ELECTRIC TRAINS PREMIER GP 7/9 DIESEL ENGINE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Thank you for purchasing the Premier® production of General Motors’ GP 7/9 diesel engine. The engine’s durable ABS body and die-cast trucks are traditionally sized for operation on most O-31 Gauge track. The engine should operate for years with most compatible AC transformers (see the chart on page 31 for a list of compatible transformers) and is completely compatible with most 3-rail locomotives, rolling stock and accessories. The locomotive is equipped with Proto sound® Digital Sound and train control system which contains several deluxe features that are simple and fun to operate. Each feature is described among the following pages which should be read before the engine is operated. For those of you who can’t wait to get started, the Quick Start Basic Operating Instructionsfound on Pages 3 and 4 should be read so that you understand the basics of the operating system. Please note that some features are only found in the Proto sound® models and are marked as such. Features not marked as Proto sound® features are available in all models. Table Of Contents QUICK START - BASIC OPERATION PROTO SOUNDS®OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Proto sound® ECRU® Reverse Unit Operation(All 3-Rail Models) Horn Operation Bell Operation ProtoCoupler™ Operation Squeaking Brake Sounds Tips On Using Squeaking Brakes Freight Yard Sounds (FYS) Tips On Using The Freight Yard Sounds Self-Charging Battery Backup System Replacing The Battery Proto sound® Volume Adjustment OPERATING AND PROGRAMMING PROTO-SOUND® FEATURES Entering RESET Options Setting The Engine Volume Programming For Squeaking Brake Operation Programming For Horn In Neutral Operation Programming For ProtoCoupler™ Operation Programming For FYS Operation Resetting All Proto sound® Options To Factory Defaults Programming For Cab Chatter Sounds OIL & LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS TRACTION TIRE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS LIGHT BULB REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT TROUBLE SHOOTING PROTO SOUND™ PROBLEMS Proto sound® RESET Feature Chart Transformer Wiring Chart EXPLODED VIEWS AND PARTS LIST O-31 OPERATION SERVICE AND WARRANTY INFORMATION HOW TO GET SERVICE LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY 2 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 24 25 26 30 31 32 35 36 36 36 QUICK START - BASIC OPERATION The GP 7/9 contains state-of-the art electronics with several built-in automatic features for incredibly realistic operation. Despite these advanced features, the GP 7/9 is easy to operate with any compatible standard AC transformer (see the compatibility chart on page 31). All models are controlled by a Proto sound® ECRU® electronic reverse unit. The reverse unit operates in the same manner that all reverse units function by using forward, neutral and reverse states that are entered each time the throttle is turned on and off or by using the transformer direction switch (if so equipped). The reverse unit is designed to ignore dirty track, dead spots on switches or minor short circuits without disrupting the engine operation, even at slow, prototypical speeds. Once the engine is placed on the track, the throttle on the DCRU® Electronic Reverse Unit transformer can be advanced. You Lockout Switch will see that only the engine’s lights Figure 1: Proto sound® ECRU® Lockout Switch come on and that only two dings of the Proto sound® bell occur followed by the diesel start-up sounds (on Proto sound® equipped 3-rail models). The engine does not run. This is known as the RESET state and is explained in more Neutral detail beginning on Page 4. The Proto sound® ECRU® will not Forward RESET Reverse power the motors until the throttle Neutral is turned OFF and then ON again. Figure 2: ECRU™ Cycle Phases At this point, the engine will now function just like any other electronic or mechanical E-unit. On Proto sound® equipped engines, the diesel engine sounds will change in volume as the engine begins to move. The horn can be activated by pressing the whistle button on the transformer just as any horn would be activated. See the sections later in this guide, beginning on page 5, for more information on activating the horn and bell sounds. 3 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual PROTO SOUNDS® OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS The MTH Proto sound® digital sound and train control system provides the operator with unprecedented realistic operation on your model railroad. In addition to actual diesel engine, CD-equivalent 16-bit digital sounds, you get the following features: 1. ∗ Built-In Proto-sound® DCRU® Reverse Unit * Authentic Diesel Engine Horn Sound * Authentic Diesel Engine Bell Sound * Squeaking Brake Sound * Freight Yard Sounds * Operating Remote Controlled ProtoCoupler™ * Self-Recharging Battery Back-Up System With Automatic Battery Shut-Off * Remotely Controlled Reverse Unit Lock-Out * Remotely Adjustable Diesel Engine Volume * Authentic Diesel Engine Start Up & Shut Down Sounds * Random Selection of Four “Cab Chatter" Radio Transmission Sound Clips * Each feature is described among the following pages. Though the system is easy to use, we encourage you to read the instructions thoroughly. Proto sound® DCRU® REVERSE UNIT As mentioned in the Basic Operating section, the engine is controlled by a Proto sound® DCRU® reverse unit that contains the standard forward-neutral-reverse states found on most reverse units. However, as described earlier, when power is first applied to the track, the reverse unit begins in RESET or what seems like a neutral state. Power must be interrupted again to get the locomotive to enter the forward state. It is this first RESET state that gives ProtoSound® its unique, remote controlled functions. The system will enter RESET whenever power to the track is off for three or more seconds. NEUTRAL will be referred to as the state between Forward and Reverse. ProtoSounds® is equipped with a microprocessor, that, depending on the amount of memory it is allotted, allows the user to utilize several remotely activated functions. In the simplest terms, ProtoSounds® has its own “Computer" controlling these functions. In order to access many of these remotely controlled functions, the user must be in the RESET state to do so. RESET is entered anytime power to the locomotive has been off for more than 3 to 5 seconds. When the engine first enters RESET, the microprocessor initiates a system check to determine if the system, 4 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual transformer and engine are operating correctly. This takes approximately 5 seconds during which you will hear the engine’s startup sounds begin. In order for ProtoSounds® to properly initiate the system check, do not advance the transformer throttle past 10 volts when you first enter RESET, wait for the diesel startup sounds to begin and then slowly turn the transformer throttle to the off position and then back on again to enter the forward phase. Interrupting the power too quickly may cause the system to re-enter RESET (signaled by two dings of the bell). Should this happen, wait longer before interrupting the power to enter the Forward phase. ProtoSounds® comes with several programmable functions, including Engine Volume Adjustment, Separate Bell Button Operation (pre-programmed at the factory), Cab Chatter On/Off Control, ProtoCoupler On/Off Control and Horn-In-Neutral Operation. Each of these features are described in more detail later. You will notice that when in RESET, your engine will not respond to the whistle button with a horn blast or continuous bell ringing. In fact, when in RESET and the whistle button is depressed, only one single bell chime will be heard each time the whistle button is pressed. If you don’t want to configure or change your locomotive using any of these programmable features, simply leave RESET and wait 5 seconds before interrupting the power to put the engine in forward. After you leave RESET, your engine will operate normally in all the direction states of forward, neutral and reverse. HORN OPERATION Your GP 7/9 ProtoSound® equipped engine is equipped with a digital recording of a diesel horn. The horn sound can be activated anytime the engine is in forward or reverse by pressing the whistle button on your transformer. The horn will continue to blow as long as the whistle button is depressed. The horn will not function in RESET and must be configured through a RESET option to allow the