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No. 384 Steam
Freight/ Passenger Set
Operation Manual (3V PS2)
FYS
PSA
PLEASE READ BEFORE USE AND SAVE
Table of Contents
Set Up Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembling Std. Gauge 42 Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connecting the Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Lubricating the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Priming the Smoke Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Coupling the Engine and Cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Checking the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Placing the Engine on the Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Manual Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Proto-Sound® 2.0 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Activating Proto-Sound® 2.0 Conventional Mode Features . . . . . . . . . . 7
Freight Yard Sound (FYS)/Passenger station announcements (PSA). . . 7
Tips on Using PSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Speed Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Lock into a Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Reset to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Automatic Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Lubrication and Greasing Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Freight Car Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Traction Tire Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Locomotive Light Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Caboose Light Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Passenger Car Light Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
ProtoSmoke™ Unit Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Self-Charging Battery Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Railware Interactive DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transformer Compatibility Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Additional Features with DCS Remote Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Service and Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
CAUTION: ELECTRICALLY OPERATED PRODUCT:
Recommended for Ages 14 and up. Not recommended for children under 14 years of age without adult supervision. As
with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and use to prevent electric shock.
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.
• M.T.H.® 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, screw terminals
or other parts, and that, in an event such conditions exist, the transformer should not be used until properly repaired.
• This Z-1000™ Hobby Transformer Power Unit is intended to be used indoors. Do not use if water is present. Serious or
fatal injury may result.
• Do not use this Z-1000™ Hobby Transformer Power Unit for other than its intended purpose. This unit was designed to
operate with Z-Controller™ Control Unit.
• This Z-1000™ 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-1000™ 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 M.T.H.® 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 track and
accessories for any short circuits, reset the circuit breaker, plug the power cord into the power source (electrical wall
outlet), and resume operation.
• Unplug the Z-1000™ Hobby Transformer Power Unit from power source (electrical wall outlet)
when not in use.
Transformer Ratings:
Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz Only, Output: Z-1000: 14VAC 80W or 18VAC 100W
This product may be protected by one or more of the following patents: 6,019,289; 6,280,278; 6,281,606;
6,291,263; 6,457,681; 6,491,263; 6,604,641; 6,619,594; 6,624,537; 6,655,640.
©2009, M.T.H. Electric Trains, Columbia, MD 21046
Set Up Checklist
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Assemble Std. Gauge 42 Track and Lock-on
Connect the transformer
Lubricate the engine
Prime the Smoke Unit
Place the engine and cars on the track and couple them together
Check to see whether the battery needs to be charged for full sound effects
Apply power to run as described in the Basic Operation section of these
instructions.
Set Includes
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8 Pieces
Std. Gauge 42 Track
Std. Gauge
Lighted Lock-On
DVD
Transformer and Controller
with wire harness
Tools Needed
Scissors
Pliers
Battery Charger (Optional)
Philips Screwdriver
Cotton Swab or Rag
RailKing Maintenance Kit or
Light Household Oil and Bearing Grease
You can obtain replacement parts and replacement instructions from the M.T.H.
Parts Department (Order online: www.mth-railking.com, e-mail: parts@mthrailking.com,Fax: 410-423-0009, Phone: 410-381-2500, Mail:7020 Columbia Gateway Drive,
Columbia MD 21046-1532 )
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Getting Started
Assembling Std. Gauge 42 Track
The track pins allow you to set up the Std. Gauge 42 Track on any flat surface.
STEP
1
Black Wire
Line up and insert the track pins
into the receiving holes on
another section of track. Push
track sections together for tight fit.
Red Wire
STEP
2
Clip Lighted Lock-on to track as shown in picture.
Then Connect Red wire to the pin on the left of the
light. And then connect the Black wire to the pin
on the right of the light as shown in picture.
Connecting the Transformer
The transformer included with this set provides an easy-to-use, safe power source for ACpowered trains and accessories.
To complete the connection between the track and the transformer, simply plug in the colorcoded wire harness that was included in your set and plug the transformer into your wall
outlet.
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Plug the wire from the transformer into the Z-Controller’s center port.
Connect the Wires from the Z-Controller to the Lighted Lock-On, being sure that the
wires are connected from red-to-red and black-to-black.
Unplug when not in use.
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Red Harness
Wire/Plug
Black Harness
Wire/Plug
Red Harness
Wire/Plug
Black Harness
Wire/Plug
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Lubricating and Greasing the Engine
Before operating, lubricate all exposed moving parts using a multi-purpose oil
(available with M.T.H.'s Maintenance Kit, sold separately) or a light household
oil. Follow the lubrication points.
