Lionel O-27 Gauge 27” Path Remote-Control Switch

Lionel O-27 Gauge 27” Path Remote-Control Switch
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Lionel
O-27 Gauge 27” Path
Remote-Control Switch
Owner’s Manual
ongratulations on your purchase of the Lionel O-27 Gauge 27” Path Remote-Control
Switch! This non-derailing switch is operated by a remote control or a lever on the switch
motor.
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Table of Contents
Using your 27” Path Switch on your layout
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Installing the switches
3
Connecting the switch controller
4
Throwing the switch
4
Operating the switch in the TrainMaster Command Control environment
5
Modifying the O-27 gauge switch for use with a fixed voltage power supply
5
Connecting the switch to an Accessory Switch Controller (ASC)
6
Connecting the switch to an SC-2 Switch Accessory Controller
7
Passing through a switch in the wrong direction
7
Limited Warranty/Lionel Service
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PowerMaster®, Lionel ZW®, ZW®, PowerHouse®, TMCC®, Lionelville™, Lockon®, Wireless Tether™,
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Using your 27” Path Switch on your layout
ith the addition of track switches, you can vary the route taken by your trains. For
example, you can maneuver your train into a different loop or send it to a siding. See
Figure 1.
Keep in mind that most layouts use right- and left-hand switches together so that the trains
can get back to the mainline without backing up. Refer to the first two layouts shown in Figure 1.
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Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
Figure 1. Layout examples
Installing the switches
oin the track sections together by inserting the track pins into the openings at the end of the
switch rails. For good electrical contact, pins must be completely inserted so that the track
joints are tightly fitted together.
If you find that the switch insulator pins interfere with the pins in the regular track sections,
carefully remove the metal track pins with a pair of pliers. Leave the switch insulator
pins in place.
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Note! Do not remove the insulating pins.
The switch mechanism draws its power from the track, so no additional power connections
are necessary.
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Connecting the switch controller
he switch controller is connected to the switch by three wires. Connect the ribbed trace wire
to the thumbscrew terminal closest to the switch box. The middle wire should be connected
to the middle terminal, and the remaining wire is attached to the remaining terminal. Refer to
Figure 2.
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Note! Reverse the two wires farthest from the switch motor to reverse the operation of the
switch and the signal indicator.
Do not remove the
insulating pins from the
control rails. (The insulator
pins may be packed
separately.)
Control rails
Control rails
Controller
cable
Controller
cable
Switch
controller
Ribbed tracer
or lug wire
Figure 2. Controller connections
Throwing the switch
anually slide the switch lever at the base of the switch or use the controller lever to throw
the switch. The swivel rails, or “points”, will snap over and the direction indicator will
change.
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Note! Because the switch is powered through the track, be sure that track power is set to
8 to 14 volts (AC) before you throw the switch with the separate controller.
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Operating the switch in the TrainMaster Command Control environment
ou may choose to operate your switch in the TrainMaster Command Control environment
using an Accessory Switch Controller (available separately, 6-14182) or an SC-2 Switch and
Accessory Controller (available separately, 6-22980).
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Modifying O-27 gauge switches for use with a fixed voltage power
supply
-27 gauge switches receive their power from variable track voltage. In order to operate this
type of switch with a fixed voltage power source, you need to make the following
modifications.
First, take the top cover off of the switch by removing the screw from the top of the motor
housing. This will expose the double coils. Next, find the two wires that are located at the center
of the two coils. These wires are contained inside one piece of insulation. Gently pull on the
insulation to expose the wires. Now, clip the two wires about 1/2˝ from the coils. Using electrical
tape, wrap the wire ends that come up from the bottom of the switch. Use the heat from your
soldering iron to remove 1/4˝ of the varnish insulation from the remaining wires, then twist the
wires together. Using your soldering iron, put a small amount of solder on the ends of these
wires and solder a jumper wire to them. Wrap this connection with electrical tape to keep it
from coming in contact with the coil housing. The switch will operate best at 10-14 volts (AC).
Before you replace the switch cover, you may need to cut a notch (using a hobby knife) for
the wire to come through. You may also route the wire through the holes used to vent any heat
generated by the coils on top of the cover. Replace the cover on the switch, then attach the
jumper wire to a fixed voltage power source.
You will need to attach a ground wire from this separate power source to the outside rail of
your track, or you can attach this ground wire to the “U” post on the track power supply.