horn to work when the engine is in neutral. See page 17 for information on horn programming in the Using RESET To Program ProtoSounds® section of this manual. BELL OPERATION Your GP 7/9 ProtoSound® equipped engine is equipped with a digital recording of an actual diesel bell. Unlike previous versions of ProtoSounds®, the bell can be turned on or off with any separate bell button, like the Lionel® Railsounds® No. 5906 Bell Button, by simply 5 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual pushing the button. If you don’t have a separate bell button, the bell can be controlled through your transformer’s whistle button whenever the engine is in NEUTRAL. The bell will never ring continuously in RESET (Remember NEUTRAL is the state between Forward and Reverse). Once the bell is turned on, it will continue to ring when the engine is cycled into forward or reverse until you press the bell button or re-enter NEUTRAL and turn the bell off with the whistle button. To turn the bell on using the transformer’s whistle button, turn on power to the track and cycle the engine into NEUTRAL. Turn the throttle to 8 volts or less (any higher voltage will arm the ProtoCoupler™) and press the whistle button. The bell should begin chiming. To turn the bell off, press the whistle button again. If you want to keep the bell on while running the engine, simply interrupt the power with the transformer throttle or the transformer directional switch and enter forward or reverse. PROTO-COUPLER™ OPERATION Your GP 7/9 ProtoSound® equipped locomotive has two coil-wound ProtoCouplers™ for remote uncoupling action. The couplers are mounted on the power trucks. Because the ProtoCoupler™ is controlled through ProtoSounds® microprocessor, it doesn’t require an uncoupling track section or modification to your layout to function. The three simple steps below are required to operate the coupler. 1. Put your engine in NEUTRAL and turn the throttle all the way up. 2. Press the transformer whistle button to “Arm" the coupler. (You will hear a “Clank") 3. After arming the coupler, press the whistle button again to open the coupler. Put Engine In Neutral At Full Power See The Coupler Open And Listen For The Cha-Chusshh Sound Listen For The Ca-Clunk Sound H H Press & Release The Whistle Button Press & Release The Whistle Button 6 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual When the knuckle fires open you will hear the buzzing of the coil energizing and the sound of the air lines coming apart. It can best be described as a CHA-CHUSHHH sound. The coupler doesn’t have to be fired in NEUTRAL. Once the Lubricate Coupler Rivet coupler is armed it can be fired in Forward, Neutral or Reverse. However, you may find that the coupler doesn’t open when firing the coupler at high speeds. Reduce the voltage setting on your transformer if this occurs and run your engine at a slower speed before firing the coupler. If the coupler continues to open erratically, try Figure 3: Lubricating The ProtoCouplers lubricating the knuckle with light oil as indicated in Fig. 3. For multiple heading purposes, only one of the two ProtoCouplers™ will function at any one time. Use the coupler direction switch as shown in Fig. 5 on page 16 to select either the front or rear coupler. Simply slide the switch toward the direction of the coupler you want to make active. SQUEAKING BRAKE SOUNDS ProtoSound® equipped engines feature the ability to play the sound of squeaking brakes whenever your engine slows in speed. There are two settings for activating the squeaking brake sounds. The default setting allows the brake sounds to play while the engine is in forward or reverse and the transformer throttle is lowered from a high setting to a low setting (14 volts to 8 volts or less). The second setting requires that a bell button be used to “arm” the brake feature and is explained in more detail in the “Activating Freight Yard Sounds” section found later in this manual. The sound itself is a stored record on the ProtoSounds® software chip and will always play the same brake sound for the same three second length each Throttle Down From High Voltage To Low Listen For The Squeaking Brake Sounds 7 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual time the voltage is reduced from high to low. Some practice may be required to synchronize the playing of the brake sounds with the movement of the engine. It is not uncommon for the engine to stop before the brake sound is completed. Operators will find that by coordinating the movement of the throttle setting from 8 volts to off will allow the engine to maintain its movement while the brake sounds play. Note: The brake sounds will not be heard if the transformer throttle is not set above 14 volts and/or not reduced below 8 volts. TIPS ON USING THE SQUEAKING BRAKE FEATURE Users will find the squeaking brake feature to be a very realistic way to simulate the sound of an engine slowing down for curves, crossings or coming to a stop at a station, side track or switch yard. However, you may find that your engine continues to play the brake sounds once your engine comes to a stop, or that the sounds stop before the engine comes to a complete halt. For example, if you simply run the engine and turn the throttle off quickly, the brake sounds will likely continue playing even though the engine has come to a complete stop. This annoying effect can be eliminated by simply practicing with the brake feature. In no time, you will quickly learn how to “feather" the throttle to keep the engine moving while the brake sounds play and then turning the throttle off just as the sounds stop. 8 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Operating Proto-Sound Freight Yard Sound Effects Freight Yard Sounds (FYS) Proto-Sound® is equipped with operator controlled Freight Yard Sounds, referred to as FYS. The FYS sequence is designed to simulate the arrival, unloading, loading and departure of a freight train in a freight yard. This easy-to-use feature allows you to play digitally recorded sounds of freight yard operations while your engine is parked in the Neutral State. No additional wires or modifications are needed to enjoy these amazing sound effects. The sounds themselves are randomly “shuffled” by the Proto-Sound® computer. This gives the system the ability to play the various sounds in a different order each time FYS is enabled. Quick Overview- FYS Sounds The following is a quick over view on how you can operate FYS. The train on track moving Forward or Reverse direction. B B Press and Hold Bell Button For 3+ Seconds, Listen For a Horn Blast or Air Release, then Remove your Finger from the Button. Press Bell Button Again Quickly to Stop Bell Chime. Your train is now ready for you to play the FYS. 9 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Bell d OR Horn Whistle Direction To Play FYS, Stop Train Direction. This Can Be Done by Pressing the DIRECTION Button or Cycling the Transformer Handle. At This Time the Train Will Stop in Neutral. In a Few Seconds, A Man Whistling Plays, Followed by a Background Noise. STOP Bell d OR Horn Whistle Direction Bell d OR Horn Whistle Direction Change/Press Direction- The Train Will Remain In Neutral. It Will Continue to Play More Background Noises. Change/Press Direction- The Train Will Remain In Neutral. You Will Hear a Double Air Release, A Man Whistling Plays, More Background Noises. Bell d OR Horn Whistle Direction Change/Press Direction- The Train Will Remain In Neutral. You Will Hear Closing Doors, Horn Blast, a Few Bell Chimes and Engine Departs in the Direction the Engine First Stopped. GO For more detailed FYS instructions, read the following. 