Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride
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Lionel
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Owner’s Manual
Caution!
Possible entanglement or strangulation injury.
Keep fishing line out of the reach of children.
ongratulations on your purchase of the Hot Air Balloon Ride accessory from the Miniature
Railroad & Village®! Each afternoon, many tiny passengers gather at the airfield to board
the hot air balloon sunset tour of the Miniature Railroad & Village® river valley. As the colorful
aerostat ascends above the valley before gliding over the river and out of sight, we can hear the
call “Hey, I can see my house!” Imagine what the scene below would be as you glide over your
own miniature world.
Two balloons are suspended over your layout. The balloons go up and down automatically
by means of a pulley system.
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Caution!
Possible entanglement or strangulation injury. Keep fishing line out of the
reach of children.
Hot Air Balloon Ride inventory of parts
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Platform
Balloon
Weighted balloon
Two pulleys
Fishing line
Four green wires
Separate switch
Owner’s manual
Service Center list
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Table of contents
Powering the accessory
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Installing the accessory
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Operating the accessory
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Wiring and operating the accessory with TrainMaster Command Control
Limited Warranty/Lionel Service
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The following Lionel marks may be used throughout this instruction manual and are protected under law.
All rights reserved.
Lionel®, TrainMaster®, Odyssey®, RailSounds®, CrewTalk™, TowerCom™, DynaChuff™,
StationSounds™, Pullmor®, ElectroCoupler™, Magne-Traction®, CAB-1® Remote Controller,
PowerMaster®, Lionel ZW®, ZW®, PowerHouse®, TMCC®, Lionelville™, Lockon®, Wireless Tether™
The name FasTrack® is used with permission from Pitsco, Inc.
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Powering the accessory
his accessory operates best at 12-18 volts (AC). You may choose to supply power with a
separate accessory power supply or through the track using a Lionel Lockon (available
separately, 6-62900) or a FasTrack Accessory Power Wire (available separately, 6-12053). Refer
to Figure 1. To make the proper connections, the ends of the wires must be stripped back 1/8” to
1/4”.
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Caution! Only an adult should perform this task. We recommend using a pair of wire
strippers. Always use care when stripping wires.
1. Attach one wire to the A terminal on the base of the accessory and connect it to the Power/A
terminal on your power supply or to the #1 Lockon terminal. If you are using the FasTrack
Accessory Power Wire, simply connect the bare end of this wire to the A terminal on the
accessory.
Note! To make the thumbscrew connection, loosen the thumbscrew, insert the bare end of
the wire into the hole in the post, and tighten the thumbscrew to secure the
connection.
2. Attach one wire to the U terminal on the base of the accessory and connect it to the
Common/Ground/U terminal on the power supply or the #2 terminal on the Lionel Lockon.
If you are using the FasTrack Accessory Power Wire, simply connect the bare end of this wire
to a U terminal on the accessory.
3. Attach a wire to each of the SWITCH terminals and connect them to the separate switch.
Note! To make the switch connection, loosen the screw, wrap the wire around the post, and
tighten the screw to secure the connection.
Lionel lockon
U
A
FasTrack Accessory
Power Wire
U
U
A
A
U
U
A
A
POWER
SUPPLY
Figure 1. Accessory connections
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Installing the accessory
ou must choose two locations on your layout for the Hot Air Balloon ride. The first location
is for the platform. The second location is a landing area for the weighted balloon. The
balloons are suspended above these locations by pulleys, which must be attached to the ceiling.
Refer to Figure 2.
Keep in mind that the maximum distance between the platform and the ceiling is 8.5 feet.
The maximum distance between the two locations (or between the pulleys) is 20 feet.
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1. Secure the platform to the surface of your layout using four 1/2” wood screws (not included).
2. Attach a pulley to the ceiling directly above the hole in the platform where the string exits.
3. Attach another pulley to the ceiling directly above the landing location for the weighted
balloon.
4. Using the separate spool of string, tie an end of the string to the top of the weighted balloon.
5. Place the weighted balloon on the
landing location and route the
string around the two pulleys. As
illustrated in Figure 2, this string
should terminate a few inches
below the pulley above the
platform.
Note! The string should enter
and exit the pulleys at a
ninety-degree angle. Do
not route the string
through or around the
posts in the pulleys. The
string should travel
around the wheel and
remain on the outside of
the posts.
String through pulleys
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20
ng
3"
8'
6. Connect the platform string to the
bottom of the lighter balloon.
7. Tie the other end of the string to
the top of the lighter balloon.
Figure 2. Balloon set-up
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Weighted balloon
Operating the accessory
lide the separate switch to the ON position to start the action. The balloons will
automatically ascend and descend. Note that the action reverses each time one of the
balloons reaches the bottom.
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Wiring and operating the accessory with TrainMaster Command
Control
ou may choose to wire your accessory with an SC-2 Switch and Accessory Controller
(available separately, 6-22980) or the Accessory Switch Controller (available separately, 6-14182)
for operation in the TrainMaster Command Control environment. Refer to these manuals for
additional information.
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Note! We recommend that you use 22-gauge or heavier wire.
SC-2 wiring and operation
Four wires (not included) are needed to connect your accessory to the SC-2 and a separate
accessory transformer. Connect the accessory as illustrated in Figure 3.
Use the AUX2 button on your CAB-1 Remote Controller to toggle the accessory ON and OFF.
Top of the
accessory
ACC1
ACC1
POWER
SUPPLY
ACC2
Figure 3. SC-2 connections
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ACC2
Wiring and operating the accessory with TrainMaster Command
Control (continued)
Accessory Switch Controller wiring and operation
Four wires (included) are needed to connect your accessory to the Accessory Switch Controller
(ASC) and a separate accessory transformer. Connect the accessory as illustrated in Figure 4.
Use the AUX2 button on your CAB-1 Remote Controller to toggle the accessory ON and OFF.
Top of the
accessory
POWER
SUPPLY
Figure 4. ASC connections
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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 ______________________________________________________________
©2004 LIONEL L.L.C., CHESTERFIELD, MI 48051-2493
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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