DO NOT
OVER OIL
Lubricate
Leading Truck Pivot Point and Axle
Lubricate Axles
Lubricate Pick-Up Roller Axles
Idler Gears
Running the engine without a primed
smoke unit may cause damage
Priming the Smoke Unit
When preparing to run this engine, add 15-20 drops of smoke fluid through the smokestack.
We recommend M.T.H. ProtoSmoke™ fluid. Do not overfill the unit or the fluid may leak
out and coat the interior engine components.
If you choose not to prime the unit with fluid, turn the smoke unit control located under the
tender to the OFF position.( Full Counter Clockwise Position) Running the engine
without a primed smoke unit may cause damage. See the "ProtoSmoke™ Unit
Operation" section of this book for more information on smoke unit maintenance.
Smoke Unit Control
Add Smoke Fluid
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Coupling the Engine and Cars
STEP Position armature for proper
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operation by lifting up on the
coupler latch arm making sure the
couplers are together and then
releasing the coupler latch arm.
Checking the Battery
You may find, if your set was built several months before you set it up, that the rechargeable
battery has run down and needs to be charged before operating. If you notice that the
sounds are garbled, test and charge the engine as described in “Self-Charging Battery BackUp" on page 16.
Placing The Engine On The Track
Place the engine on the track, then insert the connecting plug that extends out of the tender
into the receptacle at the back of the boiler cab, making sure the cable loops upward.(See
Below)WARNING. DO NOT CONNECT THIS BOILER TO A TENDER FROM
ANOTHER TYPE OF ENGINE; IT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE.
Connect the draw bar between the engine and tender
At this point, you are ready to begin running your engine.
Be sure that cable loops upward
Arrow will point upwards when plugged in correctly
Connecting the tender and boiler.
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Basic Operation
The Throttle knob controls how fast your train will travel.
! Turn the throttle knob up ½-way, until the engine and caboose lights shine bright.
! Put the engine into motion by pressing the Direction button on your transformer once.
(hold it for approximately 1 second)
If the engine does not begin to move as soon as you firmly press the Direction button, you
may not have sent enough voltage to the track to make the train move. Turn the throttle up
a bit higher until the train begins to move.
Operation Buttons
Throttle To increase or decrease track voltage, and therefore train speed, turn the throttle
control knob. Turning it clockwise will increase voltage and speed, while turning it
counterclockwise will decrease voltage and speed. The engine will maintain the speed you
set after you release the throttle until you turn it again to change the voltage and speed.
Horn/Whistle - To sound the whistle, firmly press the Horn/Whistle button. The horn
will sound for as long as you continue to depress the button. It will stop when you release
the button.
Bell - To sound the bell, firmly press the bell button. The bell sound will continue until the
bell button is firmly pressed a second time.
Direction Your train is programmed to start in neutral. The train
will always cycle neutral-forward-neutral-reverse with each press and
release of the direction button. The engine is programmed to
restart in neutral each time the track voltage is turned off for 25
seconds or more.
Manual Volume Control
To adjust the volume of all sounds made by this engine, turn the manual volume control
(shown below) clockwise to increase the volume and counter-clockwise to decrease the
volume.
Manual Volume Control
increase
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Proto-Sound® 2.0 Operating Instructions
This manual contains the operating instructions for Proto-Sound® 2.0 in
conventional mode only. Instructions for accessing DCS command mode features
accompany the DCS Remote Control System equipment.
Activating Proto-Sound® 2.0 Conventional Mode Features:
Proto-Sound® 2.0 features are activated by sequences of Bell and Horn button pushes
described below. Please read the full descriptions of each feature before using it. To use
these buttons to activate features rather than to blow the horn or ring the bell, you should
tap the buttons very quickly with a ½-second pause between button presses. You may need
to practice your timing to make this work smoothly.
Timing Chart
Press
Horn
Short &
Firm
Press
½ Sec.
Bell
Pause
Short &
Firm
Total Time Lapse: 1 ½ Seconds
½ Sec.
Pause
Press
Bell
Short &
Firm
Feature to Be Activated
Button Code:
FYS/PSA
Speed Control On/Off
Lock into a Direction
Reset to Factory Defaults
1 Bell, 2 Horns
1 Horn, 2 Bells (from Neutral only)
1 Horn, 3 Bells
1 Horn, 5 Bells (from Neutral only)
Freight Yard Sound(FYS)/
Passenger station announcements (PSA):
Your engine is equipped with a sound package of passenger station announcements that you
can play when you pull into a station. Each sequence described below will play as long
as it is left on, randomly generating sounds, but be sure to allow approximately 30
seconds between the button pushes described below to allow the FYS/PSA sufficient
time to run through each sequence.
!
To cue the sound system to play the FYS/PSA, quickly but firmly tap the Bell button
once followed by 2 quick taps of the Horn button while the engine is moving. Tap the
buttons quickly but allow approximately ½ second between each press.