10 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Activating Freight Yard Sounds (FYS) - Detailed Instructions Arming The Freight Yard Sounds Feature Before the Passenger Station sounds can be heard, the feature must be activated. The feature can be activated in one of two ways Put Engine In Neutral, Forward or Reverse Listen For The Start Of The Bell Sound Press & Hold The Railsounds® Bell Button For 3 Seconds Listen For The Air Release Sound After 3 Seconds Option 1: If you are using the Z-750™ transformer, or any transformer with a separate bell button controller, you can activate the feature by simply pressing and holding the bell button for at least three seconds (it does not matter if you are in Listen For The Put Engine In Neutral Start Of The Bell Sound At Low Power forward, neutral or reverse). You will hear the bell turn on and, after three seconds, H you should hear a short Listen For The Press & Hold whistle blast or air release. Air Release Sound The Whistle Button After 3 Seconds For 3 Seconds Once the whistle blast or air release is heard, the bell button can be released. The bell will continue to chime, so if you want to turn off the bell ringing, simply press and release the bell button. If you were in neutral, interrupt the transformer throttle to enter the next directional state (either forward or reverse). (Note: the FYS will only play in the first Neutral after it is armed. You cannot interrupt the power twice to enter another direction and still have the FYS active.) You can now trigger the sounds to begin playing when you next enter Neutral. Option 2: If you do not have a separate bell button available, you can activate the FYS using your transformer’s whistle button control. To arm the FYS, turn on the transformer throttle and cycle your engine into Neutral (not RESET). Once in neutral, set the transformer throttle to 8 volts or less and press and hold the whistle button for at least three seconds. You will hear the bell turn on and, after three seconds, you should hear a short whistle blast. Once the whistle blast or air release is heard, the whistle button can be released. The bell will continue to chime, so it you want to turn off the bell ringing, simply press and release the whistle button. Interrupt the transformer throttle to enter the next directional state (either forward or reverse). (Note: the FYS will only play in the first Neutral after 11 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual it is armed. You cannot interrupt the power twice to enter another direction and still have the FYS active.) You can now trigger the sounds to begin playing when you next enter Neutral. Triggering Freight Yard Sounds Once the FYS feature has been activated, it will be played the next time the engine enters neutral. At this point, Proto-Sound® will take over control of your engine, disabling the bell and whistle button. In addition, Proto-Sound® reconfigures the Put Engine In Neutral Listen For Air Release Sound At Low Power way the reverse unit functions And Cab Chatter Message during the operation of the FYS feature. This forces the engine to leave your freight yard in the same direction as it arrived. The following operator controlled “Events” control the FYS’s actions and sounds. (Note: The direction states shown assume the FYS is entered from forward. If entering the freight yard in reverse, the direction states shown will be reversed.) Event 1: Interrupt the transformer throttle to cycle the engine from forward into neutral. If the throttle was at 14 volts or higher, the squeaking brakes sound will play. Once the engine is stopped, the throttle must be turned on to keep it in the neutral state. Note: Failure to turn the throttle back on within 3 seconds of leaving forward will disable FYS and shutdown Proto-Sound®. The next time power is turned on, the engine will be in the RESET position. See page 18 for additional information on RESET. If the bell was not turned off after arming FYS, it is now turned off automatically. Interrupt Throttle To Listen For Engine After entering neutral, Proto-Sound will Enter The Next Phase Rumbling Sound immediately play a horn blast or an air release sound, followed approximately 2 seconds later by a man whistling and a freight car door sliding open. At this point, various freight yard sounds can be heard, including loading and unloading operations, engine sounds, yardman “slang,” and additional freight car door sounds. 12 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Event 2: Interrupt the transformer throttle again to cycle the engine from neutral into Throttle To reverse. In order to have the engine leave the Interrupt Enter The Next Phase yard in the same direction it entered Proto-Sound® disables the motors in this reverse state to prevent the engine from Listen For The Sound running backwards. FYS confirms reverse is Of Box Door Closing entered by playing a sound highlight best described as a rumbling sound. You may have to go through the entire FYS sequence several times before you clearly identify this sound. After the rumbling highlight is played, the freight yard sounds heard in Event 1 will continue to play. Event 3: Interrupt the transformer throttle again to cycle the engine from reverse back to neutral. FYS confirms that the engine is now in neutral by sounding two quick air releases. This is followed approximately two seconds later by a man whistling and continued freight yard loading and unloading sounds. Event 4: Interrupt the transformer throttle again to complete the FYS feature and cycle the engine into forward. FYS confirms it has entered forward by playing the sound of the freight car door closing. Within two seconds, the whistle will sound two short blasts (three if entering reverse), and the bell will begin to chime. After a few chimes of the bell, the engine will begin moving in forward with the bell continuing to ring. A few seconds later, the bell will turn off, and the engine will resume normal operation. Interrupt Throttle To Enter The Next Phase Note: When entering Event 4, it is important to set the transformer throttle at a high enough setting that the engine will begin to move when the motors are Listen For 2 activated. However, the throttle should Air Release Sounds not be too high for the engine to maintain a safe operating speed. 13 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual TIPS ON USING FYS FEATURES FYS is a unique feature of Proto-Sound® that is completely controlled by the operator. You decide how, when or if you want to utilize the feature. By reviewing the following tips, you should find solutions or suggestions to the various operating scenarios you might encounter when using FYS. Tip #1: You can escape the FYS sequence by interrupting the transformer throttle before the man’s whistle plays in Stage 1 (neutral). Tip #2: You can exit FYS at anytime by turning the transformer throttle Off for 15 seconds. Tip #3: You do not have to be in Forward to utilize FYS. For example, if you activate the FYS feature while in Reverse your train to leave the station/yard in the same reverse direction that it arrived in. Tip #4: You can use FYS even if you are double-heading with another engine regardless of whether the second engine is equipped with an FYS programmed Proto-Sound® module. If the second engine isn’t equipped with FYS, the only thing to remember is not to turn up the transformer throttle very high when entering Reverse in Stage 2. If the throttle is set too high, then the second locomotive will begin vibrating on the track as its motors will be turning in reverse. If your second engine is equipped with FYS, you may want to disable the FYS when used in double-headed operations. To disable FYS, see the section on programming RESET functions on page 18 of this manual. Tip #5: You can leave any of the event stages at any time by simply interrupting the transformer throttle. Any sound effects programmed to play in that event will simply not occur. The only exceptions are Event 1 and Event 4. In Event 1, interrupting the throttle has no effect on FYS until after the man’s whistle has completed and the freight car doors have opened. In Event 4, you cannot interrupt FYS until after the engine begins to move. Interrupting the throttle before the engine begins to move has no effect on the locomotive’s operation. 