Tagged With "upgrade"

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CAN'T DOWNLOAD FILES INTO A PS2 UPGRADE BOARD

PJ ·
I recently had to replace the the boards in a railking J. so far I can't get it load past sector 8. Sometimes it calls it a 5v engine and sometimes it calls it a 3 volt. I'm sure its a 3v 3 meg board, stock from the upgarde kit. I can load the engine comes up as #1 and a blank engine name, runs forward backward and gives the new board whistle and bell sounds. I'[ve tried every 3 volt file I can find, some not even for a N&W J just to see if I can get it to load. It sometimes hang up on...
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WELCOME TO THE 21st YORK DCS USER GROUP MEETING!

Barry Broskowitz ·
JOIN US FOR THE 21st YORK DCS USER GROUP MEETING - AT THE WYNDHAM GARDEN, FORMERLY THE HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE CENTER - AKA THE HOLIDOME!!! Make your plans now to attend the 20th Semi-Annual York DCS User Group Meeting! !!! WE WILL BE DOING COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADES TO THE LATEST DCS RELEASE RIGHT AT THE MEETING !!! !!!! WE WILL ALSO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, BE DOING COMPLIMENTARY DCS WIFI (WIU) FIRMWARE UPGRADES RIGHT AT THE MEETING!!!! The meeting will be in this newly remodeled hotel on...
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Any Make O Gauge Engine Upgrade to TMCC with RailSound 4

Jamestown Trains ·
All,   Lionel has made it clear that they will not be issuing licenses for companies to make an after factory Legacy Control/Sound upgrade kit.  The Electric Railroad systems have proven to be excellent over the past 4 years or so we have...
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DCS USER GROUP MEETING: WIU FIRMWARE UPGRADES - ATTENTION!

Barry Broskowitz ·
For the first time, we'll be doing WIU firmware upgrades at the York DCS User Group Meeting. If you'd like us to upgrade your WIU, please BE SURE TO BRING YOUR WIU POWER SUPPLY TO THE MEETING! If you do not have your power supply with you, we may not be able to upgrade your WIU. See you at the meeting!
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Help with Allegheny steam loco w/ PS2 upgrade

George S ·
Looking for some advice on my engine.  I bought a PS1 Premier Allegheny a while back.  I then upgraded it to PS2 with a PS2 Steam upgrade kit.  I did this myself. The engine works OK.  Almost all of the features work in DCS and conventional mode.  The only problem is using reverse in either DCS or conventional mode.  When the engine is on the track at zero SMPH, I cannot push the direction button and get the engine to move in reverse.  The engine does...
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K-line Plymouth-Upgrade advice?

pittsburghrailfan ·
I'm considering upgrading my K-Line USS Steel Plymouth to Command Control. Has anyone ever attempted this? Is it possible to convert the engine to DCS, or is it better to just do TMCC? Is there even space in the locomotive?
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Upgrade Williams diesel engine

paul4653 ·
Can you upgrade a Williams diesel  over to PS2 or PS3     MTH system?   If so, any suggestions, directions or how to proceed?    Thank you in advance.     
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PS3 upgrade kit

Winger ·
Does anyone know how one would handle the upgrade in a locomotive with two smoke units i.e. protosound 1 challenger? The upgrade manual shows a smoke unit typical of a bigboy/challenger, but doesn't discuss 2 smoke units. I just upgraded my protosound 1 Berkshire and was thinking about doing a UP Challenger. Regards, Winger  
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Transformer upgrade?

Johnahoe74 ·
Hello, new poster here. I have been perusing what folks have written here before on upgrading transformers but I have generally seen that the opinion of folks leans towards more transformer than I need given my layout's size constraints. Right now I...
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Looking to Upgrade PS1 to PS3

metsno1fan ·
Hi, I've been reading for a while and finally decided to join. I have two PS1 engines that I would love to convert to PS3, but I read through MTH's instructions and definitely don't trust myself to start cutting wires.. Anyway I have a 20-2190-1 Conrail SD80MAC and 30-2122-1 R-42 Subway Set. The 80MAC won't start up anymore, and I haven't tried to run the Subway in a while, but I assume it's board is probably shot as well from sitting around for years. I live in Staten Island and was...
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MTH Challenger #3895 PS1 Smoke Upgrade Problem

