BlueLine Diesel Manual 7.6.08.indd

BlueLine Diesel Manual 7.6.08.indd
Operator’s Manual
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BlueLine Diesel Locomotives
RELEASE 2
Blueline engines provide realistic
sound with or without DCC remote
control.
DC Users See Page 2
DCC Users See Page 9
08/01/08
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Table of Contents:
DC Operation...............................................................................2
DCC Decoder Installation.........................................................9
DCC Operation......................................................................... 10
DCC Programming Quick Reference & Tips...................... 19
More information is available in the Blueline Technical
Reference Manual available at www.broadway-limited.
com.
Operation with a DC Power Pack
Your BlueLine diesel locomotive is ready-to-run. Simply
place the locomotive on a track powered by any DC power
pack with a variable output up to 16 volts DC. As you
increase the track voltage, the sound system will begin
functioning at around 7 volts DC. If you increase track
power slowly, you will hear the sound of a diesel locomotive
starting, then idling. As you slowly increase track voltage,
you will hear the brake release sounds followed by the
sound of a diesel engine increasing in speed as the
locomotive prepares to move. Once under way, you will
hear the engine increasing its RPM. There are a number
of sounds the locomotive will produce automatically to
simulate the sound of a full-size diesel locomotive.
If you do not use DCC, the DCMaster Analog Control
Module (BLI stk# 1011 or PCM stk# 1001), is required for
activation of the whistle, bell and some other sounds, and
to control the volume. The DCMaster is shown in figure 1,
connected between the power pack and the track.
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Figure 1.
Manually Activated Sounds
Horn Plays when the “horn” button on the
DCMaster is pressed. The BlueLine
horn is highly playable. A quick press
and release plays a short horn blast
while holding down and releasing
produces a long horn blast. Holding
the horn active for a long blast,
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releasing quickly and pressing again,
then releasing, plays an alternative
horn ending. This ending is unique
for each locomotive.
Bell
The bell turns on when the “bell”
button on the DCMaster is pressed.
It turns off when the “bell” button on
the DCMaster is pressed a second
time.
Air Compressor
Press the “AUX” button on the
DCMaster while the locomotive is
stopped.
Dynamic Brakes Press the “AUX” button on the
DCMaster while the locomotive is
moving.
Automatically Activated Sounds
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Startup
The sound of a diesel locomotive
starting is heard when the track
power is turned on.
Shutdown
The sound of a diesel locomotive
being turned off is heard when track
power is lowered to about 5 volts.
Brake Set
Plays automatically
locomotive stops.
when
the
Brake Release
Plays automatically when
locomotive starts to move.
the
Brake Squeal
Plays automatically when
locomotive is slowed quickly.
the
Diesel Rev Levels
The sound of a diesel locomotive
speeding up and slowing down is
heard when the model changes
speed.
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Randomly Activated Sounds
The following sounds will be heard when the locomotive
is running or sitting at idle. Various other random sounds
may play if appropriate for each locomotive.
Spit Valve
Air release
Compressor
Air filling
Volume/Mute
To mute the sounds, press the “Vol” button once. To turn
the sounds back on, press the “Vol” button once. Horn
and bell still work when the other sounds are muted.
Your BlueLine locomotive’s sound system has 8 volume
levels that can be set from the DCMaster. At startup, it is
at the loudest setting. To lower the volume, press the “Vol”
button on the DCMaster two times quickly (like doubleclicking a mouse button on your PC). The volume will
decrease one level each time you do this. When the lowest
level is reached the volume will start to increase with
subsequent double-clicks of the button until the highest
volume level is reached, at which point the locomotive
brake sound will play to signal maximum volume.
Tip: To make the locomotive always start at a lower
volume, set CV 133 to some number lower than 15. O is
off, 15 is max.
Tip: The volume of many sound features can be set
independent of the overall volume by setting CV’s 135
through 152 with the DC Master. See the next section.
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Setting Configuration Variables (CV’s) without
DCC
Your BlueLine locomotive’s sound system is highly
configurable even without DCC by using the DCMaster.