14 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual SELF-CHARGING BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM Proto-Sound® includes a self-charging battery backup system for improved performance at any speed. The battery ensures that power to the sound system will remain on during directional changes, while setting RESET options or when traveling over spots of dirty track and switches. The self-recharging battery backup system is automatically turned on or off. There no switches needed to enjoy the benefits of the automatic battery backup system. Proto-Sound® contains a warning alarm if the battery backup system fails to automatically disengage when track power is turned off. Should the backup system fail, you will hear a repeating whistle blast indicating that this has occurred. Should this happen, unplug the battery from the Proto-Sound® module (to prevent the battery from being run down) and contact MTH for instructions on returning the train for repair. REPLACING THE PROTOSOUND® BATTERY The Proto-Sound® battery (located in the tender body), is a special NiCad 7-cell, 8.4v battery -NOT the 6-cell, 7.2v battery found in most convenience stores. The battery is continually charged from the track when power is applied above 11 volts. Should last for up to five years. In addition, the NiCad battery is a dry battery and should not leak or cause any damage to your locomotive during its lifetime. The 6-cell NiCad is NOT recommended for use with Proto-Sound® applications. If you notice that the sounds seem distorted or garbled at low voltages or become immediately silent when power from the transformer is shut off, the battery may be failing. Before replacing the battery, you should put the engine in NEUTRAL and leave the transformer throttle set at about 12 volts for 15 minutes. This should temporarily recharge the battery. If the garbled or distorted sounds are reduced, then your battery charge has worn down. You can give your battery a full charge by leaving the engine ON in the NEUTRAL position for 6 hours. Note: When charging the battery in neutral, if your trains contains a Smoke Unit should be turned OFF to prevent damage to the wick and the heating elements. If you need to replace the battery, they are available from MTH Proto-Sound® Electronics at 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046-1532. A standard 9v alkaline battery can be substituted as a temporary fix, but, since alkaline batteries can’t take a charge, it will eventually wear down. 15 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual PROTOSOUND® VOLUME ADJUSTMENT Your Proto-Sound® system has two types of volume adjustment. A manual turn knob on the bottom of the chassis (See Fig. 13 below) allows you to control all the sounds in the system and a remote control “RESET" option (Option # 6) allows you to control the volume level of the engine chuff sounds remotely from the transformer. Turning the volume adjustment knob one direction will increase the volume. Turning it the opposite direction will lower the volume of all sounds: bell, whistle, and enhanced neutral sounds. For information on operating the RESET volume adjustment option, see the section entitled “Programming Proto-Sound® RESET Options” on the following pages. Proto-Sound® Volume Control Figure 4: Adjusting The ProtoSound Volume and selecting the ProtoCoupler™ Proto-Coupler Selection Switch Figure 5: Proto-Coupler Selection Switch 16 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Operating & Programming Proto-Sound® Programmable Features As mentioned in the Basic Operating section, the engine is controlled by an electronic DCRU® reverse unit that contains the standard forward-neutral-reverse states found on most reverse units. However, when power is first applied to the track, the reverse unit begins in RESET, similar to a neutral state. Power must be interrupted again to get the locomotive to enter the forward state. It is this first RESET state that gives Proto-Sound® its unique, remote controlled functions. Proto-Sound® is equipped with a microprocessor that allows the user to utilize several remotely activated functions. In the simplest terms, Proto-Sound® has its own “Computer" controlling these functions. In order to access many of these remotely controlled functions, the unit must be in the RESET state. RESET is entered anytime power to the locomotive has been off for more than 3 seconds. When the engine first enters RESET, the microprocessor initiates a system check to determine if the system, transformer and engine are operating correctly. This takes approximately 5 seconds during which you will hear the engine’s startup sounds begin. In order for Proto-Sound® to properly initiate the system check, do not advance the transformer throttle past 10 volts when you first enter RESET, wait for the startup sounds to play, then slowly turn the transformer throttle to the off position and back on again to enter forward. Interrupting the power too quickly may cause the system to re-enter RESET (signaled by two dings of the bell). Should this happen, wait longer before interrupting the power to enter the forward phase. Proto-Sound® comes with several programmable functions, including remote Steam Chuff Volume Adjustment, Whistle In Neutral Operation, ProtoCoupler® On/Off Control, Squeaking Brakes and Freight Yard Sound Proto-Effects™. Each of these features is described in more detail in the following sections. When in RESET, your engine will not respond as normal to the horn/whistle or bell button. In fact, when in RESET only one single bell chime will be heard each time the horn/whistle button is pressed. If you don’t want to change your locomotives settings using any of the programmable features, simply leave RESET (waiting 5 seconds before interrupting the power) and put the engine into forward. Remember though, that once power is turned off for more than 3 seconds, the next time power is applied to the track, your engine will be back in RESET. 17 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual USING RESET TO PROGRAM PROTO-SOUND® Proto-Sound® is equipped with several programmable features which are accessed in the RESET state by moving the transformer throttle up and down between full voltage and low voltage (8 volts) without shutting the transformer off completely. Each time this is done you advance, one feature at a time, through the available options. An air-release sound is heard each time the throttle is advanced and returned. In addition, there are special sounds to tell you what RESET position you are in. For example, if you want to select Feature 2, put the engine in RESET, and move the throttle up and down from full throttle to low two times. After the second advance, you will hear two “clinks" indicating that the computer is now in Feature 2. Advance the throttle again and you will hear three “clinks" for Feature 3. Advance it two more times and you will hear a “clank" indicating that you are now in Feature 5. Advance the throttle two more times and you will hear a “clank" and two “clinks" indicating Feature 7. ((5 throttle advancements = 1 clank) + (2 throttle advancements = 2 clinks)). “Clank” + “Clink" + “Clink" = Feature 7. You can advance the throttle as quickly as you like and the computer will still remember the number of times the throttle is advanced by playing back the number of “Clinks" and “Clanks" to confirm the feature you’ve selected. In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Up & Down From High Voltage To Low 2 Times Advance The Throttle Up & Down From High Voltage To Low 4 More Times Listen For The 2 Clink Sounds 18 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Listen For 1 Clank And 1 Clink Sounds Remotely Adjusting The Engine Volume - Reset Feature 6 – (1 Clank, 1 Clink) Reset Feature 6 allows you to change the volume setting of the chuff sounds without affecting the volume of other sounds, such as whistle, bell, enhanced neutral sounds, etc. To use, cycle to Reset 6 and press the Whistle button. A single bell will play, and the chuff will begin at the current volume. Each time the Whistle button is pressed, a bell will sound and the volume setting will cycle down to the next level. The levels available are 100%, 50%, 25%, and 0%. After 0%, pressing the whistle button again will return In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button the chuff to 100%. Up & Down From Until You Reach The High Voltage To Low Setting You Desire When the desired level 6 Times is reached, lock the changes by interrupting H the throttle and cycling Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 1 Clank To “Lock-In” And 1 Clink Sounds The Volume Setting the engine into forward Programming For Squeaking Brake Operation- Reset Feature 45 –(9 Clanks, 0 Clinks) Reset Feature 45 allows you to determine if and how the Squeaking Brakes recording will be activated. To use, cycle to Reset 45 and press the Whistle button. The engine will play a series of bells. This indicates the current setting. Each time the Whistle is pressed, Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available setting and provide the appropriate bell indicator. The settings for Reset 45 are 1 Bell = On Demand (Enabled when FYS is activated), 2 Bells = Always On, 3 Bells = Off. In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button Up & Down From Until You Hear The When the desired setting High Voltage To Low Appropriate # Of Dings 45 Times is reached, lock the changes by interrupting H the throttle and cycling Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 9 Clank To “Lock-In” the engine into forward. And 0 Clink Sounds The Brake Setting 19 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Programming For Horn In Neutral Operation- Reset Feature 25 -(5 