Winger ·
I have a 1994 Challenger. I getting ready to upgrade with the new PS-3 Upgrade Kit. I've opened it up and removed the Seuthe Smoke Units. I had previously ordered a Lionel smoke funnel only to find it too wide to span the challenger smoke openings. The other problem is that the smoke unit I purchased looks like it will set too high due to the amount that the smoke holes are die cast into the boiler area. I'm looking to see how others, if any have solved this issue. If you have part numbers...
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MTH DCS WIFI Upgraded to version 1.1.0 (Shown is a tablet with the upgraded $4.99 APP installed)

pro hobby ·
MTH DCS WIFI Upgraded to version 1.1.0 Some of the changes to the APP: Moved E-Stop further from bell on larger screens Added E-Stop disable on app settings screen See photos of the Start-up screen with and without the E-Stop button. (Shown is a tablet with the upgraded $4.99 APP installed)
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Does DCS 5.0 Upgrade work with any TIU Revision/version?

Chris15 ·
Can any TIU revision be upgraded to 5.0 for WIFI ??
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ERR Cruise M in Lionel 6-18265 SD70MAC

britrailer ·
Can someone tell me if this engine is suitable for upgrade with an ERR Cruise M? Thanks for any help.
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What is the market like for PS-1 Premier engines with PS2 upgrade?

Southern Crescent 2 ·
I have come across some Premier engines (PS-1) with PS-2 upgrades. I personally can not run them because my layout just has 042 curves. Is there a resale market for these? I am primarily a prewar guy and really need an opinion from you DCS guys.
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PS3 Diesel Upgrade

bruce benzie ·
I desire to install a Diesel PS3 upgrade kit in an MTH 20-2014-0 C30-7 locomotive. I can not find a 'Trainmaster' 3V sound file that has the chain file attached. Since I do not desire to mess up the sounds, can anyone help me as to where I can obtain a proper 3V sound file plus zipped chain file that would be suitable for this diesel? I have installed PS2 steam and diesel upgrade kits about 2 dozen time. I plan on continuity checking the 40-pin connector wires and eliminating the ones not...
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Upgrading the Lionel 7794 0-8-0 NYC switch engine and tender to LionChief?

pro hobby ·
Upgrading the Lionel 7794 0-8-0 NYC switch engine and tender to LionChief? This is a nicely detailed conventional power switch engine that was included in a Lionel R-T-R set. Has anyone attempted to convert this "conventional" engine to the LionChief control system? A LionChief 6-30233 0-8-0 version is also shown. Lionel 7794 0-8-0 NYC switch engine and tender shown. Lionel 6-30233 0-8-0 Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief Locomotive and tender shown. LionChief circuit board shown? Where is this...
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Upgraded Coaling Tower

Harry Hieke ·
I just finished two more upgraded coaling towers. Two more satisfied customers!! I can upgrade one for you. Have questions? Email me anytime. harrys_trains@comcast.net Upgrades: over 1,000 nail holes, 300 NBW castings, Sanding Apparatus, Air compressor with hose, Rag wheels/pulleys, Correct Chain Riggings, Painted/stained/weathered, Upgraded roof finishing and patches, Broken windows, New tower/stairs, Replace lighting system with correct scale system, Vegetation/weeds Harry
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MTH Milwaukee Road DL-109/110 MTH# 20-2222-1 and 20-2222-3 Professionally Upgraded to PS-2 Reduced to $300.00 shipped!!!

VaGolfer1950 ·
I am selling my Milwaukee Road DL-109/110 that I upgraded from PS-1 to PS-2 awhile back. Both units are in immaculate condition with no blemishes and all functions perform as designed. The DL-110 is a lighted dummy, the motors were removed as I didn't want to use 2 PS-2 kits when the 2 motors of the 109 pull 7 passenger cars and the 110 without any effort. Selling for $340.00 shipped. I prefer PayPal as payment. Email is in my profile. And no I can not locate the motors from the 110. Here's...
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Need advice: PS3 Upgrade to 1994 era Steam

enginEErjon ·
a few years back i began installing PS2 into the first MTH engines that my late dad purchased back in 1994. I am finally getting around to putting a PS3 upgrade kit into this Engine: 20-3005-1 . (The information for this engine on the MTH website aren't correct as it mentions PS-2, but this engine was either Proto -1 or QSI DCRU. ProtoSound 2 didn't even exist on the market.) My reason for the post is to understand if any of the more experience technicians here have done a Protosound 2 or...
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PS3 Diesel Upgrade Kit

