Weaver RSD-12 Nickel plate road engine

lee drennen posted:

Just got my Weaver RSD-12 Nickel Plate Road Engine giving it a test run on the layout with a few new Weaver cars I got. Hope you enjoy.

Very nice. Those are hard to come by. Remember the real thing as a kid in Cleveland.  Enjoy!

Lou N

lee drennen posted:

Thanks. I work on St. Louis where NKP also went I'm way to young to remember them, they were bought out 4 yrs before I was born always liked there colors. Bare with me still learning how to run this new engine. Lee

Is it TMCC?  Or conventional?  If its TMCC the boards are from TAS which means I probably designed the boards around Lionel's plug in boards.  Questions?

Lou N

If you are running with a "conventional" transformer, for example a ZW, then it is conventional. A command control (TMCC) locomotive, however, will operate just fine in conventional. From the sounds I hear (diesel rumble) you may have the capabilities of running with a Lionel TMCC remote with command base. TMCC = train master command control. 

Reverse the wire leads to your track and blow the horn. If you get a bell sound then you at least have railsounds. Look on the bottom for a PROGRAM/RUN slide switch. This would confirm command control. 

Lou N

 

Weaver offered the RS 12 and RSD 12  a couple of different times.  Without the electro-couplers as pictured, the model probably has a QSI control board with added sound.   Later issues did have TMCC and electro-couplers.   This Pennsy model has TMCC and the couplers.  If TMCC, there would also be switches on the bottom of the engine, that would indicate control.  Snd (sound)/NoSnd (No Sound), and a second switch,  Run/Program.    Many of these  Weaver models may have electronics upgraded from Conventional to Command Control.   Thanks for posting the video.  Mike CT.  

Note the couplers.

 

Mike CT posted:

Weaver offered the RS 12 and RSD 12  a couple of different times.  Without the electro-couplers as pictured, the model probably has a QSI control board with added sound.   Later issues did have TMCC and electro-couplers.   This Pennsy model has TMCC and the couplers.  If TMCC, there would also be switches on the bottom of the engine, that would indicate control.  Snd (sound)/NoSnd (No Sound), and a second switch,  Run/Program.    Many of these  Weaver models may have electronics upgraded from Conventional to Command Control.   Thanks for posting the video.  Mike CT.  

Note the couplers.

 

Good point!  I forgot about the early Weaver units with QSI sound. Then for sure without taking off the cab, the answer will be finding a program/run switch!

Lou N

lee drennen posted:

Ok guys this is what I found on the bottom 2 switches. I have a Bell sound and a Engineer talking to a dispatcher at the come on in random segments is this right? How can I turn them on when I want or can I Thanks 

I am beginning to think this is a conventional engine with QSI sounds.  Usually the cab chatter occurs only in neutral.

Lou N

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