I am looking for a PDF of the TAS Bottleneck board install manual. Would appreciate anyone who might have a copy. Thanks, John
Good luck with that John, I've never seen a manual for that board. I've worked on a couple of them, but I was able to figure them out without documentation.
I can read enough of the writing around the plugs to get it wired just like to have a manual for luck. Knew it was a shot in the dark, you never know what you can dig up on the forum. They are a strange creature do you know what they were used in ? I imagine they were OEM for something and not sold to the public. j
They were in small Atlas locomotives, I forget the exact model. They were in the ones with the horizontal motor, and that's all the room there was for the electronics.
Atlas SW models. The design allowed the SW model to be TMCC controlled, three modular Lionel boards, with a single horizontal drive motor. Tight fit. Dates to 2001?? Poor Dallee electronics were used before this drive system. A small speaker was installed in the fuel tank.
Contacting Mike Reagan might be your only other hope.
Thanks Mike, couldn't remember what I ran across that oddball in. I remembered it was a switcher with a horizontal motor, but that was the extent of my memory.
I did remember that it was a PITA to work on.
History: Mike Reagan, still TAS (Train America Studios), Youngstown OH. retro-fitted existing Dallee Atlas SW models with the electronics pictured. Required new frames from Atlas at the time. New, today, Atlas SW's have ERR electronics. The large horizontal motor, with two flywheels, had very good low speed, and torque, may be one of the better O scale switcher models without an electronic speed control. IMO.