Most of the locomotive’s functions are controlled by
setting Configuration Variables (CV’s). To change a CV:
1. Place the locomotive on the track with track
power off. Hold down both the “Aux” and Vol”
buttons on the DCMaster while turning track
power on to maximum voltage. The locomotive
will not move. The display on the DCMaster will
read “E01.”
2. Press the bell(-) button or horn(+) button to scroll
past E15, then to the CV numbers which range
from 1-255 (There is no E in front of the CV
numbers.) Stop at the one you want to change
and press the “Vol” button.
3. Use the bell(-) button or horn(+) button to scroll
to the new value, then press “Vol” to accept.
The locomotive will make a ‘beep’ sound to
acknowledge.
4. Turn off track power to finish programming.
Tip: The locomotive you are setting should be the
only BlueLine locomotive on the track. Otherwise all
locomotives on the track will have their CV’s reset.
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Commonly used DC settings are shown below:
#
Name
Description
Setting CV8 to 8 resets everything to
CV8
Master Reset
factory settings.
Master
There are 16 volume levels. Setting
CV130 Volume Sound to 2 requires 8 double presses to get
Increment
from off to loudest.
Analog Sound A lower number causes the sounds
CV131
Unit Startup to start at a lower track voltage.
Analog
A lower number causes the
CV132 Sound Unit
locomotive shutdown sound to play
Shutdown
at a lower track voltage.
Sound Unit
CV133 Master
higher number is louder.
Volume
CV135 Horn Volume higher number is louder.
CV136 Bell Volume
higher number is louder.
CV137 Diesel Volume higher number is louder.
CV138 Horn2 Volume higher number is louder.
Coupler
higher number is louder.
CV140
Volume
CV141
CV142
CV143
CV144
CV145
CV146
CV147
CV148
CV150
CV151
CV152
CV180
CV184
Uncouple
Volume
Wheel Flange
Volume
Compressor
Volume
Manual Air
Release
Volume
Air Filling
Volume
Brake Set
Volume
Brake
Release
Volume
Spit Valve
Volume
Dynamic
Brake Volume
Brake Squeal
Volume
Fuel Fill
Volume
Bell Ring
Interval
Analog Brake
Control
CV188 Pitch Shift
Analog AUX
CV222 Select for
DCMaster
CV224
DC Easy
Consist
Enable
CV245 Alternate
Horn Ending
Enhanced DC
CV248 Motor Startup
Delay
Usual
values
Factory
Setting
8
8
1,2,4,8
2
0-255
56
0-255
48
0-15
15
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
100
100
100
100
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
higher number is louder.
0-255
100
0-255
varies
0-255
64
0-255
128
0-3
0
0-3
0
0,1
1
0-63
8
1-255
10
1-255
1
0-255
150
0-255
80
0-255
50
Increasing increases the time
between bell rings
Increase to play the brake sound
more frequently
Change to alter pitch of all sounds.
Makes 2 locomotives sound different
Selects which function is controlled
by the Aux button. 0=Comp/Blower
1=Coupler sound 2=Front/rear light
3=Mars or Ditch lights
Set consist position as front, middle
or rear locomotive. Rear locomotive
is facing rear. 0=single locomotive
1=front locomotive 2=middle eng.
3=rear locomotive
0=disable
1=enable
Delays the motor start up after
applying power. Used to match the
speed of other sound locomotives.
Higher value SHORTENS delay.
Simulates momentum by delaying
the response of the motor to track
voltage changes. Lower=Shorter.
Simulates momentum by delaying
the response of the sounds and
motor to track voltage changes.
Voltage at which 100% of track
power is sent to motor. (must be
greater than Vmin)
Track voltage at which motor will
start moving.
A Lower Value = Lower Start Voltage
Enhanced DC
CV249 Motor Control
Momentum
System
CV250 response
Momentum
Enhanced DC
CV251 Motor Control
Vmax
Enhanced DC
CV252 Motor Control
Vmin
Enhanced DC
Portion of track power applied to
CV253 Motor Control
motor at Vmin
Dmin
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Consists
BlueLine locomotives can be set to run in a DC consist with
each other by setting CV 224 to 1,2, or 3, which designates
the locomotive as front, middle or rear facing rear
locomotive, respectively. The rear loco facing backwards
since railroads commonly run the rear loco in reverse. This
automatically sets the lights, bell and horn to respond
appropriately. To break the consist, simply program zero
into CV224. (To make the rear facing loco forward facing,
Set CV224 to 3, then change CV223 to 1 to enable the
rear light.)
