M.T.H. USRA 0-8-0Steam Locomotive Operator`s manual

M.T.H. USRA 0-8-0Steam Locomotive Operator`s manual
USRA 0-8-0
Steam Engine
This engine will operate on any traditional O31 or larger O 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 17 for a complete list of compatible
transformers and wiring instructions.)
Freight Yard Sound
Table of Contents
Set Up Checklist.......... ............................................................... 3
Basic Operation............................................................................4
Transformer Controls........................................................ 4
Volume Control................................................................. 4
Proto-Sound 2.0 Operating Instructions ................................. 5
Activating Proto-Sound 2.0 Conventional Mode Features....5
Freight Yard Sounds (FYS)............................................... 5
Tips on Using FYS............................................................ 6
Proto-Coupler® Operation................................................ 7
Speed Control.................................................................... 7
Locking Locomotive Into A Direction.............................. 7
Reset To Factory Default.................................................. 8
Automatic Sound Effects.................................................. 8
Maintenance................................................................................. 9
Lubricating and Greasing Instructions.............................. 9
Cleaning the Wheels, Tires and Track.............................. 10
Locomotive Traction Tire Replacement........................... 10
Smoke Unit Operation and Maintenance......................... 11
Locomotive Light Bulb Replacement................. ............. 12
Self-Charging Battery Back-Up........................................ 13
Troubleshooting................................................................ 14
Transformer Compatibility and Wiring Chart.................. 17
Additional Features Accessible With The DCS System... 18
Service & Warranty Information.......................................19
Not recommended for children under 10 years of age. M.T.H. recommends adult supervision with children ages 10 - 16.
As with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and use to reduce the risk of electric shock.
WARNING: When using electrical products, basic safety precautions should be observed, including the following:
Read this manual thoroughly before using this device.
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.
Do not operate your layout unattended. Obstructed accessories or stalled trains may overheat, resulting in damage to your layout.
This train set is intended for indoor use. Do not use if water is present. Serious injury or fatality may result.
Do not operate the hobby transformer with damaged cord, plug, switches, buttons or case.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Set Up
There are a few simple steps you must take before operating this RailKing steamer.
1.You should prime the operating smoke unit with smoke fluid before operating. Add
15-20 drops of smoke fluid through the smokestack, then gently blow into the stack
to eliminate any air bubbles in the fluid. (See Fig. 4 on page 11)
2. If you choose not to prime the unit with fluid, turn the smoke unit control located
Under the water hatch on the tender to the OFF position. (See Fig. 5 on page 11)
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.
3. You should lubricate all side rods and linkage components and pick
up rollers to prevent them from squeaking. Use light household oil and follow the
lubrication points marked “L” in Fig. 2a & 2b on page 9. Do not over oil. Use only a
drop or two on each pivot point.
4. Put your engine on the track and insert the reverse plug that extends
out of the tender into the receptacle at the back of the engine. WARNING: DO NOT
engine and tender where each will have an ID sticker. If they match you may connect
those two pieces, if not, do not connect them.
5. Connect the draw bar between the engine and the tender. If there are two holes in the
draw bar, the hold located farthest from the tender is for the minimum track
operation, such as O-31 circles of track. The second hole is for O-72 or larger
At this point, you are ready to begin running your engine.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Basic Operation
Throttle up the power to your track. Give enough power so that the engine’s headlight
shines brightly. Then put the engine in to motion by either firmly pressing the Direction
button on your transformer or remote once or dropping and advancing to throttle to put
the engine in forward.
Operation Buttons
Use the operation buttons on your transformer as described below.
Horn/Whistle - To sound the whistle, firmly press the Horn/ Whistle button. The
whistle will sound for as long as you continue to depress the button. It will stop when you
release the button. the whistle has four different endings, depending on whether you hold
the button for less than three seconds, three seconds, four seconds, five seconds or longer.
Bell - To sound the 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
your turn it on until you press the release the button again to turn it off.
