Getting started with a Powermaster and CAB1L remote

OK all, I am getting started using a Legacy Powermaster 360 and a Legacy Cab1L remote. Honestly I am finding the instructions confusing on some areas. My first question is if the Powermaster is set to the command switch position and the power is turned on on the 2 Powerhouse bricks will power automatically be applied to the track or does the Powermaster need to be "turned on" from the Cab1l? Also is there an on/off switch on the Cab1 or does it just go to sleep?

 

Frank Ventura

choochoo@technologynation.us

 

 

... Another dedicated member of the model railroad quality control department. whenever I see quality, I try to control it...

 

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Frank, l will be honest, l am not sure but I think when the Powermaster is in command mode l think it will power up when you address it and push the boost button. On my layout l always keep the Powermaster in conventional mode and just dial up the voltage, it is the way l can limit top speed of all locomotives.

Ray

ChooChoo1972 posted:

OK all, I am getting started using a Legacy Powermaster 360 and a Legacy Cab1L remote. Honestly I am finding the instructions confusing on some areas. My first question is if the Powermaster is set to the command switch position and the power is turned on on the 2 Powerhouse bricks will power automatically be applied to the track NO or does the Powermaster need to be "turned on" from the Cab1l?YES  Also is there an on/off switch on the Cab1 or does it just go to sleep?IT SLEEPS 

 

Setting it up in Command mode, as you have described, power to the track is controlled by the remote. Power is at the Powermaster when the brick(s) are on, but the Powermaster must be addressed and issued a command for track power to be present or removed.

I prefer assigning it a TR type of ID#. ENG seemed confusing to me, but, if you have some MU engine sets, TR becomes the confusing ID.

Powermaster ID assigned, bricks on, Cab 1L base and remote on and connected to common - Enter the TR/ID# (Press TR, then #)- Next press the BOOST  button.

There should be full voltage on the track.

To turn off track power - press AUX 1 and then O.

See attached excerpt from the manual

Are you good now?

 

Carl

Arctic Railroad

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Carl, thanks, you should write manuals. You made that much clearer than he manual. Since I won't be doing any lash-ups addressing the PM as TR makes sense. Appreciate the answer.

Frank Ventura

choochoo@technologynation.us

 

 

... Another dedicated member of the model railroad quality control department. whenever I see quality, I try to control it...

 

Going through any mfg's manuals is an acquired skill. I am glad that I could communicate it in a way that you understand. if you read between the lines, Rayin S had it, too.

So, are you up and running?

Most of the guys using the PM360 have multiple unit dual motored Pulmor's with lighted passenger cars that need the amps. 20 foot trains.

Carl

Arctic Railroad

Carl, thank you very much. I didn't have a chance to play with until this past weekend since I was pretty busy with work all week ... something has to pay for all these toys. In the end all worked out. I really like how the CAB 1L gives a little audio feedback whena button is pressed, nice touch Lionel. 

Frank Ventura

choochoo@technologynation.us

 

 

... Another dedicated member of the model railroad quality control department. whenever I see quality, I try to control it...

 

Frank,

Thanks for replying. Good to hear that all is well. The command stuff becomes easier as you operate the layout more once you get it working. 

If I don't run for a while, I still have to look up commands.

Have fun!

Carl

Arctic Railroad

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