BLI’s BlueLine Locomotives are programmed from the
factory to start-up just like the prototype, utilizing a realistic
motor start-up delay that lets the diesel engine starting
sounds finish before the train moves. To eliminate this
delay and allow the locomotive to start moving instantly,
increase CV 248 to a value of 63 using the DC Master (See
Page 6 of this manual).
BlueLine locomotives start moving at a higher track
voltage than non-sound locomotives. This is done to allow
the sound system to start working before the locomotives
moves. To double-head with non sound locomotives,
unplug the top board (see Page 9 of the Operators Manual)
and install in its place the two jumpers included with the
locomotives as shown below. This connects the motor
directly to track power. You will notice the engine can now
move before there is enough track power to operate the
sound system. Setting CV 131 to a value of 0 starts the
sounds at the lowest possible setting.
Jumper
NMRA 8 pin socket
Figure 2
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DCC Decoder Installation
Broadway Limited BlueLine locomotives can be easily
equipped with the industry standard remote control
known as Digital Command Control or DCC. To convert
your BlueLine locomotive to DCC, simply remove the body.
(This usually requires removing the couplers, and pulling
gently at the sides of the plastic body shell.) Once the
body shell is removed, you will see a small circuit board
plugged into the top of the main sound circuit board.
Gently remove this top board and set it aside, exposing
the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) medium
plug.
Install Decoder. Your BlueLine locomotive’s sound board
is compatible with any NMRA compliant decoder. You
can use any decoder that has an NMRA medium plug and
will physically fit inside the locomotive. Included with the
locomotive is an extension plug which goes between the
decoder and the sound board to raise some decoders high
enough to fit properly. Some recommended decoders
are:
Brand
Digitrax
Model
DZ143PS
NCE
N14IP
Lenz
Train Control
Systems
Silver-MP
M1P-SH
ESU
LokPilot
Micro#52610
MRC
1650
Extension?
Note
Tiny decoder. Excellent
no
fit.
Tiny decoder. Excellent
yes
fit.
 Excellent Back EMF.
no
Must cut GREEN WIRE.
no
Fits well. Runs Well. 
Provides excellent back
EMF in DC and DCC.
no
Adjustable DC start
voltage.
*Must shorten plug
leads and use extension
yes*
to fit over light plug or
leave light plug in J1.
Simply plug the decoder into the NMRA medium plug,
with pin #1 (orange wire) oriented as shown and replace
the body. On some locomotives, the decoder will only fit
in one direction. If the locomotive runs backwards upon
installation of a DCC decoder, simply rotate the decoder
180 degrees and reinstall. If the decoder cannot be
rotated, reverse the direction by setting CV29 to 7 for
2-digit addresses or to 39 for 4-digit addresses. If the CV
is changed to reverse direction, you must unplug the 4
wire plug from the socket labeled “J1” and plug it into the
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socket labeled “J7” as shown below. This lets the motor
decoder control the lights and ensures they match the
engine direction.
Once the decoder is installed,
Figure 3.
DCC Operation
Once you have installed a DCC decoder, it will control the
motor. The sound board has its own internal decoder to
control the lights and the sound functions. The address
of both decoders must be the same. Your BlueLine
locomotive’s sound board comes preprogrammed as
Engine “3”, as do most motor decoders. 128 speed step
operation is recommended for best match of sounds to
operation.
DCC Programming
To change the engine ID, Ops Mode Programming on
the main line is highly recommended. First, make sure
you can run the locomotive as engine #3 and blow the
horn. Then, reprogram on the main track following the
procedure for your DCC system. See page 19. (Note: Lenz
systems do not allow changing address on the main line.
Use the program track.)