Automatic Grade Crossing Signal DCS Mode Only - Customers that operate
this engine in DCS will find a new feature added to the engine sound set. Now
there is a soft key (SXS) that sounds the correct 2 longs, a short and another long
whistle blast to announce that the train is approaching a grade crossing.
To sound the grade crossing signal, locate the soft keys at the top of the DCS
Remote. Scroll to the left until SXS acronym is showing. A single push and release
of the SXS soft key will produce the correct 2 longs, a short and another long
whistle blast of the Grade Crossing Signal. Anytime you want to sound the Grade
crossing Signal just press and release the SXS soft key.
Direction - Your train is programmed to start in neutral. To put the engine into
forward and then to change the direction of the train or to put it into neutral, firmly press
and release the Direction button on your transformer. Just as you must stop your car
between forward and reverse, this engine will not go directly from forward to reverse; it
goes into neutral between directions. If the train has been moving forward, the first press
of the Direction button will put the train from forward into neutral, the second press into
reverse, the third press back into neutral, and the fourth back into forward. To prevent
accidental high-speed start-ups, this engine is programmed to restart in neutral each time
the track voltage is turned off or 10 seconds or more.
To adjust the volume of all sounds made by this engine, turn the master volume control
knob located under the tender clockwise to increase the volume and counter-clockwise to
decrease the volume. (see Figure 1)
Manual Volume Control
To adjust the volume of all sounds made by this
engine, turn the master volume control knob located
under the tender clockwise to increase the volume and
counter-clockwise to decrease the volume. (see Figure
Volume Adjustment Knob
Figure 1 - Proto-Sound 2.0 Volume Adjustment Knob
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Proto-Sound 2.0 Operation
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.
Because Proto-Sound 2.0 is an all-new system developed by M.T.H.’s own research and
development team, it operates differently from the original Proto-Sound. Most Proto-Sound
2.0 features are automatically enabled, and the reset state has been eliminated, so there is no
need to program features as with original Proto-Sound. Although the new system is easier
to operate than original Proto-Sound, you should read these instructions thoroughly before
using Proto-Sound 2.0 features in order to prevent harm to yourself or your equipment.
Activating Proto-Sound 2.0 Conventional Mode Features: Proto-Sound 2.0
features are activated by sequences of Bell and Whistle 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 whistle or ring the bell, you should press the
buttons for a shorter time (1/2 second); you may need to practice your timing to make this
work smoothly.
Feature to Be Activated:
Freight Yard Sounds
Fire the Rear Coupler
Fire the Front Coupler
Speed Control On/Off
Lock into a Direction/Unlock
Reset to Factory Defaults
Button Code:
1 Bell, 2 Whistle/Horn
1 Bell, 3 Whistle/Horn
1 Bell, 4 Whistle/Horn
1 Whistle/Horn, 2 Bells (From Neutral Only)
1 Whistle/Horn, 3 Bells
1 Whistle/Horn, 5 Bells (From Neutral Only)
Freight Yard Sounds (FYS): Your engine is equipped with a sound package of
freight yard sounds that you can play when you pull into a yard. Each sequence described in
the following 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 sufficient time to run through each sequence.
1. To cue the sound system to play the FYS, quickly but firmly press the Bell button
once followed by 2 quick presses of the Whistle button while the engine is moving
2. Press the Direction button once to stop the engine. This will trigger the first sequence of
FYS. The reverse unit is temporarily disabled so that the train will not move as you use the
the Direction button to trigger the sounds, and Proto-Sound 2.0 has disabled operator
control over the Whistle and Bell buttons until the full FYS sequence is complete.
3. After waiting about 30 seconds for that sequence to run, press the Direction
button again to trigger the second sequence of FYS.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
4. After waiting about 30 seconds, press the Direction button again to trigger the
thirdFYS sequence.
5. 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 sequence. The FYS will
continue, and within a few seconds, the engine 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 transformers bell and whistle
buttons and can ring the bell or blow the whistle as usual
Tips on Using FYS
•You can terminate FYS at any time by turning off power to the
track for 15 seconds.