Connect the switch as discussed in the previous section.
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Note! The separate power supply must be in phase with the track power supply for proper
operation.
Control Rails
Control Rails
Ground
Clip Wires
Here
Coils and Plunger
Jumper Wire
(Connect to Fixed Voltage Power Source)
Figure 3. Wiring Lionel O-27 gauge switches
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Ground
Connecting the switch to an Accessory Switch Controller (ASC)
fter modifying your switch (refer to the previous section), you may connect the switch to
your Accessory Switch Controller (available separately, 6-14182). Connect the terminal
closest to the switch box to the COM terminal on the ASC. Connect the middle switch terminal to
a numbered O terminal on the ASC. Connect the remaining terminal to the corresponding
T terminal on the ASC. Refer to Figure 4.
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Tracer wire
Tracer wire
Switch control
lever (optional)
Switch control
lever (optional)
Figure 4. ASC connections
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Connecting the switch to an SC-2 Switch Accessory Controller
fter modifying your switch (refer to the previous section), you may connect the switch to
your SC-2 Switch Accessory Controller (available separately, 6-22980). Connect the
terminal closest to the switch box to the COM terminal on the SC-2. Connect the middle switch
terminal to a numbered OUT terminal on the SC-2. Connect the remaining terminal to the
corresponding THROUGH terminal on the SC-2. Refer to Figure 5.
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ACC1
ACC2
ACC3
ACC4
Figure 5. SC-2 connections
Passing through a switch in the wrong direction
our switch is equipped with a “non-derailing” feature. When a train enters the “closed”
branch of the switch, the wheels and axles complete an electrical circuit that causes the
control arm to swing open. This feature allows your trains to pass though without a problem.
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Note! Be sure to keep the insulating pins in the switch rails for this feature to function
properly.
Caution!
The “non-derailing” feature is activated as long as any part of the train is on the
switch. Allowing your train to remain on the switch for an extended period of
time will overheat and damage the switch.
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Limited Warranty/Lionel Service
his Lionel product, including all mechanical and electrical components, moving parts, motors and
structural components, except for light bulbs, is warranted to the original consumer-purchaser, for one
year against original defects in materials or workmanship when purchased through an authorized Lionel
merchant.
This warranty does NOT cover normal wear and tear, light bulbs, defects appearing in the course of
commercial use, or damage resulting from abuse or misuse of the product by the purchaser. Transfer of this
product by the original consumer-purchaser to another person voids this warranty. Modification of this product
voids this warranty.
Any warranted product which is defective in original materials or workmanship and is delivered by the
original consumer-purchaser to Lionel L.L.C. or an authorized Lionel L.L.C. Service Center, together with proof of
original purchase will, at the option of Lionel L.L.C., be repaired or replaced, without charge for parts or labor. In
the event the defective product cannot be repaired, and a replacement is not available, a refund of the original
purchase price will be granted. Any products on which warranty service is sought must be sent freight or postage
prepaid, as transportation and shipping charges are not covered by the warranty.
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In no event shall Lionel L.L.C. be liable for incidental or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Instructions for Obtaining Service
If service for this Lionel L.L.C. product is required, bring the item, along with your dated sales receipt and
completed warranty information to the nearest Authorized Lionel Service Center. Your nearest Lionel Service
Center can be found by calling 1-800-4-Lionel, or by accessing our Website at www.lionel.com.
If you prefer to send your product back to Lionel L.L.C. for repair in Michigan, you must first call
586-949-4100 or FAX 586-949-5429, or write to Customer Service, P.O. Box 748, New Baltimore, MI
48047-0748, stating what the item is, when it was purchased and what seems to be the problem. You will be sent
a return authorization letter and label to ensure your merchandise will be properly handled upon receipt.
Once you have received your return authorization and label, make sure that the item is packed to prevent
damage during shipping and handling. We suggest that you use the product’s original packaging. This
shipment must be prepaid and we recommend that it be insured.
Please make sure you have followed all of the above instructions carefully before returning any
merchandise for service. You may choose to have your product repaired by one of our Authorized Lionel Service
Centers after its warranty has expired. A reasonable service fee will be charged.
Warranty Information
Please complete the information below and keep it, along with your dated sales receipt. You must present
this and your dated sales receipt when requesting warranty service.
Name ________________________________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________
Place of Purchase ________________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ________________________________________________________________
Product Number ________________________________________________________________
Product Description ______________________________________________________________
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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