!
Press the Direction button once to stop the engine. This will trigger the first sequence
of FYS/PSA. The reverse unit is temporarily disabled so that the train will not move as
you use the Direction button to trigger the sounds, and Proto-Sound 2.0 has disabled
operator control over the Horn and Bell buttons until the full FYS/PSA sequence is
complete.
!
After waiting about 30 seconds for that sequence to run, press the Direction button
again to trigger the second sequence of FYS/PSA.
!
After about 30 seconds, press the Direction button again to trigger the third FYS/PSA
sequence.
!
Again, after allowing about 30 seconds for that sequence to run, press the Direction
button one more time to trigger the fourth and final FYS/PSA sequence.
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!
The FYS/PSA will continue, and within a few seconds, the engine and bell will start
and move out on its own at the current throttle setting, in the same direction it was
traveling when you began the sequence. Once the bell turns off, the operator regains
control of the transformer's bell and Horn buttons and can ring the bell or blow the
Horn as usual.
Bell
Horn
Horn
Sound System Cued to Play
Freight Yard Sound (FYS)/
Passenger Station
nnouncements (PSA)
+
Direction
1st
Sequence
FYS/PSA
+
Direction
2nd
Sequence
FYS/PSA
+
Direction
3rd
Sequence
FYS/PSA
+
Direction
4th
Sequence
FYS/PSA
Operator
Controls
= When
Bell
Turns Off
Tips on Using FYS/PSA
! You can terminate FYS/PSA at any time by turning off power to the track for 15
seconds.
! You do not have to be in Forward to use FYS/PSA. At the conclusion of the full
sequence, the train will pull away from the station in whatever direction you were
going when you activated the feature.
! You can use FYS/PSA even if you are double-heading with another engine. If the
second engine is not equipped with Proto-Sound 2.0, you must remember not to
leave the throttle at a high voltage level once you have stopped the engine to run
the FYS/PSA. Otherwise, the engine without FYS/PSA will begin vibrating on
the track as its motors strain to move the train, since they cannot be automatically
disabled during the FYS/PSA cycle (or if an original Proto-Sound engine,
FYS/PSA are triggered differently and that engine's motor-disable feature will not
be active when you run FYS/PSA in Proto-Sound 2.0).
! FYS/PSA can be triggered from Neutral. It will operate the same as if triggered
while in motion except that, at the conclusion of the FYS/PSA, the engine will
depart in the next direction of travel, as opposed to the direction it was traveling
before entering Neutral.
Speed Control:
M.T.H. engines equipped with Proto-Sound 2.0 have speed control capabilities that allow the
engine to maintain a constant speed up and down grades and around curves, much like an
automobile cruise control. You can add or drop cars on the run, and the engine will
maintain the speed you set.
While the engine is programmed to start with the speed control feature activated, you can
opt to turn it off. This means the engine's speed will fall as it labors up a hill and increase as
it travels downward. It is also affected by the addition or releasing of cars while on the run.
Because the engine will run more slowly at a given throttle voltage when speed control is on
than when it is off, you should adjust the throttle to a lower power level for operation with
speed control off to avoid high-speed derailments. When speed control is off, the volume
will drop to allow for better low voltage operation.
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To turn speed control on and off, put the engine in neutral, then quickly tap the
transformer's Horn button one time then quickly tap the Bell button two times, allowing
approximately ½ second to lapse between each quick button press. Two horn blasts will
indicate that the engine has made the change. Repeat the 1 horn, 2 bells code to return it to
the other condition. You will want to do this during the initial neutral upon start-up if you
ever couple this engine to another engine that is not equipped with speed control to avoid
damaging the motors in either engine. Each time you shut down the engine completely, it
will automatically turn speed control on.
Place
Engine into
Neutral
Bell
Horn
Bell
=
Speed Control
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
Lock into a Direction:
You can lock your engine into a direction (forward, neutral, or reverse) so that it will not
change directions. To do this, put the engine into the direction you want (or into neutral to
lock it into neutral), run it at a very slow crawl (as slowly as it will move without halting), and
quickly but firmly tap the Horn button once followed by three quick taps of the Bell button,
allowing approximately ½ second to lapse between each quick button press. Two horn blasts
will indicate that the engine has made the change. The engine will not change direction
(including going into neutral) until you repeat the 1 horn, 3 bells code to return the engine to
its normal condition, even if the engine is kept without power for extended periods of time.
Place
Engine into
Desired
Direction
Horn
Horn
Bell
Bell
Bell
=
Direction Lock
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
Reset to Factory Defaults:
To override the settings you currently have assigned to the engine and reset it to its factory
defaults, while in Neutral tap the Horn button quickly once, followed by five quick taps of
the Bell button, allowing approximately ½ second to lapse between each quick button press.