•You do not have to be in Forward to use FYS. 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 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. Otherwise, the
engine without FYS will begin vibrating on the track as its motors
strain to move the train, since they cannot be automatically disabled
during the FYS cycle (or if an original Proto-Sound engine, FYS are
triggered differently and that engine's motor-disable feature will not
be active when you run FYS in Proto-Sound 2.0).
•FYS can be triggered from Neutral. It will operate the same as if
triggered while in motion except that, at the conclusion of the FYS,
the engine will depart in the next direction of travel, as opposed to
the direction it was traveling before entering Neutral.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Proto-Coupler® Operation
This locomotive is equipped with 2 coil-wound Proto-Couplers for remote uncoupling
action. Because the Proto-Coupler is controlled through the Proto-Sound 2.0
microprocessor, it does not require an uncoupling track section or modification to your
layout to function. Use the codes listed below.
Rear Coupler: To fire the rear coupler, press the Bell button once followed immediately
by four pushes of the Whistle button. The sound of the lift bar and air line depletion will
play, and the knuckle will be released.
Front Coupler: To fire the front coupler, press the Bell button once followed immediately
by four pushes of the Whistle button. The sound of the lift bar and air line depletion will
play, and the knuckle will be released.
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 release of cars while on the
run. To maintain a constant speed when speed control is turned off, you need to adjust the
track voltage yourself. When speed control is off, the volume will drop to allow for better
low voltage operation. Full volume is restored upon reactivation of speed control.
To turn speed control on and off: First, put the engine in neutral, then press the
transformer’s Whistle button one time then immediately press the Bell button two times.
Two whistle blasts will indicate that the engine has made the change. Repeat the 1 whistle,
2 bells code to return it to the other state. You will want to do this during the initial neutral
start-up if you ever couple this engine with 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.
Lock into a directional state:
You can lock your engine into a directional state (forward, neutral or reverse) to prevent it
from changing directions. To do this, put the engine into the direction you want or in
neutral, run it at a very low speed (<10 scale mph), and quickly but firmly press your
remote’s Whistle button once followed immediately by three presses of the Bell button.
Two whistle 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 whistle, 3 bells code
to return the engine to its normal state, even if the engine has been kept without power for
extended periods of time.
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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 press the Whistle button once, followed immediately by five quick
pushes of the Bell button. Two whistle blasts will indicate that the engine has made the
Automatic Sounds
Certain Proto-Sound 2.0 sound effects automatically play in programmed conventional
mode conditions:
Squealing Brakes: This sound plays anytime the engine speed decreases rapidly.
Cab Chatter: This sound plays when the engine idles in neutral.
Engine Start-up and Shut-down: This sound plays when the engine is initially powered
on or is powered off for five seconds or more.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Lubrication and Greasing
This engine should be oiled and greased in order to run properly. You should regularly
lubricate all side rods and linkage components and pick-up rollers to prevent them from
squeaking. Use light household oil and follow the lubrication points marked “L” in Figures
2a and 2b. Do not over oil. Use only a drop or two on each pivot.
wheel axles
Figure 2: Lubrication Points on the Engine
Pick-up Rollers
Figure 2b: Pick-up Rollers on the Tender
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, which ever comes first. To
access the gear box, do the following:
1. Unscrew the Grease screw as shown in Figure 3 and use an applicator to apply grease
into these screw holes.
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Body Mount Screws
Figure 3: Greasing points on the engine and location of body mount screws
Cleaning the Wheels & Track
Periodically check the locomotive wheels and pick-up rollers 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 alcohol (not rubbing alcohol), which
can be found in home improvement stores, applied with
a cotton swab.
Occasional cleaning of the track will also help to ensure good electrical contact and prolong
the life of your engine’s tires. To clean the track, use a clean rag and denatured alcohol (not
rubbing alcohol). Unplug the transformer and rub the rails of the track, turning the rag
frequently to ensure that you are using clean cloth on the rails.
Track Cleaning Block (40-1099)
Maintenance Kit (30-50010)
Traction Tire replacement
Your locomotive is equipped with four neoprene rubber traction tires on the rear pair of
each set of flanged drivers. While these tires are extremely durable, you may need to replace
them at some point.