bruce benzie ·
Using the wire diagram and Diesel Upgrade notes by GGG made this upgrade bearable. The only unanswered question is the smoke unit. I have a PS2 smoke unit and will be installing that in the Diesel PS3 upgrade. Pins 8 and 10 are brown wires for return off the heater element, I assume you can use either one. Pins 16 and 18 are green wires for the fan. Same thing - I assume, you can use either one for return. The PV for the fan - pin 14 Blue? Where is the PV for the heater? Can I split the PV...
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Upgrading an old TIU

lehighline ·
A friend has asked me to upgrade a Rev G TIU that still has the original software on both the remote and the TIU. I've done upgrades in the past, but never from an original version to Rev 5. What do I need when doing this upgrade? Any peculiar issues? One issue I am aware of is this computer has only USB ports. All my previous work was done on a computer with a serial port available. Will any serial to USB adapter work? Thanks in advance! Chris LVHR
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Upgrading 3-Rail O From Conventional to TMCC w/RailSound 4 and Cruise Control (Odyssey)

JTTrains ·
Jamestown Train Depot, www.JTTrains.com specializes in control system upgrades for your engines. ProtoSound Version 1, ProtoSound Version 2/3 with bad boards (broken), Conventional Modern AND your favorite Pre/POSTWAR runners can all be outfitted with Lionel TMCC (using ElectricRR) and have RailSounds and Cruise Control (Odyssey) added. Note: Pre/Postwar Engines will not be permanently altered and can be put back to original conventional system when considering the engine’s value in original...
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Upgrade From Conventional to TMCC w/RailSound 4 and Cruise Control (Odyssey)

JTTrains ·
Jamestown Train Depot, www.JTTrains.com specializes in control system upgrades for your engines. ProtoSound Version 1, ProtoSound Version 2/3 with bad boards (broken), Conventional Modern AND your favorite Pre/POSTWAR runners can all be outfitted with Lionel TMCC (using ElectricRR) and have RailSounds and Cruise Control (Odyssey) added. Note: Pre/Postwar Engines will not be permanently altered and can be put back to original conventional system when considering the engine’s value in original...
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Help with sound file for a ps3 upgrade

mdheavener ·
I have upgraded a PS1 Allegheny 2-6-6-6 Primer 20-3017-1 with PS3 Steam upgrade kit 50-1911. This is my first PS3 upgrade. Everything checked out in conventional mode and now ready to download sound file. I downloaded PS3 sound file from 20-3505-1. I have DCS Loader program 5.0.0 I have the TIU fixed output 1 attached to track with engine on it. TIU Rev L, USB plugged into the TIU & PC, Z-500 Brick plugged into Aux Power input on the TIU. I opened the Loader program and opened the saved...
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Legacy Cab Upgrade needed!!

Beau W. ·
Can anyone help. I am trying to get the latest legacy Cab Remote upgrade, however when I try to retrieve it off of Lionel's site I am getting a busted link error. Anyone have the latest version they could share, also what is the latest version? I have also contacted Lionel support of this issue, just don't know how long they will take. Thanks
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NEED SPECS/SOURCE for miniature relay for headlite circuit

John N. ·
I want to run side lites (6) and head lite on a MTH PS1 Dreyfus Hudson upgraded to PS2/3 off of the headlite circuit by using a miniature relay, in place of the CV Board. Headlite circuit will provide power to energize and control the relay. I heed advice regarding relay specs and possible sources of such a relay. Thanks.
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Lionel 610-8057-200 Smoke Unit Install/Upgrade

Jim Harrington ·
I would like to install a Lionel 610-8057-200 Smoke Unit in a Lionel E-6 with TMCC (6-18095) to replace the mechanical unit. Connection for the resistor is straightforward (connect to the existing smoke unit power.) My question(s) are for the fan. I plan to replace the cherry switch with a reed switch with magnets on a driver, as the actuation for the "chuff" and smoke is currently only one per revolution. 1. Is there an output pin on the motherboard that the fan should be connected to, or...
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Question Regarding Any Upgrades for a Southern PS-4 Model 6-11103

Southern Randy ·
At the risk of wearing out my welcome after getting so much assistance regarding my random chuff problem on my Southern Mountain, I ask the following question: My 2006 6-11103 Southern PS-4 is my favorite locamotive. Perhaps because my grandfather a conductor on the Southern RR back in the early 1900's, makes me partial to this one. This is a Cab-1 Odyssey system. How can I upgrade this engine to have the same level of realization as my Legacy systems? More specifically, despite making every...
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MTH Railking Santa Fe AA set with Proto 2.0 upgraded. New price LQQK!