Clanks) Reset Feature 25 allows you to operate the Horn while the engine is in the Neutral state. When ON, pressing the Horn/Whistle button while in Neutral, with 10V AC or less on the track, will cause the Horn recording to sound. To use, cycle to Reset 25 and press the Horn/Whistle button. The engine will play a series of bells. This indicates the current setting. Each time the Horn/Whistle button is pressed, Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available setting and provide the appropriate bell In RESET Mode indicator. The settings for Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button Up & Down From Until You Hear Reset 25 are 1 Bell = OFF, 2 High Voltage To Low 2 Bell Dings 25 Times Bells = ON. When the desired setting is reached, H Interrupt The Throttle lock the changes by Listen For 5 Clank To “Lock-In” And 0 Clink Sounds The Horn Setting interrupting the throttle and cycling the engine into forward. Programming For Proto-Coupler® Operation - Reset Feature 10-(2 Clanks) Reset 10 allows you to turn the operation of the Proto-Coupler® on or off. In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button Until You Hear When OFF, the coupler will Up & Down From 2 Bell Dings High Voltage To Low 10 Times not arm or fire from Neutral. To use, cycle to Reset 10 H and press the Whistle Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 2 Clank To “Lock-In” button. The engine will And 0 Clink Sounds The Coupler Setting play a series of bells. This indicates the current setting. Each time the Whistle button is pressed, Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available setting and provide the appropriate bell indicator. The settings for Reset 10 are 1 Bell = ON, 2 Bells = OFF. When the desired setting is reached, lock the changes by interrupting the throttle and cycling the engine into forward. 20 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Programming FYS Operation - Reset Feature 28-(5 Clanks, 3 Clinks) Reset Feature 28 allows you to turn the operation of the FYS sequence on or off. When OFF, the FYS will not activate. To use, cycle to Reset 28 and press the Whistle button. The engine will play a series of bells. This indicates the current setting. Each time the Whistle button is pressed, Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button setting and provide the Up & Down From Until You Hear High Voltage To Low 2 Bell Dings appropriate bell indicator. 40 Times The settings for Reset 28 H are 1 Bell = ON, 2 Bells = Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 8 Clank OFF. When the desired To “Lock-In” And 0 Clink Sounds The Lock-Out Setting setting is reached, lock the changes by interrupting the throttle and cycling the engine into forward. Activating Remote Lock-Out Control - Reset Feature 40-(8 Clanks, 0 Clinks) Reset Feature 40 allows you to enable the Reverse Unit Lockout feature of Proto-Sound®. When enabled, you are able to lock the engine to run in only one of the directional states (Forward, Neutral or Reverse) whenever power is applied. The most common use for locking out an engine is in the use of power blocks on a layout. To use, cycle to Reset 40 and press the In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button Up & Down From Until You Hear Whistle button. The engine High Voltage To Low 2 Bell Dings 28 Times will play a series of bells. This indicates the current H setting. Each time the Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 5 Clank To “Lock-In” Whistle button is pressed, And 3 Clink Sounds The FYS Setting Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available setting and provide the appropriate bell indicator. The settings for Reset 40 are 1 Bell = OFF, 2 Bells = ON. When the desired setting is reached, lock the changes by interrupting the throttle and cycling the engine into forward. 21 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Resetting All Proto-Sound® Options To Factory Defaults Reset 18-(3 Clanks, 3 Clinks) Reset 18 is the most powerful of the Reset features available. Using Reset 18 allows you to override all changes in programming and return all Resets to the original, out of the box settings. To use, cycle to Reset 18 and press the Whistle button. The engine will play a distorted bell, followed by a clear bell sound. This indicates that the In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button Proto-Sound system has Up & Down From Until You Hear To Low A Warbled Bell Ding restored all settings to factory High Voltage 18 Times default settings. Lock the H changes by interrupting the Interrupt The Throttle Listen For 3 Clank throttle and cycling the To “Lock-In” And 3 Clink Sounds The Default Setting engine into forward. Turning Off Cab Chatter Sounds - Reset Feature 23 (4 Clanks, 3 Clinks) Reset Feature 23 allows you to turn the operation of In RESET Mode Move The Throttle Push The Whistle Button the Cab Chatter system on Up & Down From Until You Hear To Low 2 Bell Dings or off. When OFF, the Cab High Voltage 23 Times Chatter recordings will not be played when the engine H Interrupt The Throttle is in Neutral. To use, cycle Listen For 4 Clank To “Lock-In” And 3 Clink Sounds The Cab Chatter Setting to Reset 23 and press the Horn/Whistle button. The engine will play a series of bells. This indicates the current setting. Each time the Horn/Whistle button is pressed, Proto-Sound® will cycle to the next available setting and provide the appropriate bell indicator. The settings for Reset Feature 23 are 1 Bell = ON, 2 Bells = OFF. When the desired setting is reached, lock the changes by interrupting the throttle and cycling the engine into forward. 22 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual OIL & LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS In order for the engine to perform correctly and quietly, it is important that the chassis be lubricated before operation. Lubrication should include all truck block bushings and pickup rollers to prevent them from squeaking. Use light household oil and follow the lubrication points marked “L" in Fig. 6 below. Grease (G) Wheel Gears Lubricate (L) Pickup Rollers Figure 6: Lubricating The Locomotive Chassis The locomotive’s internal gearing in both power trucks has been greased at the factory and shouldn’t need additional grease until after 50 hours of operation or one year whichever comes first. Grease cannot be added to the internal gearing until the body is removed from the chassis which is held in place by four Phillips screws. The screws are located on each end of the chassis’ as seen in Fig. 7 below. After removing the screws, lift the body away from the chassis and lay the body next to the chassis. Body Mount Screws Body Mount Screw Truckside Frame Screws Motor Mount Screw Figure 7: Lubricate The Tender Chassis Trucks Next, remove the truck blocks from the chassis by unscrewing the large Phillips motor mount screw on the bottom of each truck block (See Fig. 7). 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 23 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual (in the truck block) with grease. Reassemble the truck and motor, being careful not to pinch the pickup and ground wires between the truck block and motor mount. Repeat the procedure for the other motor and truck and then reassemble the chassis to the body. When reassembling the chassis and body, be very careful that the lighting wire harnesses are not caught between the body and chassis as this can lead to a short which may damage the electronic circuit boards beyond repair. In addition to the truck block internal gearing, it is a good idea to lubricate the outside truck block “idler" and “drive" gears with grease. Use the diagram shown in Fig. 6. on page 23 as a guide and add grease to the points marked with a “G". Periodically, check the locomotive wheels and pickups for dirt buildup as this can significantly affect the engine’s ability to perform properly. Dirty track and dirty wheels can cause both poor electrical contact as well as poor traction, especially on elevated track sections. Finally, dirt and oil build up can prematurely wear out the neoprene traction tires. TRACTION TIRE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS Your locomotive is equipped with two neoprene rubber traction tires on each power truck. While these tires are extremely durable and long-lasting there may arise a time where they will need to be replaced. Should this occur, you will need to remove the truck sides from the truck block. In order to slip the new tire over the grooved drive wheel. The mounting screw location can be found in