Two horn blasts will indicate that the engine has made the change.
Place
Engine in
Neutral
Horn
Bell
Bell
Bell
Bell
Bell
=
Reset
Two Horn Blasts
(indicates change is made)
Repeat to Return
to Normal Condition
Automatic Sounds
Certain Proto-Sound 2.0 sound effects automatically play in programmed conventional mode
conditions:
! Squealing Brakes play any time the engine's speed decreases rapidly.
! Cab Chatter plays at random intervals when the engine idles in neutral.
! Engine Start-up and Shut-down sounds play when the engine is initially powered on
or is powered off for five seconds or more.
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Maintenance
DO NOT
OVER OIL
Lubricating and Greasing Instructions
The engine should be oiled and greased in order to run properly.
Regularly lubricate all axles and linkage components, including pickup roller axles, to prevent
squeaking. Use light household oil, such as that found in M.T.H.'s maintenance kit. Do not
over oil. Use only a drop or two on each pivot point.
Lubricate
Leading Truck Pivot Point and Axle
Lubricate Axles
Idler Gears
Lubricate Pick-Up Roller Axles
The locomotive's internal gearing was greased at the factory. Grease engine every 50 hours
of use or at least once yearly if engine is not run. Use a lithium based grease
and follow the greasing instructions.
Freight Car Lubrication
STEP
1
Remove the two Contact Plate mounting screws from the ends of the motor frame then lift the Contact Plate
off the motor frame.
Contact Plate
Mounting
Screw
STEP
Contact Plate
Mounting
Screw
Flat Contact Plate
2
! Lubricate the Drive
Gear and Worm Gear
with White Lithium
Grease. Make sure
when replacing Contact
Plate that the Plunger
Pin makes contact with
the Flat Contact plate.
Drive Gear
Worm Gear
Plunger Pin
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Use a light household oil for lubrication. Apply oil
sparingly, using a toothpick or small applicator.
Add a drop of oil to the axle holes in the front and
rear of each wheel (see photo below). Wipe away
excess oil with a cotton swab.
Lubricate pickup rollers, where axle meets
wheel and where axle meets truck side.
Cleaning the Wheels and Track
Periodically check the locomotive wheels and pickups
for dirt and buildup, which can cause poor electrical
contact and traction and prematurely wear out the
neoprene traction tires. Wheels and tires can be
cleaned using denatured (not rubbing) alcohol
applied with a cotton swab.
To clean the track, use RailKing Track Cleaning Fluid found in Maintenance Kit (30-50010)
or denatured (not rubbing) alcohol and a clean rag. Unplug the transformer and wipe the
rails of the track, turning the rag frequently to ensure that you are using clean cloth on the
rails. Thereafter, keep an eye on the track and clean it when it gets dirty to ensure good
electrical contact and to lengthen the life of the tires.
Clean any type of track with this heavy-duty track cleaning block (40-1099). Durably
constructed from ABS plastic, the block includes a built-in cleaning pad. For really stuborn
track, you can insert sandpaper into the block in just a few quick steps.
Track Cleaning Block (40-1099)
Maintenance Kit (30-50010)
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Traction Tire Replacement Instructions
Your locomotive is equipped with two neoprene rubber traction tires on the rear set of
flanged drivers. While these tires are extremely durable, they may occasionally need to be
replaced.
STEP
1
! Remove the side rods (the rods that connect each drive
wheel to the other) from the wheels in order to slip the new
tire over the grooved drive wheel. These bolts can be
loosened with a Flat Blade Screwdriver.
! Clean the groove using a cotton swab and denatured
alcohol.
STEP
! Make sure the old tire has been completely removed from the
groove in the drive wheel, using a razor blade or small
flathead screwdriver to pry away any remains.
! Clean the groove using a cotton swab and denatured
alcohol.
! Slip the new tire onto the wheel. You may find it useful to
use two small flathead screwdrivers to stretch the tire over
the wheel.
! If you twist the tire while stretching it over the wheel, you
will need to remove and reinstall the tire. Otherwise your
engine will wobble while operating.
! Make sure the tire is fully seated inside the groove. Use a
razor blade to trim away any excess tire that doesn't seat
itself inside the groove properly.
2
Removable Light
Locomotive Light Bulb Replacement
Rotate the headlight bulb counter-clockwise to remove.
Caboose Light Bulb Replacement
To replace light bulbs located at the ends of the caboose,
simply unscrew the light bulb and replace with matching
bulb.
You can obtain replacement bulbs directly from the M.T.H.