Super Dave ·
Hello to everyone out there! I need to make some room and these need to go to somebody else. When I got these the boards were no good so I had them upgraded to proto 2.0 3 volt boards. Run perfect with passenger sound set. Comes with original box and has been tested okay. Asking $225 including (CONUS) shipping (USPS). If you have any questions please contact me through my profile. Thanks!! Noted: there is a very small flaw in the picture but nothing too serious, just wanted to be transparent.
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Upgrading my older TMCC to odyssey is this possible?

TrainDepot5344 ·
Hi I have several Lionel TMCC engines without speed control, ie Norfolk and Western 1218, and the Union Pacific 4006 Big Boy, and several diesel engines. I am looking for the information to convert these to newer speed control, I'm ok with rail sounds 5,0 but need more control over the engines speed. A lot of what I am reading here is about other brands and some acronyms I don't know, thank you for your patience with me. Regards John
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WELCOME TO THE 23rd YORK DCS USER GROUP MEETING! ***Important Update 3/27/17***

Barry Broskowitz ·
JOIN US FOR THE 23rd YORK DCS USER GROUP MEETING - AT THE WYNDHAM GARDEN, FORMERLY THE HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE CENTER - AKA THE HOLIDOME!!! Make your plans now to attend the 23rd Semi-Annual York DCS User Group Meeting! !!! WE WILL BE DOING COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADES TO THE LATEST DCS RELEASE RIGHT AT THE MEETING !!! !!!! WE WILL ALSO BE DOING COMPLIMENTARY DCS WIFI (WIU) FIRMWARE UPGRADES RIGHT AT THE MEETING!!!! NEWS FLASH!! !!! MTH will be raffling off several items at the meeting - including...
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Upgrading a DCS Remote

Wanderer ·
Hi all, I'm stumped. I'm trying to upgrade my TIU/Remote to v6.0. I'm connecting to the TIU via the USB connection and using the consumer loader v5.0. After quite a few attempts, I was able to upgrade the TIU. I'm now trying to upgrade the remote. I have the USB to the TIU and the phone cord to the remote (connected to the remote input connector on the TIU). When I start the "send code to the remote" sequence, everything progresses as expected until the "press and hold the power button"...
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Need quick help with Lionel GS-2 ERR Upgrade

elementdude195 ·
Hello, I'm upgrading an engine for a friend and wanted to add the ERR cruise upgrade to it. The engine is a Lionel GS-2 Daylight Express 6-18007. I'm not sure if it's a can motor or pullmor motor and if it's a DC or AC powered motor. Seem like all these requirements make a difference to which board to buy. I'm not sure which board to buy for this engine to get the cruise control function. I think the Cruise Commander is the one to get, but I'm not 100% about it. If someone can point me to...
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DCS Upgrades at the 24th York DCS User Group Meeting!

Barry Broskowitz ·
*** News Flash *** We expect that there will be an upgrade to the DCS App available prior to the meeting! We also expect that there will be new TIU code to support the new version of the app and we will be doing TIU upgrades to the new DCS version! MTH will provide a demo of the new DCS Explorer at the meeting!
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K-Line Hudson Upgrades

TheTrainMain ·
Hiya! I was considering purchasing a K-line New York Central Hudson (K3270-5343S) and I was wondering a few things... 1. Can I install ERR cruise in it? 2. Is there a way to replace the Railsounds board with one from another later TMCC locomotive (New York Central 2-8-2 Mikado JR, w/TMCC (6-38609). I just really think that the sounds from this locomotive would compliment the hudson beautifully. 3. How would one install a super chuffer, so that I can have 4 chuffs per revolution, and fan...
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Upgrading the chuffing on lionchief plus locomotives

TheTrainMain ·
Hello! I own a Milwaukee Road Lionchief Hudson (6-82964) and I wanted to know if theres anyway to modify the engine to have the correct 4 chuffs per revolution. As of right now, it has 2. I do believe that it has a cherry switch inside controlling the chuff, but I dont know if thats adjustable.
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Doing a full ERR Upgrade

TheTrainMain ·
I have never done one of these before, and I don't even have the engine I plan on upgrading yet, however I thought I might as well attempt to learn and see if this is something I can pull off on my own. I plan on buying a K-line NYC Scale Hudson (conventional) and want to know how the whole ERR upgrade would work on it. I'd also like to know if there's a way to not use the reed switch, and instead use a different switch to keep the sounds in sync with the wheels. Of course I'd also want to...
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Proto-3 Upgrade