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Diesel Function Key Definition
Function Key
Description
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
Front Light/Rear Light
Diesel Bell
Diesel Horn
Uncouple/Couple
Compressor / Dynamic Brake
Ramp Diesel Engine Up
Ramp Diesel Engine Down
Ditch or MARS light On/Off
(if equipped)
Master Analog Volume/Mute
Startup Diesel Engine/
Shutdown Diesel Engine
Radiator Cooling Fan
Air Filling/Air Release
Brake Set/ Brake Release
Diesel Bell (F1)
Pressing F1 turns on the bell. Most controllers allow the
bell to stay on until the F1 is pressed a second time.
Diesel Horn (F2)
Pressing F2 activates the horn. The BlueLine horn is
highly playable. A quick press and release plays a short
horn blast while holding down and releasing produces a
long horn blast. Holding the horn active for a long blast,
releasing quickly and pressing again, then releasing, plays
an alternative horn ending. This ending is unique for each
locomotive.
Some DCC controllers have the ability to vary the sound of
the horn. This model is equipped with a variable “analog”
whistle function that will operate if your system is capable
of sending the signal.
Coupler (F3)
Pressing F3 when the locomotive is moving causes a
coupling sound effect to play. The effect simulates two
cars coupling. The uncoupling sound may be simulated by
pressing F3 when the locomotive is stopped. This action
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arms the uncoupling sound, making it ready to play. The
actual uncoupling sound effect plays when the engine gets
to speed step 3. (This can be adjusted to occur at any speed
by entering the speed step into CV187.
Compressor and Dynamic Brakes (F4)
Pressing F4 activates the compressor when the locomotive
is stopped. Pressing F4 again shuts the compressor off.
The dynamic brake is activated by pressing F4 when
the locomotive is moving. Pressing F4 again shuts the
dynamic sound brake off. (The sound heard is the sound
of the cooling grid fans that come on when the dynamic
brake is used.)
Diesel Engine Rev Up (F5)
The Diesel RPM is normally controlled automatically.
CV201, 202, and 203 set the throttle speed step at which
the sounds increase from one RPM level to the next.
At any speed greater than step 1, pressing F5 will cause
the engine RPM to increase one level per press. If the
RPM is increased to its maximum level, it will stay there
until the throttle is returned to zero. If the RPM is set to
any intermediate level, it will stay there until the speed is
increased to the speed step that would normally coincide
with that RPM level, at which time the engine will return
to automatic operation. This is used to simulate starting
a heavy load. The engineer will increase the engine RPM,
then start moving the locomotive.
Diesel Engine Rev Down (F6)
At any speed greater than step 1, pressing F6 will cause
the engine RPM to decrease one level per press. This can
be further customized using CV201, CV202 or CV203.
Mars Light (F7)
Pressing F7 will turn on the mars or ditch lights. Pressing
F7 again will turn off the mars or ditch lights.
Master Volume and Mute (F8)
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There are 8 volume levels that can be set from the DCC
handheld cab. At startup, it is at the loudest setting. To
lower the volume, press the F8 button two times quickly
(like double-clicking a mouse button on your PC). The
volume will decrease one level each time you do this.
When the lowest level is reached the volume will start
to increase with subsequent double-clicks of the button
until the highest volume level is reached, at which point
the locomotive brake sound will play to signal maximum
volume.
To mute the sounds, press the F8 button once. To turn the
sounds back on, press the F8 button once. Horn and bell
still work when the other sounds are muted.
Tip: To make the locomotive always start at a lower
volume, set CV 133 to some number lower than 15. O is
off, 15 is max.
Startup/Shutdown Diesel Engine (F9)
The sound system powers up with all sound effects
off. The startup sound effect is played by throttling up
or by pressing F9. If the locomotive is already playing
sound effects, pressing F9 initiates the shutdown diesel
locomotive sound effect.
Radiator Cooling Fan (F10)
Pressing F10 activates the radiator cooling fan. Once the
fan is active, pressing F10 turns the fan off. See Radiator
Cooling Fan.
Air Filling and Air Release (F11)
Pressing F11 while the locomotive is stopped activates the
air filling sound effect and while the locomotive is moving,
pressing F11 activates the air release sound effect.
Brake Set and Brake Release (F12)
When the locomotive is at speed step zero, pressing F12
activates the brake set sound effect. When the locomotive
is above speed step zero, pressing F12 activates the brake
release sound effect.
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The automatic brake set and brake release may be
disabled by clearing bit 0 of CV227.