Fig 7. Before the new tire can be installed, you must make sure the old tire has been completely removed from the groove in the drive wheel. Use a razor blade or small flatblade screwdriver pry away any remains left from the old tire that may still be in the drive wheel groove. Once the old tire has been completely removed, slip the new tire onto the wheel. You may find it useful to use two small flatblade screwdrivers to assist you in stretching the tire over the wheel. Be careful to avoid twisting the tire when stretching it over the wheel. If a twist occurs, the tire will have to be removed and reinstalled or a noticeable wobble in your engine will occur when operating the locomotive. In addition, it is important to make sure that the tire is fully seated inside the groove. Any portion of the tire extending out of the 24 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual groove can cause the engine to wobble. A razor blade can be used to trim away any excess tire that doesn’t seat itself inside the groove properly. Once the new tire(s) are in place, reassemble the truck sides to the truck blocks. Replacement tires are available directly from MTH Electric Trains. HEADLIGHT REPLACEMENT The GP 7/9 locomotive’s headlights are controlled by constant voltage circuits inside the locomotive body. The headlight(s) can be easily removed from their lampholders should the bulbs expire. To remove the bulb, follow the body removal instructions found in the Lubrication section on the proceeding pages. Once the cab has been separated from the chassis, gently unplug the bulb’s wiring harness from the socket on the constant voltage circuit. Replacement bulbs are available directly from MTH Electric Trains. 25 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual TROUBLE SHOOTING PROTOSOUND® PROBLEMS Although ProtoSound® has been designed and engineered for ease of use, some questions may arise during initial operation. The following table should answer most questions. If you find that your problem can’t be resolved with this manual, contact MTH ProtoSound® Electronics (7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, 410-381-2580) for additional assistance. HORN PROBLEMS REMEDY The horn seems distorted at low voltages. Your battery may be undercharged or dead. Try recharging the battery as explained in the battery sections. When I press the whistle button, the bell comes on instead. You are trying to operate the horn in neutral. The horn will only operate in Forward or Reverse unless you program ProtoSounds through Feature 25. See the instructions in the section entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds”. I can’t get the horn to blow when I press the whistle button. You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly. Most older AC transformers contain a two--step whistle button that releases a DC signal onto the track. It is this DC signal that tells the horn to blow. However, because the signal is weaker when the whistle button is depressed fully, the ProtoSound circuit may not recognize the signal. Try pressing the whistle button slower, taking approximately 1 second to fully depress the button. BELL PROBLEMS REMEDY When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, the horn sounds. You are trying to ring the bell in Forward or Reverse. The bell only operates in Neutral unless you have programmed ProtoSounds to recognize a separate bell button. When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, I arm the coupler. Reduce the voltage on the transformer before pressing the whistle button to activate the bell. The bell will only come on at 8 volts or less. When I press the whistle button to activate the bell, the bell only rings once. You are trying to ring the bell in RESET instead of neutral. Interrupt the power twice to enter Neutral, set the voltage at 8 volts or less and press the whistle button to activate the bell. I can’t get the bell to ring when I press the whistle button. You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly. See the 3rd remedy in the horn section above. The bell won’t work with a separate bell button. ProtoSounds must be programmed in order for a separate bell button to function. Enter RESET function number 20 (see the section entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds”) and press the whistle button until the bell sounds two dings. Simply turn the throttle off and then on again to lock in the new setting. 26 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual COUPLER PROBLEMS REMEDY The ProtoCoupler won’t let the engine uncouple on the “Fly”. The power required to fire the coupler open when the engine is on the “Fly” may be greater than the ProtoSound system is capable of providing. As a result, you may experience times when the coupler won’t fire open. Unfortunately, the only solution is to stop the engine and fire the coupler in Neutral. If that doesn’t resolve the problem, try lubricating the coupler knuckle and rivet as explained in the ProtoCoupler Operation section. I can’t get the coupler to arm or fire open when I press the whistle button. You may be pressing the whistle button too quickly. See the third remedy in the horn section above. Another possibility is that ProtoSounds has been programmed to turn the coupler function off. See the section entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds” Only one coupler will function when I press the whistle button. Only one coupler can operate at any one time. Use the coupler selection switch on the bottom of the chassis to choose which coupler you want active. DIESEL START/CAB CHATTER REMEDY Sometimes the diesel start sounds don’t occur when I first turn power on. Occasionally the diesel engine start up sounds may not occur when power is turned back on within 5 seconds of being shut off. Wait 10 -- 15 seconds before repowering. Sometimes the Cab Chatter sounds don’t play. The Cab Chatter sounds only play in neutral and ProtoSounds may be programmed to turn thesounds off. See the section entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds” LOCKOUT PROBLEMS REMEDY I can’t get the engine to run after I power up the transformer. It sits still with the diesel compressor sounds running. The engine is locked out into the Neutral position. Follow the unlocking procedures in the Lockout Section. The engine won’t lock out into Forward, Neutral or Reverse even after the short horn blast sounds. You are waiting too long to turn the throttle back on after the short horn blast sounds. The power must be turned back on immediately after the short horn blast sounds or the engine will go back into RESET. See the lockout procedure in the Lockout Section. VOLUME PROBLEMS REMEDY When I try to run the engine, the diesel volume is OFF or very low. The diesel volume has been programmed at a reduced volume or to be silent. Go to RESET Feature 6 and adjust the volume. See the section entitled “Using RESET to Program ProtoSounds” for more information. When I try to set the diesel volume, it resets itself to the original volume after I selected the new volume. You are trying to set the volume with a poorly charged or dead backup battery. See the section on Battery Backup for more information. When I try to set the Diesel Volume to O Volume, I still hear the cab chatter sounds. When the diesel volume is set to O, you will hear the Cab Chatter sounds because setting the diesel volume only controls the sound of the diesel engine itself. All other sounds, including Cab Chatter, the horn and bell will continue to play at the volume level set by the manual volume control knob located on the bottom of the chassis. See the section entitled “ProtoSound Volume Adjustment” for more information. The sounds seem distorted, especially when the whistle or bell is activated. The overall ProtoSound volume has been set to high creating the distorted sounds. Try turning the volume control knob located on the bottom of the chassis counter clockwise to reduce the overall volume level. 