GenesisFan99 ·
Hey all I have a question about upgrade options for an older Proto-2 locomotive (20-2529-1) that I want to upgrade to Proto-3. I have already disconnected the wires and removed the Proto-2 board. What is the next step? Do I have to get a whole new Proto-3 board or just the upgrade kit? Would the whole new board be easier? Thanks, Peter
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DCS 6.10 Upgrade - Learn from my mistakes and save yourself some time and aggravation

Ron045 ·
The Reader's Digest version for the novice... The experts most likely don't make these mistakes. The curly phone cord must have four (4) wires. Some have 2 wires. LOOK CLOSELY. Took me 2 days to figure this out. If your computer is having a difficult time using the TIU USB connection (FT232R USB UART) and finding a COM port connection on the DCS loader, go to Protosound2.com and download the Windows USB drivers. Windows USB Drivers For DCS Loader Program - March 8, 2016 I spent countless...
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Question about upgrading an RMT BEEP to TMCC

AmtrakNickFilms ·
Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows someone who is able to upgrade an RMT BEEP to TMCC with Railsounds 5 as well as also adding cruise to it. I would also like to know how much something like this would cost. Thanks!
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No headlamp with ps3 steam upgrade.

Winger ·
I recently upgraded a 1994 challenger ps1, only to realize I have no headlight. Tried switching headlight and taillight and the bulb worked. There are no pinches or breaks. What voltage should I measure at the PS3 board connector? Going to do a continuity check on wiring tomorrow. Could I have a defective board? If so I may just be content to live with it. Regards. Mike
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Seuthe Smoke unit and PS3 upgrade.

Winger ·
Will the original MTH Seuthe smoke unit from a PS1 work with the PS3 upgrade without damaging the electronics? This question is to satisfy my curiosity. Regards, Mike
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Damaged 50-1911 Board

Winger ·
I have a damaged PS-3 upgrade board for steam. I posted about this board on another topic. I inadvertently shorted the speaker to ground. If anyone especially the techs would like to have this to autopsy. Let me know and I'll send it to you at no cost. Regards, Mike
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PS3 steam upgrade reverse issue.

Winger ·
I had loaded the PS3 upgrade files and chain files for my challenger. Everything was working properly. In forward headlamp was on tail lamp was off and the reverse was true in going backwards. I realized I had loaded the file for an oil burner. I set about reloading with the coal files. Noticed hat the engine was running reversed for forwards and visa versa. I then reloaded the Oil burner files and the same situation exists. The Tail light is always on. Which wasn't the case after first file...
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DCS App Upgrade Available

Barry Broskowitz ·
This evening the iOS version of the DCS App was upgraded to version 3.1.0 This upgrade "grays out" commands not available when using the app with the DCS Explorer. The new update is available from the iTunes App Store. I haven't yet confirmed, but expect, that the Android version was similarly upgraded in the Google Play store.
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MTH Proto Couplers. What's the difference?

Winger ·
Over the last year I've upgraded 3 of my MTH engines with the 3/2 upgrade kit. In every case the couplers were upgraded. What's the difference in the Proto 1, 2 and the 3/2 upgrade couplers? Is it Electrical or Mechanical? Just curious. Mike
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ps3 upgrade kit

EJC ·
I am upgrading my MTH UP 844 from ps2 to ps3. The ps2 5v board burned out. Can anyone answer some questions I have. This engine has the following lights Headlight. cab light. firebox. green marker LEDS in the engine. backup lamp in the tender. backup lamp in the engine. The ps3 steam upgrade kit only has a connector for headlight, backup light and marker LEDS for the tender. I will use the green Marker LEDS in the engine. The tender has no marker lamps. Can the cab and firebox lamps be used?
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Polar Express engine & tender question

C&Osteam ·
I started with the proverbial Lionel 027 conventional set. I’ve added many cars, both of Polar Express form and a train of Menards military gear. It’s nice, but now I prefer the speed control of my Legacy C&O. Question: Do you have any thoughts on an upgrade to tmcc? Should I have this engine upgraded? Or buy a different engine? Tender?
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NKP Berkshire #765

Evan Cihlar ·
Here is a video of my MTH Premier NKP Berkshire that was upgraded from PS1 to PS3. Do you like the LEGACY 765 whistle better than this one? Or vise-versus?
 
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