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. This screw can be
loosened with a 5mm nutdriver.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Make sure the tires are fully seated inside the groove. Use a razor blade to trim away
any excess tire that doesn’t seat itself inside the groove properly.
One set of replacement tires is included with your model.
Additional tires are available directly from M.T.H. Parts Department (Phone:
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Proto-Smoke® Unit Operation
This locomotive contains a smoke unit that outputs smoke through the smokestack on the
boiler 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 a harmless smoke. The smoke is
then forced out of the stack by a small electric fan.
Add Smoke Fluid
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.
(see figure 4) We recommend M.T.H. ProtoSmoke, Seuth,
LGB, or LVTS fluids (a small pipette of ProtoSmoke fluid
is included). Do not over fill the unit or the fluid may leak
out and coat the interior engine components.
Figure 4: Add Smoke Fluid
•If you choose not to add the fluid (or have
already added the fluid but choose to run smoke free), turn off the smoke unit switch
located under the water hatch on the tender body.
Smoke volume control
(see figure 5) Failure to either add fluid to the unit or
to turn it off may damage the smoke unit heating
element and/or wicking material.
•When the smoke output while running begins to
diminish, add another 10-15 drops of smoke fluid or turn the
smoke unit off.
•When storing the unit for extended periods of
time, you may want to add about 15 drops of fluid to prevent the
Figure 5: Smoke Switch
wick from drying out.
Smoke Inspection Cover Screws
•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 non-absorbent
around the heating element. Remove the smoke unit
inspection cover from the smoke unit’s body. (see
figure 6) After removing the chassis and inspection
cover screws, lift the inspection plate away and inspect
the wick. If it is darkly discolored and hard, it should
be replaced. You can obtain replacement wicks and
instructions from the M.T.H. Parts Department.
Figure 6: Smoke Unit Inspection Cover
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:
Christmas, Coal, Diesel, Wood Burning, Coffee, Eggs & Bacon,
Vanilla, Candy Cane, Barbeque, Pipe Smoke, Cinnamon Roll, and
Apple Pie
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Light Bulb Replacement
To replace the light bulb in the locomotive, follow these instructions below:
1. Remove the 2 screws that attach the headlight shell to the smokebox front.
2. Gently pull the original bulb from the rear of the headlight shell.
3. Remove the boiler shell as shown in figure 3 on page 10.
4. Unplug the chassis electrical connector.
5. Remove the 2 screws that attach the smoke unit cover panel to the underside
of the boiler.
6. Unplug the headlight connector
7. Pull the original bulb through the boiler shell
8. Follow the above steps in the reverse order to install the replacement bulb
remove screws
Figure 7a
Figure 7b
Figure 7c
remove screws
Figure 7d
Fire Box Glow
Remove the locomotive boiler from its chassis as shown in figure 3 on page 10. Once the
boiler has been removed, pull bulb from grommet. and unplug the wires. Reverse the steps
of this procedure to install new bulb.
You can obtain replacement bulbs directly from the M.T.H. Parts Department. (Order
online: www.mth-railking.com, e-mail: [email protected],Fax: 410-423-0009, Phone:
410-381-2500, Mail: 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD 21046-1532, ).
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Self Charging Battery Backup
The special NiCad 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.
Battery charging Port
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:
Figure 8: Battery charging Port
• Leave the engine in neutral with track voltage at 10-12 volt for 6-7 hours
so the battery can fully recharge (if your engine has a smoke unit, be sure
it is turned off).
• 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 watcher hatch in the
tender 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.
DO NOT substitute alkaline batteries
for these NiCad batteries. Using
alkaline batteries in this system can
result in damamge to the PS 2.0 circuit
board and/or the batteries.
Pull Battery
Replaceable Battery
Figure 9: Replacing the Battery
**Do not use alkaline batteries for
testing or checking purposes for the 3Volt PS2 boards. Using alkaline
batteries will damage the 3-Volt battery
charging circuit.**
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
Troubleshooting Proto-Sound® Problems
Although Proto-Sound 2.0 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 (telephone: 410-381-2580; fax: 410-423-0009;
[email protected], 7020 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia MD
Starting Up
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
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.