27 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual BATTERY PROBLEMS REMEDY I get no sounds when the engine shifts between the direction states. The battery may be dead or needs charging. See the Battery Backup section for more information. After I turn off my transformer, my engine continues to make sounds before quitting with a ding of its bell. ProtoSounds continues to sound for approximately 10 seconds after power to the track has been shut off. The sounds distort at low voltages. The battery is insufficiently charged or dead. Follow the recharging instructions found in the section entitled “Self Recharging Battery Backup System”. A repeating horn blast occurs after the power has been shut down. The battery is insufficiently charged or dead. Follow the recharging instructions found in the section entitled “Self Recharging Battery Backup System”. RESET PROBLEMS 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. When power to the track is first turned on, ProtoSounds enters a “RESET” phase at which time the engine undergoes a system check. Power must be interrupted to get the engine into the Forward Phase. See the section entitled “DCRU Reverse Unit Operation” for more information. Whenever I interrupt the power from RESET to enter Forward, the engine goes back into RESET instead of Forward. I know this occurs because the bell dings twice. Whenever ProtoSounds enters RESET after power has been off for more than 15 seconds, the microprocessor initiates a system check to determine that everything is in working order. This system check requires 2.2 seconds to complete during which time the engine will play the diesel startup sounds. We recommend that you don’t interrupt the power in RESET until the diesel startup sounds have completed. This will guarantee that the system check will have been completed since the startup sounds take longer than 2.2 seconds to play. If the problem persists, we recommend that you operate the throttle with a slower movement as you interrupt the power in RESET and enter the Forward Phase BRAKE SOUND PROBLEMS REMEDY When the transformer is throttled down, the sounds won’t play. The brake features has not been activated. See the section on activating the brake feature for more information.The throttle voltage setting on the transformer is either not starting high enough or ending low enough to trigger the brakes sounds. Try increasing the throttle setting to 14 volts or higher before throttling down to 8 volts or less. The brake sounds continue to play even after the engine stops. The brake feature sound record lasts for three seconds. With practice you can control how quickly you should stop the engine to keep it in sequence with the sound of the brake’s squeaking. The brake feature was activated in neutral after the engine was running in forward, but the brake sounds would not play when triggered after the engine went back into forward or reverse. The brake feature will only remain enabled if it is triggered in the first direction state you enter after activating the feature in neutral. You cannot interrupt the power twice to enter another direction state and still have the brake feature active. Therefore, in order to make the brake sound feature operate in forward, you must first activate the feature in the neutral position that occurs after the engine was in the reverse state. After triggering the brake sound and stopping the engine in neutral, the engine begins making passenger station sound effects. After you trigger the brake sounds, you cannot stop the engine in neutral and leave the track power on without activating the passenger station sounds. If you don’t want to hear the passenger station sounds after entering neutral, turn the power off for three seconds to disable the passenger station sound effects. 28 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual FYS PROBLEMS REMEDY The FYS feature does not begin even after stopping the engine and hearing the brake sounds. The power was not turned back on once the engine enter the neutral state thus disabling FYS.The transformer throttle was interrupted too quickly in neutral thus disabling FYS. Leave the throttle on in neutral until after the FYS arrival message plays. The FYS sound effects occasionally repeat themselves. ProtoSounds has a built--in random number generator that randomly selects each sound clip to play. Because there are only a total of 8 sound clips available in each FYS event, it is probable that a sound can occasionally be repeated one or more times. Once in FYS, the engine never goes in reverse. So that the passenger station sound effects and operation is as realistic as possible, ProtoSounds disables the reverse unit state whenever FYS is enabled. This way the engine never goes into reverse as the operator cycles through the various FYS events. When the engine enters FYS event 5, the bell automatically comes on. FYS has a built--in command to turn on the bell when the system enters Event 5. After approximately 15 rings of the bell, it automatically will turn off. Whenever FYS is enabled, pressing the whistle and bell buttons has no affect. Because FYS must control various effects in each FYS event, the bell and whistle functions are disabled until either the FYS events have been completed, or the engine is shut down for 3 or more seconds. I can’t get FYS to begin when the engine is stopped in the neutral position. It is possible that FYS was never enabled or has been disabled. Try reactivating the feature by holding down the bell button for three or more seconds. 29 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual PROTOSOUND RESET FEATURE CHART The following chart lists the available features found in your ProtoSound® equipped locomotive. The default settings for each feature as well as the operation sequence of the feature are listed in separate columns. You can reset all features to their original factory settings by accessing Feature 18 in RESET and press and hold the transformer whistle button until you hear a soft, warbled bell sound. RESET # OPERATION DEFAULT CLANKS/CLINKS 6 Engine Volume Full Volume 1 Clank/5 Clinks 10 Coupler ON/OFF Coupler ON 2 Clanks/0 Clinks 18 Reset Default Settings 23 Cab Chatter ON/OFF Cab Chatter ON 4 Clanks/3 Clinks 25 Horn In Neutral Horn In Neutral OFF 5 Clanks/0 Clinks 27 RESERVED RESERVED 28 Brake/FYS Enabled Brake/FYS ON 5 Clanks/3 Clinks 40 Lockout Enabled Lockout OFF 8 Clanks/0 Clinks 45 Squeaking Brakes Brakes Always ON 9 Clanks/0 Clinks 3 Clanks/3 Clinks 30 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual TRANSFORMER WIRING CHART ProtoSounds® is designed to work with any standard AC transformer that uses a “Pure Sine-Wave" format. The chart below lists the many Lionel® compatible transformers, such as the Lionel KW or ZW models. In addition, the chart details how the terminals on these compatible transformers should be attached to your layout. The Trainmaster system from Lionel® (marked with an asterisk below) will not function correctly with ProtoSounds® without disrupting the sound effects. Therefore, whenever ProtoSounds® senses that the Trainmaster system is being used, it automatically disables ProtoSounds® sound effects. The operator retains control over the engine, but no sound effects will play. Transformer Model Center Rail Outside Rail Min/Max. Voltage Power Rating Transformer Type 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 All-Trol Left Terminal Right Terminal 0-24v 300-Watt Electronic Cab-1/Powerma st er A U 0-18v 135V.A. 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 MRC Tech II Left Terminal 2nd From Left 0-15v* 40V.A. Electronic Lionel MW (not recommende d) Outside Track Terminal Inside Track Terminal 5-16v* 50V.A. Electronic R.O.W. Red Terminal Black Terminal 0-24v 384-Watt Standard 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 or D U 8-20v 275-Watt Standard MTH Z4000 Red Black 5-21v 390-Watt Electronic *ProtoSounds needs over 14 volts of power to work properly. Overloading or using in-line accessories with this transformer may lower the peak voltage below ProtoSound’s requirements. 