Parts Department. (Order online: www.mth-railking.com,
e-mail: parts@mth-railking.com,Fax: 410-423-0009, Phone:
410-381-2500, Mail:7020 Columbia Gateway Drive,
Columbia MD 21046-1532 )
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Passenger Car Light Bulb Replacement
To replace the interior light bulbs remove the screw in the center of the roof plate.
Roof Plate Screw
Replaceable Light
ProtoSmoke™ Unit Operation
This Tinplate locomotive contains a Proto-Sound® 2.0 controlled smoke unit that outputs
smoke through the smokestack on the roof of the engine. The smoke unit is essentially a
small heating element and wick that soaks up and then heats a mineral oil-based fluid that
emits smoke. The smoke is then forced out of the stack by a small electric fan. Smoke
volume is controlled by the Proto-Sound® 2.0 system.
With a few easy maintenance steps, you should enjoy trouble-free smoke unit operation for
years. When preparing to run this engine, add 15-20 drops of smoke fluid through the
smokestack. We recommend M.T.H. ProtoSmoke™ fluid. Do not overfill the unit or the
fluid may leak out and coat the interior engine components.
If you choose not to add the fluid (or have already added the fluid but choose to run smokefree), turn off the smoke unit control (Full Counter Clockwise Position) (See Page 5) Failure
either to add fluid to the unit or to turn it off may damage the smoke unit heating
element and/or wicking materia
When the smoke output while running the engine begins to diminish, add another 10-15
drops of smoke fluid or turn the smoke unit off.
Add Smoke Fluid
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ProtoSmoke™ Fluid: ProtoSmoke™ is the recommended fluid for
M.T.H. products and can be used in other manufacturers products as well.
Choose from 12 different scents.
When storing the unit for long periods of time, you may want to add about 15 drops of
fluid to prevent the wick from drying out.
After removing the engine from storage, add another 25 drops of fluid, letting the wick soak
up the fluid for 15 minutes prior to operation.
If you experience poor or no smoke output when the smoke unit is on and has fluid, check
the wick to see if it has become hard, blackened, and unabsorbent around the heating
element. To remove the smoke unit you will first have to remove the boiler shell (by
removing the boiler shell mounting screws shown below).
Boiler Shell Mounting Screws
1. Once the boiler has been removed, locate the smoke unit assemby (see below).
2. Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the inspection cover screws as seen on the
right.
3. After removing the inspection cover, inspect the wick. If it is darkly discolored and hard,
it should be replaced.
Replacement parts and wick replacement instructions are available directly from the M.T.H.
Parts Department.(Online: www.mth-railking.com, e-mail: parts@mth-railking.com,Fax:
410-423-0009, Phone: 410-381-2500, Mail:7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD
21046-1532 )
Inspection
Cover Screws
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Self Charging Battery Back-up
The special rechargeable 2.4v self-charging battery recharges continuously during
train operation and should last for up to five years. The battery is a dry battery that
should not leak or cause any damage to your engine. Depending upon when your
engine was built, it may need to be charged right out of the box. If engine sounds
seem distorted or garbled at low voltages or become silent when power from the
transformer is turned off, test the battery to determine whether it should be
recharged or replaced.
Test: Put the engine in neutral and leave the track voltage at 10-12 volts (high
enough for the lights to shine brightly) for 15 minutes.
Recharge: If the sounds are improved at the end of the 15-minute test charge,
the battery charge has run down and can be recharged. There are a number of
ways you can do this:
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Leave the engine in neutral with track voltage at 10-12 volts for 6-7 hours so
the battery can fully recharge (if your engine has a smoke unit, be sure it is
turned off).
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Use M.T.H.'s battery recharger (Item No. 50-1019) (sold separately) that plugs
into a wall outlet and a special port under the engine to recharge the battery
overnight without leaving it on the track.
Replace: If the sounds are not improved at the end of the 15-minute test charge,
it is time to replace the battery. Available through M.T.H. Parts:
(Item No. 50-1024) AA NiCad Proto-Sound® Battery (Blue Casing)
(Item No. BG4000004) AAA NiMH Proto-Sound® Battery (Green Casing)
DO NOT substitute alkaline batteries for these rechargeable batteries. Using
alkaline batteries in this system can result in damamge to the PS 2.0 circuit board
and/or the batteries.
**Do not use alkaline batteries for testing or checking purposes for the 3-Volt PS2
boards. Using alkaline batteries will damage the 3-Volt battery charging circuit.**
Battery Port
Battery Charger
Item No. 50-1019
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Quick-Start DVD
The included Quick-Start DVD demonstrates the start-up and basic operation of this set as
well as other information about model railroading. You may find it helpful to view the DVD
before operating this set.
