I had someone bring in an LC 0-4-0 Christmas Express with Bluetooth and would like to have a reverse light installed that only turns on when the engine is in reverse.

I see that the board has plenty of empty connection which I'd think is pretty safe to assume that these are for additional lighting and features. If anyone has a pin-out diagram of the board, that would make it much easier to install the reverse light.

Thanks!

H1000

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You're right, it would be easier.   Where Bruk when you need him, we need his kind of documentation like he did for Legacy.

I have the pin out on my work computer. Lionel sent me the pin out to do exactly what you want to do. However, once I opened it up and looked at the underside of the bd. , it was clearly marked RL for rear light. I can email it to you tomorrow if you like.  It was sent in the body of the email. If I can snip it, I’ll post it here as well. I ran a tether back to the tender and it works great. Only problem is I only had a blue LED which I stuck in there and have been to lazy to replace it now that I have a replacement! Lionel has come through for me for many little things like this. If I can get them to reply to my request to send my Vision Niagara in for service though!

Jim Z "Torn between the New York Central and todays great railroads"!

I've only disassembled the tender so far to take a look inside. It looks like the main board is here and not in the engine. I could clearly make out the bluetooth module. A keyed 6 pin tether already makes it way to the engine from the tender.  I'd assume that the pins are:

1: Hot - center rail
2: Neutral - Outside rail
3: Motor +
4: Motor -
5: Smoke Resistor control +
6: Smoke Resistor control -

I haven't pulled the engine apart as that wasn't something I felt that needed to be opened for this project.

Any information you can provide would certainly be helpful.

 

H1000

NYC Z-MAN posted:

I have the pin out on my work computer. Lionel sent me the pin out to do exactly what you want to do. However, once I opened it up and looked at the underside of the bd. , it was clearly marked RL for rear light. I can email it to you tomorrow if you like.  It was sent in the body of the email. If I can snip it, I’ll post it here as well. I ran a tether back to the tender and it works great. Only problem is I only had a blue LED which I stuck in there and have been to lazy to replace it now that I have a replacement! Lionel has come through for me for many little things like this. If I can get them to reply to my request to send my Vision Niagara in for service though!

Jim, I'd love to get your diagram, thanks!

Here is the pin-out for the lighting connector. I'm wondering why all the boards for my locomotive are in the engine and yours are in the tender? Did I understand you correctly? I have the LC+ NYC 0-4-0 w/ Bluetooth. My tender has a speaker and leads to the coupler and power pick ups. It's empty otherwise!

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Jim Z "Torn between the New York Central and todays great railroads"!

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The 0-4-0 probably explains why the board is in the tender.   Pretty small in the locomotive and you do have the fan driven smoke and the motor in there.

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