31 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual GP-7/9 Diesel Engine P a r t s Name and Number 1.) Shell ( PRR )( # 5865 ) 1.) Shell ( PRR )( # 5872 ) 1.) Shell ( PRR )( # 8571 ) 1.) Shell ( B & M )( # 1555 ) 1.) Shell ( B & M )( # 1558 ) 1.) Shell ( B & M )( # 1563 ) 1.) Shell (Lehigh Valley)(#300) 1.) Shell (Lehigh Valley)(#301) 1.) Shell (Lehigh Valley)(#306) 1.) Shell (Great Northern)(#600) 1.) Shell (Great Northern)(#602) 1.) Shell (Great Northern)(#620) 2.) Side grill ( Brunswick green ) 2.) Side grill ( maroon ) 2.) Side grill ( red ) 2.) Side grill ( green ) 2.) Side grill ( orange ) 3.) Headlight/backup light lens 4.) Handrail ( side ) ( Brunswick green ) 4.) Handrail ( side )( maroon ) 4.) Handrail ( side )( red ) 4.) Handrail ( side )( green ) 4.) Handrail ( side )( orange ) 5.) Handrail ( top ) ( Brunswick green ) 5.) Handrail ( top )( maroon ) 5.) Handrail ( top )( red ) 5.) Handrail ( top )( orange ) 6.) Number board ( #5865 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #5872 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #8571 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #1555 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #1558 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #1563 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #300 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #301 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #306 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #600 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #602 ) ( left rear/right front ) 6.) Number board ( #620 ) ( left rear/right front ) 7.) Number board ( #5865 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #5872 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #8571 ) ( right rear/left front ) Part # FC-2100204 FC-2100205 FC-2100206 FC-2100207 FC-2100208 FC-2100209 FC-2100210 FC-2100211 FC-2100212 FC-2100213 FC-2100214 FC-2100215 FC-2160001 FC-2160002 FC-2160003 FC-2160004 FC-2160005 FA-2150005 FC-2100216 FC-2100217 FC-2100218 FC-2100219 FC-2100220 FC-2100221 FC-2100222 FC-2100223 FC-2100224 FG-2100037 FG-2100038 FG-2100039 FG-2100040 FG-2100041 FG-2100042 FG-2100043 FG-2100044 FG-2100045 FG-2100046 FG-2100047 FG-2100048 FG-2100049 FG-2100050 FG-2100051 Name and Number 7.) Number board ( #1555 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #1558 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #1563 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #300 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #301 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #306 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #600 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #602 ) ( right rear/left front ) 7.) Number board ( #620 ) ( right rear/left front ) 8.) Lift ring ( Brunswick green ) 8.) Lift ring ( maroon ) 8.) Lift ring ( red ) 8.) Lift ring ( green ) 8.) Lift ring ( orange ) 9.) Pin ( for fan ) 10.) Fan (light gray)( small ) 11.) Fan shroud ( Brunswick green ) 11.) Fan shroud ( maroon ) 11.) Fan shroud ( red ) 11.) Fan shroud ( green ) 11.) Fan shroud ( orange ) 12.) Fan (light gray)( large ) 13.) Air horn ( single ) ( Brunswick green ) 13.) Air horn ( single )( maroon ) 13.) Air horn ( single )( red ) 13.) Air horn ( single )( green ) 14.) Handrail (R) ( Brunswick green & yellow) 14.) Handrail (R)( black ) 14.) Handrail (R)(black & yellow) 14.) Handrail (R)( black & white ) 15.) Handrail (L) ( Brunswick green & yellow) 15.) Handrail (L)( black ) 15.) Handrail (L)(black & yellow) 15.) Handrail (L)( black & white ) 16.) Window lens ( side ) 17.) Window lens ( left rear/ right front ) 18.) Window lens ( right rear/left front ) 19.) Bulb (grain of wheat) (1.5V)(85.0mm long) 20.) LED (green)(6V)(120.0mm & 385.0mm long) 21.) Bracket (number board lights) 22.) Grommet ( rubber ) 23.) Motor cover 32 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Part # FG-2100052 FG-2100053 FG-2100054 FG-2100055 FG-2100056 FG-2100057 FG-2100058 FG-2100059 FG-2100060 FC-2160006 FC-2160007 FC-2160008 FC-2160009 FC-2160010 FC-2100172 FC-2100225 FC-2100226 FC-2100227 FC-2100228 FC-2100229 FC-2100230 FC-2100231 FC-2100232 FC-2100233 FC-2100234 FC-2100235 FC-2110028 FC-2110001 FC-2110029 FC-2110030 FC-2120029 FC-2120001 FC-2120030 FC-2120031 FA-2150006 FA-2100008 FA-2100009 CA-0000017 CC-0000014 IH-0000102 IH-0000010 BI-0000010 11 2 10 12 5 7 8 11 6 9 9 2 4 8 2 8 13 1 3 10 14 58 59 8 5 2 13 4 16 17 22 57 3 55 53 18 6 16 7 52 50 4 51 19 49 56 54 48 44 24 24 15 46 43 42 20 41 45 37 38 24 22 27 26 60 34 24 61 31 30 27 28 62 64 65 29 26 25 66 63 76 67 75 69 81 62 80 24 68 83 24 75 24 79 78 82 25 35 36 32 23 39 33 21 27 47 40 74 77 70 71 63 72 73 68 24 33 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual 21 GP-7/9 Diesel Engine Parts Name and Number Part # 24.) Screw 25.) Handrail (front & rear) ( Brunswick green & yellow) 25.) Handrail (front & rear) ( black ) 25.) Handrail (front & rear) (black & yellow) 25.) Handrail (front & rear) ( black & white ) 26.) Contact spring board 27.) Screw 28.) Switch 29.) Screw 30.) Screw 31.) Screw 32.) Motor mount 33.) Motor (RS-385PH) 34.) Battery leads 35.) Battery 36.) Bracket ( battery ) 37.) Bulb (grain of wheat) (6V)(140.0mm long) 38.) Rubber band 39.) Nut 40.) Washer 41.) Insulator 42.) Insulator washer 43.) Bracket (board/volume pot) 44.) Volume pot 45.) CV board (w/2 female plugs) 46.) Heat sink 47.) Screw 48.) Brakeman base 50.) Brakeman 51.) Engineer 52.) Proto-sound chip 53.) Proto-sound board (top) 54.) Proto-sound board (bottom) 55.) Wire strap ( metal ) 56.) Contact springs 57.) Contact spring base 58.) Bulb (grain of wheat) (1.5V)(80.0mm long) 59.) LED (red)(6V)(120.0mm & 385.0mm long) 60.) Chassis 61.) Screw 62.) Pilot ( Brunswick green ) ( w/ yellow steps ) 62.) Pilot ( black ) 63.) Truck side ( black ) 64.) Bracket (speaker) 65.) Screw 66.) Speaker (Star PR-05004-08, 8 W ,0.2w) 67.) Screw 68.) Screw IA-0000003 FC-2150012 FC-2150001 FC-2150013 FC-2150014 BH-0000027 IA-0000021 BB-0000006 IA-0000034 IA-0000012 IA-0000001 BI-0000009 BE-0000022 BC-4000009 BG-4000001 IH-0000074 CG-0000019 Name and Number 69.) 70.) 71.) 72.) 73.) 74.) 75.) 76.) 77.) 78.) 79.) 80.) 81.) 82.) 83.) 83.) Insulator Traction tires Nut Insulator Pick-up Truck (powered)(2 axle) Screw Fuel tank ( black ) E-clip Washer Spring Proto-coupler T-bar Screw Snow plow ( black ) Snow plow ( yellow ) BI-4500004 IC-0000007 ID-0000034 ID-0000024 ID-0000025 IH-0000016 BI-0000035 AG-0000021 AI-0000004 IA-0000019 FI-0000025 FI-0000009 FI-0000001 N/A AE-4500001 AD-4500001 IH-0000103 IE-0000015 BH-0000001 CF-0000001 CC-0000015 DH-2100016 IA-0000024 DG-2150019 DG-2150020 DB-2150001 IH-0000011 IA-0000006 BF-4500008 IA-0000016 IA-0000016 34 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual Part # BD-0000015 DE-0000018 IC-0000005 BD-0000039 BD-0000025 DA-2050010 IA-0000025 FC-2100001 IF-0000002 ID-0000026 IE-0000007 DD-4000001 IG-0000001 IA-0000006 FH-2130001 FH-2130009 O-31 OPERATION While the MTH GP 7/9 diesel is more than capable of operating on O-31 curves and switches, you may find that certain light freight cars are prone to derailing when being pulled or pushed by the MTH F-3 through O-31 switches. Should this occur, we suggest adding weight to the cars making them heavier and less likely to derail. 35 Premier GP-7/9 Operating Manual SERVICE & WARRANTY INFORMATION HOW TO GET SERVICE UNDER THE TERMS OF THE LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY For warranty repair, do not return your product to the place of purchase unless it was purchased from Mike’s Train House in Columbia, MD. Instead, follow the instructions below to obtain warranty service as our dealer network is not prepared to service the product under the terms of this warranty. 1. First, write, call, email or FAX MTH Electric Trains, 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, 410-381-2580 (FAX No. 410-423-0009), or on the internet at [email protected] or our web site, www.mthtrains.com, stating which product you have, when it was purchased and what seems to be the problem. You will be given a return authorization number to assure that your merchandise will be properly handled upon its receipt at MTH. 2. CAUTION: Make sure the product is packed in its original factory packaging including its foam and plastic wrapping material so as to prevent damage to the merchandise. The shipment must be prepaid and we recommend that it be insured. A cover letter, including your name, address, daytime phone number, a copy of your sales receipt, the Return Authorization number and a full description of the problem, must be included to facilitate the repairs. Please include the description regardless of whether or not you discussed the problem with one of our service technicians when contacting MTH for your Return Authorization number. 3. Please make sure you have followed the instructions carefully before returning any merchandise for service. LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY This item is warranted for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material or workmanship. We will repair or replace (at our option) the defective part without charge for parts or labor, if the item is returned to the address below within one year of the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover items that have been abused or damaged by careless handling, light bulbs or traction tires. Transportation costs incurred by the customer are not covered under this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. ProtoSounds® is a trademark of MTH Electric Trains. DCRU® is a registered copyright of QS Industries, Inc. Lionel® and Railsound® are registered trademarks of Lionel L.L.C.