Brake Squeal
Brake squeal is an automatically generated sound
if the preset conditions are met. The conditions are
programmable and clearing bit one of CV227 disables the
brake squeal effect. (See the BlueLine Diesel Technical
Reference Manual.) A sudden change in throttle steps in
a decreasing direction activates the brake squeal sound
effect. DCC Brake Control (CV185) contains this value.
The factory value is ten. Increasing this value decreases
the brake sensitivity while decreasing this value increases
the sensitivity. The more sensitive, the more likely the
brakes squeal sound effect is activated.
The DCC Brake Timer (CV186) determines the time
interval between throttle samples. The throttle samples
are compared and if in decreasing magnitude and
exceeding CV227 (above), the brake squeal sound effect
is activated.
Randomly Activated Sounds
The following sounds will be heard when the locomotive
is running or sitting at idle. Various other random sounds
may play if appropriate for each locomotive.
Spit Valve
Compressor
Air release
Air filling
Tip: To make the locomotive always start at a lower
volume, set CV 133 to some number lower than 15. O is
off, 15 is max.
Tip: The volume of many sound features can be set
independent of the overall volume by setting CV’s 135
through 152 with the DC Master. See the next section.
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CV Programming
The sound and operation of Blueline locomotives can be
customized by setting a number of configuration variables
(CV’s). A list of DCC settings is shown on page 16.
Broadway Limited Imports recommends programming
your BlueLine locomotives on the main track using
Operations Mode programming. BlueLine locomotives
can also be programmed in Direct mode or Paged mode
on the programming track. In most cases, programming
can be done with the motor decoder installed. If a conflict
arises, reset both decoders to their factory default, address
3, and program on the main line.
Instructions for basic programming using some popular
DCC systems starts on page 20.
Reading CV’s
Digitrax and Lenz systems can read Blueline CV’s in any
mode. Most MRC and NCE systems require a programming
track booster to read CV’s. A booster is not required to
operate the train or to program CV’s.
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DCC Easy Consist
Start with each engine having a unique address.
You can create a consist by designating each engine as
front, middle, or rear, then setting the consist address.
CV230 designates the position in the consist as follows:
CV230 = 1 for the Front Engine
CV230 = 2 for allMiddle Engines
CV230 = 3 for the Rear Engine
Front Engine: Set CV230 = 1. Pick a consist address
between 1 and 127 (10 for example) and program it into
CV19.
Middle Engines: Set CV230 = 2. Set CV19 = consist
address (10 for example). (For a rear facing engine, Set
CV 19 = the consist address plus 128. (138 for example if
the consist address is 10).
Rear Facing Rear Engine: Set CV230 = 3. Set CV 19 = the
consist address plus 128. (138 for example if the consist
address is 10).
Front Facing Rear Engine: Set CV19 = Consist Address,
then set CV 229=1 to set the lights.
Operate the consist by selecting its address as if it were a
locomotive (Select loco #10 for example).
Note: Setting CV19 to zero removes the engine from the
consist.
F
Rear
Middle
CV230=3
CV19=138
CV230=2
CV19=10
F
Front
F
CV230=1
CV19=10
Consist #10
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DCC CV’s, descriptions, and default settings
#
Name
CV1
CV7
Primary Address
DCC address
Manufacturer Version Read only software version
NMRA manufacturers ID
Manufacturer ID
number
Unlock ID Code
Unlocked when CV15=CV16
Lock ID Number
Lock
Extended Address
Valid when CV29 bit 5 =1,
MSB
see tech manual
Extended Address
Valid when CV29 bit 5 =1
LSB
Consist Address
 
Consist Address
see tech manual
Functions Type 0
Consist Address
see tech manual
Functions Type 1
Configuration Bits
see tech manual
selects which function F0
F0(f) Output
activates in forward
selects which function F0
F0(r) Output
activates in reverse
F1 Output
see tech manual
F2 Output
see tech manual
F3 Output
see tech manual
F4 Output
see tech manual
F5 Output
see tech manual
F6 Output
see tech manual
F7 Output
see tech manual
F8 Output
see tech manual
F9 Output
see tech manual
F10 Output
see tech manual
F11 Output
see tech manual
F12 Output
see tech manual
There are 16 volume levels.