RailWare Interactive DVD
M.T.H. provides a free RailWare DVD in each Ready-To-Run set. It is full of helpful
information on M.T.H. product history, track planning software, a dealer finder, and
information and video clips on Loco-Sound and Proto-Sound 2.0. Follow the directions
below to use the DVD .
Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 100, 16MB RAM, Windows 95 or later, DVD
drive, Sound Card, display properties set to greater than 256 colors. The DVD will not work
on a Mac OS unless you run VirtualPC ®.
Running RR-Track Software
You may run the RR-Track software directly off of the DVD or you may install the
software to your hard drive.
1. On the Desktop, click on the icon that says My Computer.
2. Find your DVD drive.
3. With the M.T.H. DVD in the drive, double click on the icon for the DVD drive.
4. Find the folder on the DVD entitled INSTALLATION.
5. Choose the folder inside entitled RRTRAXSETUP.
6. Run the file in that folder called SETUP.EXE and follow the directions it provides.
The program may ask you for a registration code. If it does type in "M.T.H." and it will run.
Additional track libraries can be obtained directly from RR-Track. See their website for
more information www.rrtrack.com.
Installing Adobe Acrobat Software
To read some of the electronic documents included on the DVD , you will need to install
the Adobe Acrobat Reader® if it is not already on your computer. To install the software:
1. On the Desktop, click on the icon that says My Computer.
2. Find your DVD drive.
3. With the MTH DVD in the drive, double click on the icon for the DVD drive.
4. Find the folder on the DVD entitled INSTALLATION.
5. Choose the folder inside entitled ACROBAT READER.
*If you are running Windows 95, 98 or NT choose the folder 32 BIT. Run the file
AR32E301.EXE and follow the directions it provides.
If you have problems you cannot resolve by using these directions, contact custserv@mthrailking.com or call 410-381-2580 for further help.
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Troubleshooting Proto-Sound® 2.0 Problems
Although Proto-Sound® 2.0 has been designed and engineered for ease of use, you may
have some questions during the initial operation. The following table should answer most
questions. If your problem cannot be resolved with this table, contact M.T.H. for assistance
(Online: www.mth-railking.com, e-mail: parts@mth-railking.com,Fax: 410-423-0009, Phone:
410-381-2500, Mail:7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046-1532 )
Starting Up
Remedy
When I first turn the power on, the
engine will not begin to run. I have to
turn the throttle off and then on again
to get the engine to operate.
This is normal behavior. To prevent
accidental high-speed start-ups,
Proto-Sound 2.0 is programmed to
start up in neutral anytime track power
has been turned off for several
seconds. See the "Basic Operation"
section for more details.
Horn
Remedy
When I press the whistle button, the
bell comes on instead.
Reverse the transformer leads.
I can’t get the horn to blow when I
press the whistle button.
You
may be pressing the button too
Remedy
quickly. Try pressing the whistle button
more slowly, taking approximately one
full second to fully depress the button.
Bell
Remedy
When I press the whistle button, the
bell sounds.
Reverse the transformer leads.
I can’t get the bell to ring when I press You may be pressing the button too
quickly. Try pressing the bell button
the bell button.
more slowly, taking approximately one
full second to fully depress the button.
The bell won’t work on a separate bell Check the wiring of the separate
button.
button.
Coupler
Remedy
When I try to fire the coupler,
FYS/PSA starts.
You are waiting too long between
whistle button presses.
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Cab Chatter
Remedy
Sometimes the Cab Chatter sounds
don’t play.
Cab Chatter plays only in neutral.
Lock-out
Remedy
I can’t get the engine to run after I
power up the transformer. It sits still
with the engine sounds running.
The engine is locked into the neutral
position. Follow the procedure in the
“Lock into a Direction” section.
The engine won’t lock into forward,
neutral, or reverse.
Engine speed must be below 10 scale
mph (approx. 10 volts or less in
conventional mode).
Volume
Remedy
The sounds seem distorted, especially Proto-Sound 2.0 volume is set too
high. Turn the volume control knob on
when the whistle or bell is activated.
the bottom of the chassis counterclockwise to reduce the volume.
Battery
Remedy
The engine will not leave the initial
neutral setting
Check to be sure the battery is
installed and fully charged. See the
“Self-Charging Battery Back-Up”
section.
I get no sounds when the engine shifts The battery may be dead or need to
be charged. See the “Self-Charging
between directions.
Battery Back-Up” section.
After I turn off my transformer, my
engine continues to make sounds
before quitting.
FYS/PSA
The FYS/PSA sounds occasionally
repeat themselves.
Proto-Sound 2.0 is designed to
continue to sound for a few seconds
after power to the track has been shut
off.
