The chart and diagram on the next several pages should be referenced
when requesting replacement parts for your RailKing locomotive and
cars. Parts can be ordered directly from MTH Electric Trains, 7020
Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046-1532
RailKing Genesis
E n g i n e Pa r t s
E n g i n e Pa r t s
Name and Number
Name and Number
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
5.)
6.)
7.)
8.)
9.)
10.)
11.)
12.)
13.)
14.)
15.)
16.)
17.)
18.)
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with Proto Sound or Horn Only
19.)
20.)
21.)
22.)
23.)
24.)
25.)
26.)
27.)
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31.)
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33.)
34.)
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36.)
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38.)
39.)
40.)
41.)
42.)
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44.)
45.)
46.)
47.)
Part #
Shell (Amtrak, #805)
FC-2200014
Horns
FC-2200015
Marker lenses (Red)
FA-2200001
Marker lenses (Clear)
FA-2200002
Headlight lens
FA-2230010
window
FA-2230011
Screw
IA-0000025
(M3 x 16.0mm)(Washer head, self drilling)
Screw
IA-0000021
(4-40 x 4.0mm)(Round head)
Screw
IA-0000024
(M3 x 18.0mm)(Flat head, self drilling)
Wire Shield (R)
FI-0000003
Wire Shield (L)
FI-0000004
Rubber Band
BI-4500004
Motor
BE-0000019
(RS-3655H, 7.9 x 17.0mm worm gear)
Speaker
BF-4500008
Speaker Bracket
IH-0000017
Screw
IA-0000023
(M2.5 x 4.0mm)(Round head)
Speaker cone
BF-0000001
(49.0 x 22.0mm)
Speaker bracket
IH-0000018
(52.5 x 51.0mm)
Chassis
DH-2200008
Motor mount
BI-0000005
Board (bottom)
AD-4500001
Sound chip
Board (top)
AE-4500001
Heat sink
AI-0000004
(3.0 x 20.0 x 18.0mm)
Battery
BG-4000001
Volume pot
BI-4500008
Bracket (volume pot, board)
IH-0000016
Bulb (18v, bayonet)
CG-000002
Screw
IA-0000022
(M2.5 x 3.0mm)(Round head)
Socket (Bulb)
CH-0000005
Switch
BB-0000006
Battery leads
BC-4000009
Screw
IA-0000021
(4-40 x 4.0mm)
Screw
IA-0000001
(M2.5 x 6.0mm)(Round head w/ lock washer)
Screw
IA-0000020
(M3 x 12.0mm)(Round head w/ lock washer)
Screw
IA-0000019
(4-40 x 30.0mm)(Round head w/ 7.0mm undersized shank)
Screw
IA-0000006
(4-40 x 6.0)
Insulator washer
ID-0000025
Insulator (clear)
ID-0000024
Nut
IC-0000007
Screw
IA-0000010
(M3 x 4.0mm)(Round head)
Screw
IA-0000018
(M2 x 3.0mm)(Round head)
Fuel Tank (Silver)
FC-2200016
Screw
IA-0000017
(M3 x 8.0mm)(Flat head)
Pilot (Front)(Silver)
DG-2230002
T-bar
IG-0000001
Proto-coupler
DD-4000001
48.)
49.)
50.)
51.)
52.)
53.)
54.)
55.)
56.)
57.)
58.)
59.)
60.)
61.)
62.)
63.)
64.)
Part #
Spring
IE-0000007
Washer
ID-0000026
E-clip
IF-0000002
Truck side (R) (Silver)
DB-2210005
Truck side (L) (Silver)
DB-2220005
Truck block (2 axle)
DA-2050001
Screw
IA-0000016
(M3 x 6.0mm)(Round head)
Screw
IA-0000016
(M3 x 6.0mm)(Round head)
Pilot (Rear)(silver)
DG-2240001
Screw
IA-0000003
(4-40 x 6.0mm)(Round head)
Screw
IA-0000015
(4-40 x 6.0mm)(Round head)(Chrome)
Insulator (Pick-up)(Top)(Square) BD-0000014
Traction Tires
DE-2550027
Nut
IC-0000005
Insulator
BD-0000039
(Pick-up)(Bottom)(Flat w/ rectangular box)
Pick-up
BD-0000025
Screw
IA-0000015
(4-40 x 6.0mm)(Round head)(Chrome)
Parts for Engine with H or n Only
21.)
23.)
24.)
27.)
36.)
Board (Bottom)(DCRU)
AC-0000001
Board (Top)(Horn)
AF-4500004
Heatsink (3.0 x 20.0 x 5.0mm) AI-4500007
Bracket (U-Shaped)
IH-0000019
Screw
IA-0000026
(4-40 x 18.0mm)(Round head)
41.) Screw
IA-0000021
(4-40 x 4.0mm)(Round head)
65.) Coupler
DD-4000006
(Mechanical)(T-Bar)(51.5mm long)
66.) Armature (44.8mm long)
DD-4000007
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WARNING: When using electrical products, basic safety precautions
should be followed including the following:
Read this manual thoroughly before using this device.
This device is not recommended for children under ten years of age
without adult supervision.
MTH recommends parents examine the toy transformer periodically for
conditions that may result in the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons, such as damage to the primary or output cord, plug blades,
housing or other parts, and that, in an event such conditions exist, the
transformer should not be used until properly repaired.
This Z--500 Hobby Transformer Power Unit is intended to be used
indoors. Do not use if water is present. Serious or fatal injury may
result.
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Do not use this Z--500 Hobby Transformer Power Unit for other than its
intended purpose. This unit was designed to operate with Z--500
Control Unit.
This Z--500 Hobby Transformer Power Unit was designed to operate on
120 volt, 60 Hertz power. Do not connect to any other source of
power.
Do not operate the Z--500 Hobby Transformer Power Unit with
damaged cord, plug or case.
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not disassemble the unit. There
are no user serviceable parts inside. If damaged call MTH service for
instructions.
CAUTION: Do not operate your layout unattended. Obstructed
accessories or stalled trains may overheat resulting in damage to your
layout.
If the circuit breaker trips, unplug the power cord from power source
(electrical wall outlet), check your layout for any short circuits, reset the
circuit breaker, plug the power cord into the power source (electrical
wall outlet), and resume operation.
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SERVICE AND 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 MTH Electric Trains, 7020 Columbia Gateway
Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, 410-381-2580 (FAX No. 410-381-6122),
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.
3. Please make sure you have followed the instructions carefully before
returning any merchandise for service.
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
This item is warranted for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material
or workmanship.
We will repair or replace (at our option) the defective part without
charge for parts or labor, if the item is returned to the address below within one year of
the original date of purchase.
This warranty does not cover items that have been abused
or damaged by careless handling, traction tires or lamps.
Transportation costs incurred by
the customer are not covered under this warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Proto-Sound® is a trademark of MTH Electric Trains.
DCRU® is a registered copyright of
QS Industries, Inc.
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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, a copy of your sales receipt, a
Return Authorization number 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 MTH for your Return Authorization number.
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