Master Volume Sound Setting to 2 requires 8
presses to get from off to
Increment
loudest.
Sound Unit Master
higher number is louder.
Volume
Horn Volume
higher number is louder.
Bell Volume
higher number is louder.
Diesel Volume
higher number is louder.
Horn2 Volume
higher number is louder.
Coupler Volume
higher number is louder.
Uncouple Volume
higher number is louder.
Wheel Flange Volume higher number is louder.
Compressor Volume higher number is louder.
Manual Air Release
higher number is louder.
Volume
Air Filling Volume
higher number is louder.
Brake Set Volume
higher number is louder.
Brake Release
higher number is louder.
Volume
Spit Valve Volume
higher number is louder.
Dynamic Brake
higher number is louder.
Volume
Brake Squeal Volume higher number is louder.
Fuel Fill Volume
higher number is louder.
Controls system lighting.
System Lighting
See tech manual
L1 Light Definition
see tech manual
L1 Parameter 1
see tech manual
L1 Parameter 2
see tech manual
L1 Parameter 3
see tech manual
L1 Parameter 4
 
Increasing increases the
Bell Ring Interval
time between bell rings
Horn Fade In
see tech manual
Horn Fade Out
see tech manual
Horn Fade In Level
see tech manual
CV8
CV15
CV16
CV17
CV18
CV19
CV21
CV22
CV29
CV33
CV34
CV35
CV36
CV37
CV38
CV39
CV40
CV41
CV42
CV43
CV44
CV45
CV46
CV130
CV133
CV135
CV136
CV137
CV138
CV140
CV141
CV142
CV143
CV144
CV145
CV146
CV147
CV148
CV150
CV151
CV152
CV159
CV160
CV161
CV162
CV163
CV164
CV180
CV181
CV182
CV183
Description
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Usual
values
Factory
Setting
38
38
0,1,2,3
0,1,2,3
0-255
0
0
Engine
128
Engine
128
0
0-255
255
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,2,4,8
2
0-15
15
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
0-255
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
0-255
100
0-255
0-255
100
100
0-255
100
0-255
100
0-255
100
0-255
0-255
100
100
 
 
0,1,2,3
 
 
 
 
varies
 
 
 
 
0-120
varies
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-127
 
0-10239
0-10239
3
varies
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CV185
DCC Brake Control
CV186
DCC Brake Timer
CV187
Coupler
CV188
Pitch Shift
CV201
DCC Rev Level One
Throttle Stop
CV202
DCC Rev Level Two
Throttle Stop
CV203
DCC Rev Level Three
Throttle Stop
CV208
DCC Cab Light
Throttle Stop
CV209
DCC Brake Set
Throttle Stop
CV210
DCC Brake Release
Throttle Stop
CV225
CV226
CV227
DCC Control One
DCC Control Two
DCC Control Three
CV228
DCC Startup Timer
CV229
CV230
CV240
CV245
increasing decreases brake
sensitivity
increasing decreases brake
duration
Sets the throttle speed step
at which coupler sound is
played.
Change to alter pitch
of all sounds. Makes 2
locomotives sound different
Sets the throttle speed step
at which locomotive revs
from idle to notch 1.
Sets the throttle speed step
at which locomotive revs
from notch 1 to notch 2.
Sets the throttle speed step
at which locomotive revs
from notch 2 to notch 3.
If equipped, cab light is
turned on below this speed
step.
Brake is set below this
throttle level.
Brake is released when
speed exceeds this throttle
level.
see tech manual
see tech manual
see tech manual
Delay at start up to look for
DCC signal.
DCC Extended Consist
see tech manual
Lighting
0=single locomotive,
DCC Easy Consist
1=front, 2=middle, 3-rear
locomotive in consist.
Increasing decreases how
Random Sound
often random sounds
Generator Occurrence
occur.