Remedy
Proto-Sound 2.0 has a built-in random
number generator that randomly
selects each sound clip to play.
Because there are a limited number of
sound clips available in each FYS/
PSA sequence, it is probable that
some of these sound clips will be
repeated from time to time.
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FYS/PSA
Remedy
Once in FYS/PSA, the engine doesn’t So that FYS/ PSA effects can be as
go into reverse.
realistic as possible, Proto-Sound 2.0
disables the reversing unit whenever
FYS/PSA is enabled. This way the
engine remains still at its stop as the
operator cycles through the FYS/PSA
sequences.
When the FYS/PSA enters its last
sequence the bell automatically
comes on.
FYS/PSA is programmed to start
ringing the bell at that point. After
approximately 12 rings of the bell, it
will automatically turn off.
When FYS/PSA is enabled, pressing
the whistle and bell buttons has no
effect.
Because FYS/PSA must control
various effects in each sequence,
Proto-Sound 2.0 takes control of these
sound effects until you exit FYS/PSA.
I push the direction button but the next
sound clip in the sequence does not
play or the engine does not come out
of FYS/PSA after fourth press of the
direction button.
Each FYS/PSA clip must play for
approx. 30 seconds before FYS/PSA
will advance to the next step in the
FYS/PSA cycle. Wait at least 30
seconds in each FYS/PSA sound clip
before pressing the direction button.
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Compatibility
While this Ready-To-Run set is equipped with everything you need to operate it, the design
allows flexibility. The train will operate on any traditional Std. Gauge 42 or larger track
system. It is also compatible with most standard AC transformers, in addition to the hobby
transformer packaged with your set.
Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart
Proto-Sound 2.0 is designed to work with most standard AC transformers.
The chart below lists the many compatible transformers. Note that many of the operational
commands described in these instructions require a bell button, so if your transformer does
not have its own bell button, you should consider adding one to get the full benefit of the
system. In addition, the chart details how the terminals on these transformers should be
attached to your layout.
RECOMMENDED AC TRANSFORMERS
Transformer
Model
Center Rail
Outside Rail
Min/Max.
Voltage
Power
Rating
Transformer
Type
MTH Z-500
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-18v
50-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-750
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-21v
75-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-1000
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-21v
100-Watt
Electronic
MTH Z-4000
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-22v
390-Watt
Electronic
Lionel 1032
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1032M
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1033
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1043
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1043M
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1044
U
A
5-16v
90-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1053
U
A
8-17v
60-Watt
Standard
Lionel 1063
U
A
8-17v
60-Watt
Standard
Lionel LW
A
U
8-18v
75-Watt
Standard
Powermaster
U
A
8-18v
135VA
Electronic
All-Trol
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
0-24v
300-Watt
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
Lionel MW
Outside Track
Terminal
Inside Track
Terminal
5-16v
50V.A.
Electronic
Lionel RS-1
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
0-18v
50V.A.
Electronic
Lionel RW
U
A
9-19v
110-Watt
Standard
Lionel SW
U
A
Unknown
130-Watt
Standard
Lionel TW
U
A
8-18v
175-Watt
Standard
Lionel ZW
A,B,C or D
U
8-20v
275-Watt
Standard
Lionel Post-War
Celebration
Series ZW
A,B,C or D
Common
0-20v
135/190 Watt
Electronic
Electronic
* Conventional Mode Only
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Additional Features Accessible with the
DCS Remote Control System:
(additional equipment required)
While conventional mode operation of a Proto-Sound® 2.0 engine yields wonderfully
realistic sound and several train control features, command mode operation allows the user
to access a world of command functions never before accessible to O Gauge railroaders.
With the addition of the DCS Remote Control System (including a DCS remote handheld
and Track Interface Unit) users gain many advanced features, including:
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DCS Proto-Speed Control - Establishes desired locomotive speed in scale miles per
hour increments via a thumbwheel control and allows operator to set maximum speed
and acceleration/deceleration rates
ProtoSmoke® Variable Output Control - Controls how much smoke each engine
outputs and matches smoke to locomotive speed
Locomotive Lighting Control - Controls locomotive headlights, marker and interior
lights, beacon lights, ditch lights, and MARS lights
Emergency Stop-Single button push stops all Proto-Sound 2.0 trains but does not turn
off the power
One Touch Global Mute/UnMute-Single button mutes or unmutes all DCS-controlled
locomotives' user-defined actions, including sound, lights, and smoke
Proto-Dispatch Operation-Public Address-like feature allows users to speak through
locomotive speaker during operation
Proto-Cast-Allows users to play audio recordings through locomotive speaker during
operation
Proto-Doppler Sound Effects Set Up-Users can configure locomotive for Doppler
Operation, including setting distance points for Doppler start, repeat, and stop modes
Independent Volume Control of Engine Sounds, Bell, Horn & Whistle for each
Locomotive
Control up to 50 different DCS-Equipped Locomotives at one time with multiple TIUs
Proto-Effects™ Set Up-User can select individual Proto-Effects™ operations to be
active or inactive, including cab chatter, train wreck sounds, coupler sounds, and wheel
clickety-clack sounds
Direction Control Set Up-User can set initial individual start-up direction (start in
forward or reverse) for double-heading operations
Locomotive Consist Set-up-User can determine locomotive values for consist makeups, allowing multiple locomotives belonging to a consist to operate together
Query Locomotive Information-User can query locomotive programming to learn
locomotive address and engine data information, including scale miles traveled
User Can Query, Set and Operate Track and Accessory Interface Units for
Programming Digital Command Operations for up to 250 Accessories and 250
Individual Switches
User Can Script, Record and Playback Train Routes
Operating instructions for all DCS Command features will accompany the DCS remote
control equipment.
