RailKing 30-2916-0 SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine Operator’s Manual

RailKing 30-2916-0 SD70ACe Imperial Diesel Engine Operator’s Manual
RKS SD70ACE Diesel Engine
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
(Horn & Bell)
Compatibility
This engine will operate on any traditional O-31
Gauge track system, including M.T.H.’s
RealTrax® or ScaleTrax™ or traditional tubular
track. It is also compatible with most standard
AC transformers. (See page 11 for a complete
list of compatible transformers and wiring
instructions.)
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Table of Contents
Set Up Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operation Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Manual Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Lubrication and Greasing Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Traction Tire Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Locomotive Head Lamp Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Transformer Compatibility Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Service and Warranty Information...............................................................12
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 observed, including the following:
Read this manual thoroughly before using this device.
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M.T.H. recommends that all users and persons supervising use examine the hobby transformer and other electronic equipment
periodically for conditions that may result in the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, such as damage to the primary
cord, plug blades, housing, output jacks or other parts. In the event such conditions exist, the train set should not be used until
properly repaired.
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Do not operate your layout unattended. Obstructed accessories or stalled trains may overheat, resulting in damage to your layout.
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This train set is intended for indoor use. Do not use if water is present. Serious injury or fatality may result.
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Do not operate the hobby transformer with damaged cord, plug, switches, buttons or case.
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The transformer was designed to operate on regular US household current (120 volt, 50-60 Hertz). Do not connect to any other
source of power.
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To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not disassemble the transformer unit. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. If the
unit is damaged contact M.T.H. Service for instructions.
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The transformer is equipped with an internal circuit protector. If the circuit protector trips, unplug the power cord from the
electrical wall outlet, check your layout for any short circuits. The circuit breaker will reset automatically when the short is
removed from the circuit.
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Unplug the transformer from the electrical wall outlet when not in use.
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Do not use this transformer for other than its intended purpose.
Transformer Ratings:
Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz Only, Output: Z-750: 21VAC 3.75A 78VA; 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
r Lubricate the engine
Lubricating the Engine
Lubricate all exposed moving parts before operating using a multi-purpose, plasticcompatible oil (available with M.T.H.'s Maintenance Kit (#30-50010) , sold
separately) or a light household oil. Follow the lubrication points.
Lubricate Axles
Grease Gears
Lubricate Pick-Up Rollers
(Do Not Lube the Flat Part
of Pick-Up Rollers)
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Basic Operation
The Throttle knob controls how fast your train will travel. Turn the throttle knob
up 1/8 to 1/4-way, until the engine 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.
Activating Features
Throttle - To increase or decrease track voltage, and therefore train speed, turn the
throttle control knob. Turning clockwise will increase voltage and speed, while
turning 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.
Bell - To sound the bell, in an engine equipped with a bell firmly press and release
the Bell button. To turn the bell off, press and release the Bell button again. The
bell will continue to ring from the time you turn it on until you press and release
the button again to turn it off.
Horn/Whistle - To sound the horn/whistle, firmly press the horn/whistle button.
The horn or whistle will sound for as long as you continue to depress the button.
It will stop when you release the button.
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.
Cycle Phases
Neutral
Reverse
Forward
Neutral
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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. You must first remove the fan cover to access the manual
volume control.
Remove Fan Cover to Access Manual Volume Control
Manual Volume Control
Manual Volume Control
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Maintenance
DO NOT
OVER OIL
Lubricating and Greasing Instructions
The engine should be well oiled and greased in order to run properly.
Regularly lubricate all axles and pickup rollers 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 Pick Up Roller Axles (L)
Lubrication Points on the Locomotive
Lubricate All Wheel Axles (L)
The locomotive’s internal gearing was greased at the factory and should not need
additional grease until after 50 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes
first. Follow the greasing instructions below. Note that in some tightly packed
engines you may need to move internal components temporarily in order to access
the gears.
1. To access the gear box, remove the cab from the chassis by unscrewing the body
mount screws shown below and lifting the cab from the chassis.
Motor Mount Screw
Motor Mount Screw
Body Mount Screws
Body Mount Screw
Body Removal Screw Locations
2. Once the cab is removed, remove the trucks by unscrewing the black Phillips
motor mount screw located on the underside of the drive trucks (see above).
3. Once the motor mount screw has been removed, pull the motor away from the
truck block and lightly coat the motor worm gear and bronze drive gear (in the
truck block) with grease.
4. Reassemble the truck and motor, being careful not to pinch any wires between
the truck block and motor mount.
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5. After repeating the procedure for the other motor, reassemble the chassis and
body, being careful that the wire harnesses are not caught between the chassis and
body, and reinstall the body mount screws.
Lubricate the outside truck block idler and drive gears with grease. Use the
diagram shown below as a guide and add grease to the points marked.
Grease Idler Gear (G)
Greasing The Idler Gears
Cleaning The Wheels, Tires, 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.
Maintenance Kit (30-50010)
Track Cleaning Block (40-1099)
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.
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Traction Tire Replacement Instructions
Your locomotive is equipped with two neoprene rubber traction tires on each
powered truck block. While these tires are extremely durable, you may need to
replace them at some point.
First, remove the truck sides from the truck block. To do this, turn your engine
upside down. If there are visible Phillips screw heads between the truck frame and
truck block (see below), go to step A. If not, go to step B.
A. Remove the two Phillips screws that attach each truck side to the truck block.
B. Remove the trucks from the chassis as described in lubricating and greasing
instructions. Remove the truck sides from the trucks in order to slip the new tire
over the grooved drive wheel. Once the truck sides have been removed:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Reassemble in reverse order.
One set of replacement tires is packaged with the model. Additional tires are
available directly from the M.T.H. Parts Department (Order online: www.mthrailking.com, e-mail: parts@mth-railking.com,Fax: 410-423-0009, Phone: 410-3812500, Mail: 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046-1532, ).
Truck Side Mounting Screws
are on top of truck block
follow step B above
Motor Mount Screw
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Locomotive Head Lamp Replacement
To replace a burned out head lamp on this locomotive, follow these instructions.
Follow the cab removal instructions in the “Lubrication and Greasing
Instructions” section on pg. 6 of this manual.
Once the body has been removed, locate the burned out lamp(s).
Carefully remove lamp(s) from mounting. Disconnect the lamp harness from main
wire harness.
Replacement lamp harnesses are available directly 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, ).
Connect replacement lamp harness and reassemble in reverse.
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Troubleshooting
Although the horn and bell model has been designed and engineered for ease of
use, you may have some questions during initial operation. The following table
should answer most questions. If your problem cannot be resolved with this table,
contact M.T.H. for assistance (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, ).
Starting Up
Remedy
When I first turn the power on, the This is normal behavior. To prevent accidental high-speed
engine will not begin to run.
start-ups, the model is programmed to start up in neutral
anytime track power has been turned off for several seconds.
The engine will not start after I press You may not be sending enough power to the track to power
the engine. Press the throttle up for a few more seconds to
the Direction button.
increase track power.
Horn
Remedy
I can't get the horn to blow when I You may be pressing the button too quickly. Try pressing
press the horn button.
the whistle button more slowly, taking approximately one
full second to fully depress the button.
Bell
Remedy
I can't get the bell to ring when I press You may be pressing the button too quickly. Try pressing
the bell button more slowly, taking approximately one full
the bell button.
second to fully depress the button.
Volume
Remedy
No sound horn or bell sounds.
Volume is set too low, adjust master volume control on the
bottom of the chassis clockwise to increase the volume or
check connector to speaker.
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Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart
The Horn & Bell model 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
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
Powermaster
Electronic
* Conventional Mode Only
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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
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