Enable Alternate Horn 0=disabled
Ending
1=enabled
0-255
10
0-255
1
0-255
3
0-255
128
0-255
2
0-255
8
0-255
15
0-255
3
0-128
1
0-128
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
0-255
2
 
 
0,1,2,3
0
1-30
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0,1
1
Write down your favorite settings:
CV #
Name
Value
__________ _______________________ ___________
__________ _______________________ ___________
__________ _______________________ ___________
__________ _______________________ ___________
__________ _______________________ ___________
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DCC Programming Quick Reference Guide
DEFAULT ADDRESS = 3
FACTORY RESET: Set CV 8 = 8
You should never need to lock your decoder.
The Blueline sound system uses CV’s that
are specifically chosen to not conflict
with those of your motor decoder. (The
decoders can be locked to prevent conflict
when reading CV’s using CV 15 and 16.
This should only be done by experienced
operators.)
We recommend programming BlueLine locomotives
on the main line in Ops mode. This prevents possible
conflict between the sound decoder and the motor
decoder. Ops mode programming will not reprogram all
other locomotives on the layout, only those with the same
address as the engine you are reprogramming . If you do
not know the engine ID or the engine will not respond,
reset CV08 to 8 on the program track, which will reset the
Blueline sound board back to its factory default setting
and change the address back to 3. You may also have to
reset the motor decoder back to its default setting.
To reset motor decoders to factory settings:
To reset the motor decoder to its default setting, change
the reset CV to the proper value for the decoder you are
using. (NOTE: If you have set a lock code for the decoder
in CV16, then CV15 must be set to the same code before
resetting the decoder.)
NCE, Set CV30 to 2. (Must be done on Program Track)
Lenz Set CV8 to 33
MRC Set CV125 to 1
Most others, (including Digitrax) Set CV8 to 8.
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Programming BlueLine locomotives using
NCE Procab: To program a 4 digit address: Install
the decoder as described on page 9. The locomotive
default address is 3. You should be able to run the
locomotive as Locomotive #3 and blow the horn. Leave
the locomotive on the main track.
To reprogram, press the PROG/ESC button until the
display reads “Program on Main”. Press ENTER.
Display should read 0003. Press ENTER.
The first display option should read “1=ADR”. Press 1.
The first display option should read “1=Long”. Press 1.
Enter the new address, for example 2477. Press enter.
Note** Older Procabs systems cannot change from one 4 digit address
to another. Change address to 3 first, then to the new 4 digit address.
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To RESET BlueLine locomotive to factory default using
NCE Procab on the Program Track:
Press PROG/ESC 4 times. The display should read “USE
PROGRAM TRACK”. Press Enter.
Display should say “2=CV”. Press 2
The display should read “Enter CV NUM:”. Press 8, then
enter.
The display should “WAIT”, then after 25 seconds say
“Cannot Read CV”. Press Enter.
Press “8”, then enter.
The sound board should make a sound to indicate it
was reset.
**Reset your motor decoder now if it does not reset with CV8=8**
Display should read “Enter CV”. Enter the reset CV # for
your motor decoder from the list on p 20. Press “Enter”.
The display should “WAIT”, then say “Cannot Read CV”.
Press Enter. Enter the reset value and press “Enter”
Press PROG/ESC.
The locomotive should now be reprogrammed back to
ID#3.
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Programming BlueLine locomotives using
MRC Prodigy Advance:
To program 4 digit addresses into BlueLine
locomotives using MRC Prodigy Advance: Install
the decoder as described in the BlueLine Operator’s
Manual. The locomotive default address is 3. You
should be able to run the locomotive as Locomotive #3.
Leave the locomotive on the main track.
Press PROG repeatedly until the display reads “Prog
Main Track”. Press ENTER.
Press 3, then ENTER.
The display should say “ADR”. Enter the new 4 digit
address, for example, 2477. Press ENTER.
Press LOCO, then 2477 to run the locomotive.
To RESET BlueLine locomotive to factory default using
MRC Prodigy Advance on the Program Track: Place the
locomotive on the program track.
Press PROG repeatedly until the display reads “Prog
Prog Track”.
Press ENTER repeatedly until the display reads “CV #”.
Press 8 then ENTER.
The display will prompt for the value. Press 8, then
ENTER. The locomotive will beep.
**Reset your motor decoder now if it does not use CV8=8, by entering
the CV# and Value from the table on Page 20**
Press LOCO, then 3 to run.