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Service & Warranty Information
How to Get Service Under the Terms of the Limited One-Year Warranty
When you suspect an item is defective, please check the operator's manual for standard operation and troubleshooting techniques that may correct the problem. Additional information may be found on the M.T.H. Website.
Should you still require service, follow the instructions below to obtain warranty service.
First, e-mail, write, call or fax M.T.H. Electric Trains or a M.T.H. Authorized Service Center (ASC) in your area
to obtain Repair Authorization. You can find the list of ASCs on the M.T.H. Website, www.mth-railking.com.
Authorized Service Centers are required to make warranty repairs on items sold only from that store; all other
repairs may-- or may not be done at the store's own discretion. If you did not purchase the item directly from
the ASC, you will need to select a National Authorized Service Center (NASC) or contact M.T.H. Electric Trains
directly. NASC Dealers are compensated by M.T.H. to perform warranty service for any customer whose repair
qualifies for warranty service. A list of NASC retailers can be located on the M.T.H. Website or by calling 410381-2580. Should the warranty no longer apply, you may choose either an ASC or NASC retailer to service your
M.T.H. Product. A reasonable service fee will be charged.
CAUTION: Make sure the product is packed in its original factory packaging including its foam and plastic
wrapping material to prevent damage to the merchandise. There is no need to return the entire set if only one
of the components is in need of repair unless otherwise instructed by the Service Center. The shipment must be
prepaid and we recommend that it be insured. A cover letter including your name, address, daytime
phone number, e-mail address (if available), Return Authorization number (if required by the service
center, a copy of your sales receipt and a full description of the problem must be included to facilitate
the repairs. Please include the description regardless of whether you discussed the problem with a
service technician when contacting the Service Center for your Return Authorization.
Please make sure you have followed the instructions carefully before returning any merchandise for service.
Authorized M.T.H. Service Centers are independently owned and operated and are not agents or representatives
of M.T.H. Electric Trains. M.T.H. assumes no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for material left in their
possession, or work done, by privately owned M.T.H. Authorized Service Centers.
If you need assistance at any time email MTH Service at service@mth-railking.com, or call 410 381-2580.
Limited One-Year Warranty
All M.T.H. products purchased from an Authorized M.T.H. Retailer are covered by this warranty.
See our Website to identify an Authorized M.T.H. Retailer near you.
M.T.H. products are warrantied for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material or
workmanship, excluding wear items such as light bulbs, pick-up rollers, batteries, smoke unit wicks, and traction
tires. We will replace or credit (at our option) any defective item with a manufactured suggested retail price of
$279.95 or less (excluding all motive power and electronic items), if the item is returned to an M.T.H. Authorized
Service Center (ASC) or M.T.H. National Authorized Service Center (NASC) within one year of the original date
of purchase. For any item with an MSRP greater than $279.95 (including all motive power and electronics), We
will repair, replace or credit (at our option) the defective item without charge for the parts or labor, if the item is
returned to an M.T.H. Authorized Service Center (ASC) or M.T.H. National Authorized Service Center (NASC)
within one year of the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover damages caused by improper care,
handling, or use. Transportation costs incurred by the customer to ship the product for warranty service are not
covered under this warranty.
Items sent for repair must be accompanied by a return authorization number, a description of the problem, and
a copy of the original sales receipt from an Authorized M.T.H. Retailer stating the date of purchase. If you are
sending this product to an Authorized Service Center, contact that Center for their return authorization.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from state to state. Specific
questions regarding the warranty may be forwarded to M.T.H. directly.
Service Department
M.T.H. Electric Trains
7020 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD 21046-1532
410-381-2580
service@mth-railking.com