When I press the whistle/horn
Reverse the transformer leads.
button, the bell comes on instead.
I can’t get the horn to blow when I You may be pressing the button
press the whistle button.
quickly. Try pressing the
whistle/horn button more slowly,
taking approximately one full
second to fully depress the button.
When I press the whistle button,
the bell sounds.
I can’t get the bell to ring when I
press the bell button.
Reverse the transformer leads.
You may be pressing the button
too quickly. Try pressing the bell
button more slowly, taking
approximately one full second to
fully depress the button.
The bell won’t work on a separate Check the wiring of the separate
bell button.
When I try to fire the coupler, FYS
You are waiting too long between
whistle button presses.
The Proto-Coupler won’t let the
engine uncouple on the fly.
Try lubricating the coupler
knuckle with a dry graphite
lubricant. Do NOT use oil.
The coupler does not fire or stay
The coupler needs to be cleaned.
Wipe with denatured alcohol (not
rubbing alcohol) and let dry.
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Cab Chatter
Sometimes the Cab Chatter
sounds don’t play.
Cab Chatter plays only in neutral
at random intervals.
I can’t get the engine to run after I The engine is locked into the
power up the transformer. It sits
neutral position. Follow the
procedure in the “Lock into a
Direction” section.
Engine speed must be below 10
The engine won’t lock into
scale mph (approx. 10 volts or
forward, neutral, or reverse.
less in conventional mode).
Proto-Sound 2.0 volume is set too
The sounds seem distorted,
especially when the whistle or bell high. Turn the volume control knob
on the bottom of the chassis
is activated.
counter-clockwise to reduce the
The engine will not leave the initial Check to be sure the battery is
neutral setting.
installed and fully charged. See
the “Self-Charging Battery BackUp” section.
I get no sounds when the engine
shifts between directions.
The battery may be dead or need
to be charged. See the “SelfCharging Battery Back-Up”
After I turn off my transformer, my Proto-Sound 2.0 is designed to
engine continues to make sounds continue to sound for a few
before quitting.
seconds after power to the track
has been shut off.
The FYS sounds occasionally
repeat themselves.
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 sequence, it
is probable that some of these
sound clips will be repeated from
time to time.
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Once in FYS, the engine doesn’t
go into reverse.
So that FYS effects can be as
realistic as possible, Proto-Sound
2.0 disables the reversing unit
whenever FYS is enabled. This
way the engine remains still at its
stop as the operator cycles
through the FYS sequences.
When the FYS enters its last
sequence the bell automatically
comes on.
FYS is programmed to start
ringing the bell at that point. After
approximately 12 seconds it will
automatically turn off.
Because FYS must control various
When FYS is enabled, pressing
the whistle and bell buttons has no effects in each sequence, ProtoSound 2.0 takes control of these
sound effects until you exit FYS.
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 after fourth
press of the direction button.
Each FYS clip must play for
approx. 30 seconds before FYS
will advance to the next step in the
FYS cycle. Wait at least 30
seconds in each FYS sound clip
before pressing the direction
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Transformer Compatibility Chart
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, or upgrading your transformer, to get the full benefit of the system.
Black Terminal
Black Terminal
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
MTH Z-4000
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
Outside Rail
Outside Rail
MTH Z-500
Red Terminal
MTH Z-750
Red Terminal
MTH Z-1000
Lionel 1032
Lionel 1032M
Lionel 1033
Lionel 1043
Lionel 1043M
Lionel 1044
Lionel 1053
Lionel 1063
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
Dallee Hostler
Left Terminal
Right Terminal
Lionel MW
Outside Track
Inside Track
Lionel RS-1
Red Terminal
Black Terminal
Lionel RW
Lionel SW
Lionel TW
Lionel ZW
Lionel Post-War
Series ZW
A,B,C or D
A,B,C or D
135/190 Watt
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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 available to G 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:
•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
•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
•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
USRA 0-8-0 Steam Engine
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 [email protected], 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
[email protected]
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