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Programming BlueLine locomotives using
Digitrax DT400:
To program 4 digit addresses into BlueLine locomotives
using Digitrax DT400: Install the decoder as described in
the BlueLine Operator’s Manual. The locomotive default
address is 3. You should be able to run the locomotive as
Locomotive #3. Leave the locomotive on the main track
with track power on.
Press PROG. You will see “Pg” in the center of the
bottom row of the display.
Rotate the left throttle counterclockwise until the display
reads “AD2”. Press the right throttle knob to make the
display read AD4.
Use the keypad to enter the 4 digit address, 2477 for
example. Press ENTER.
The display will ask “AD4on?=y.” Press the Y+ key
before the question disappears. (If it disappears, press
enter again, then press the Y+ quickly.
Press EXIT.
Press LOCO, 2477, then ENTER to run the locomotive.
To RESET BlueLine locomotive to factory default using
Digitrax DT400 on the Program Track.
Press PROG. You will see “Pg” in the center of the bottom
row of the display.
Rotate the left throttle knob until “08=???” appears on
the display.
Rotate the right throttle know until “08=08” appears on
the display. Press Enter.
**Reset your motor decoder now if it does not use CV8=8, by entering
the CV# and Value from the table on Page 20**
Press Exit. The locomotive ID # is now 3.
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Programming BlueLine locomotives using
locomotives using Lenz Digital Plus system.
The Lenz system does not allow programming locomotive
ID on the main track. To program on the program track:
Press F, then 8.
The display should flash “PROGRAM”. Press enter.
Press the + key until the display reads “DIR”.
Press enter, then press + repeatedly until the display
reads “ADR” then press enter.
The display should read “A*_”. Enter the address, 2477
for example, and press enter. The engine should beep
several times and display the new address as A*2477
**If an error message occurs, you will get a message like
“ERR02” press “ESC” and quickly re-enter the address.
(You may have to do this several times. This is because
the sound decoder has a capacitor that charges when
the track power is turned on to program. This interferes
with the signal. Once the signal is sent quickly several
times, the capacitor will be fully charged and will no
longer interfere. If this is not successful, the address can
be entered manually by setting CV 17, 18 and 29. Call
service for assistance.
To RESET BlueLine locomotive to factory default
using Lenz system on the Program Track: Place the
locomotive on the programming track.
Press F, then 8. The display should flash PROGRAM.
Press enter. Press the + key until the display reads CV.
Press 8. Press Enter.
Press 8. Press Enter. The locomotive should beep to
indicate the CV was changed.
**Reset your motor decoder now if it does not use CV8=8, by entering
the CV# and Value from the table on Page 20**
Press ESC twice.
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The locomotive ID # is now 3.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Problem: After programming, the engine will move,
but there are no engine sounds or horn in DCC.
Likely Cause: The motor decoder was reprogrammed to
a new address, but the sound decoder was not. On the
main track, try addressing the engine using its previous
address, 3 for example. Turn the throttle. The sounds
should come on. Blow the horn. If this works, it indicates
that the sound board is still programmed as address 3.
Solution: Leave the engine on the main line and
reprogram from 3 to the new address using operations
mode programming by following the instructions that
came with your DCC system. (Instructions for some
popular systems start on page 19 of this manual.)
If this does not work, reset the engine to its factory
default and program the new address on the program
track following the instructions starting on page 19.
Problem: After programming, the engine will not move,
but the sounds start when the DCC throttle is moved.
Likely Cause: The motor decoder was not reprogrammed
to a new address, but the sound decoder was. On the
main track, try addressing the engine using its previous
address, 3 for example. Turn the throttle. The engine
should move. If this works, it indicates that the motor
decoder is still programmed as address 3.
Solution: Leave the engine on the main line and
reprogram from 3 to the new address using operations
mode programming by following the instructions that
came with your DCC system. (Instructions for some
popular systems start on page 19 of this manual.)
If this does not work, reset the engine to its factory
default and program the new address on the program
track following the instructions starting on page 19.
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Notes:
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Notes:
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Also available in the BlueLine offering
exception value for your modeling dollar:
AT&SF 4-8-4, HO
N&W Class A, HO
EMD F7 A/B, HO
ALCO RSD-15, HO
HO Scale Steam Locomotive
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