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  1. Looks like there's a new catalog. http://mthtrains.com/news/589 GS series has the smoking quillable whistle! MTH-OneGauge-Catalog-2017.pdf Update:5/1/18 --- Two GS4 paint schemes have been **CANCELED** due to not enough pre-orders. - 70-3032-1 - All black SOUTHERN PACIFIC GS-4 - 70-3035-1 - All black BNSF GS-4
  2. Updated: 11/1/17 Wanted to share that the latest version of the DCS remote and TIU firmware is now available. (Updates as always are free of charge.) This version is important as it is required in order to operate the new WiFi module (WIU) that is about to be released that allows you to control your trains with the Android/iOS app. Download: (DCS v6.10 for TIU & Remote) - From MTH: DCS v6.10 (See instructions below on steps to download and install from MTH) - Or direct .Zip file here: DCS 6.10.zip (**Note: You do not need to change or upload anything to your engines. This is software only for the Remote and TIU.**)) ********************************** Version 6.10 New Features Added Record/Playback In Super Mode Required For Wi-Fi DCS Premium App (Build 2.0.1 iOS and 2.0.2 Android) . Version 6.10 Resolved Issues Addressed numerous fixes resolved with release of DCS WiFi Premium App (Build 2.0.1 iOS and 2.0.2 Android) Also please Note: To load this latest version of DCS you MUST use the new DCS Loader Program version 5.00: Download: (DCS Consumer Loader Program v5.00 for the PC/Computer) - From MTH here: DCS Consumer Loader Program - ver 5.0 (See instructions below on steps to download from MTH) - Or direct .Zip file from here: MTH DCS Consumer Loader v5.00.zip *You will need to update the DCS Consumer Loader program to use the Remote & TIU files.* Instructions on how to download and install the DCS Consumer Loader program direct from MTH: DCS Consumer Loader Program version 5.00 for Windows PC: (This is the software you install and run on your Windows PC to perform the TIU and Remote firmware/software updates) - Visit www.protosound2.com - Download the DCS Consumer Loader Program Version 5.00 by clicking the 'Download Now!' link. (*Click for example photo*) - Fill out the required info then select 'Go to Download Software Page'. (*Click for example photo*) - On the DCS Software Version 5.00 link either left click to download and note where the files are saved OR right-click and select 'Saved linked content as' and save to where you want. (*Click for example photo*) (Right click menus will vary based on Internet browser used) - You then have file "V5.0.0.exe". (This is a file that can self-extract, you do not need winzip or any other program to extract the files) - Use 'My Computer' or 'This PC' on your desktop or use Windows file explorer to go to where the file was saved. - Left-click the "V5.0.0.exe" file (which starts the self-extractor) - Then select the 'Browse' button and save to 'Desktop' so it's easy to find, then click 'Ok' then 'Unzip' (*Click for example photo*) - You now have two files "Setup.exe" and "MTH DCS Consumer Loader V5.0.0.msi". - Go to where they are saved and Left click the "Setup.exe" file to start the install process and complete. (MTH recommends un-installing older versions of the loader first) - Left click the "DCS Consumer Loader" shortcut on your Desktop - You will then see this screen where you can select icons to either load to TIU or load to remote. Click the appropriate icon and follow the instructions. (*Click for example photo*) - Note where you saved your DCS TIU and Remote files from the steps below. - *For Reference* DCS Consumer Loader thread: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/694-mth-dcs-consumer-loader-v500-current-version/ You will also need: DCS version 6.00 for the TIU and Remote: (These are the DCS data files that the Consumer Loader Program uses to update your TIU and Remote) - Visit www.protosound2.com - Download the DCS Version 6.00 by clicking the 'Download Now!' link. (*Click for example photo*) - Fill out the required info then select 'Go to Download Software Page'. (*Click for example photo*) - On the DCS Software Version 6.00 link either left click to download and note where the files are saved OR right-click and select 'Saved linked content as' and save to where you want. (*Click for example photo*) (Right click menus will vary based on Internet browser used) - You then have file "DCS6_00.exe". (This is a file that can self-extract, you do not need winzip or any other program to extract the files) - Use 'My Computer' or 'This PC' on your desktop or use Windows file explorer to go to where the file was saved. - Left-click the DCS6_00.exe file (which starts the self-extractor) - Then select the 'Browse' button and save to 'Desktop' so it's easy to find, then click 'Ok' then 'Unzip' (*Click for example photo*) - You now have three files. Two are the key ones you need "tiu6p00.Dcst" & "remote6p00.Dcsr" to use with DCS Loader program. These files cannot be used on their own. For instructions on how to upgrade the TIU and Remote software see below or my website: www.rayman4449.com/DCS_Tips.htm#DCS_Software_and_Upgrade_TIU_Remote (also see my website for info and photos for needed cables, additional information and troubleshooting.) Step 1: Updating the TIU **When updating to a different version of DCS software in your TIU and remote, you should always start by updating the TIU first.** Connect your TIU to the computer using either the 9 pin serial or USB cable (Your computer can already be booted up) Plug the 3.5mm stereo audio cable ends into the TIU's "Proto-Dispatch" & "Proto-cast" ports Connect the power supply to the Fixed 1 input port OR connect the Aux power supply to the Aux power port on the TIU Start the DCS Loader program Close out of any unnecessary programs or applications and do not use the computer while the update is in progress Click the load software to TIU Icon Carefully follow the instructions on the screen. (it will instruct you to connect the serial cable and 3.5mm audio cables) Then select the "*.DCSt" file (example: "tiu5p0.DCSt") The update process should start and will tell you when you are finished Step 2: Updating the Remote Once you have updated the TIU software to the version you are wanting to use, then update the remote. Connect your TIU to the computer using either the 9 pin serial or USB cable (Your computer can already be booted up) BE SURE TO REMOVE the 3.5mm stereo audio cable ends from the TIU's "Proto-Dispatch" & "Proto-cast" ports Connect the power supply to the Fixed 1 input port OR connect the Aux power supply to the Aux power port on the TIU Start the DCS Loader 2.xx program Close out of any unnecessary programs or applications and do not use the computer while the update is in progress Ensure your remote has good batteries and test it by turning it on. Ensure the remote is off before you get started Connect the remote to the TIU with the 4-pin narrow phone cable. (Be sure to plug the remote into the Remote input port NOT the AIU port!!!) Click the load software to Remote Icon Carefully follow the instructions on the screen. (it will instruct you to connect the serial cable and remote cord) NOTE: When instructed to press the power button on the remote, the remote should remain off. If the remote powers up, it's not detecting it's plugged into the TIU. See below steps for troubleshooting. Then select the "*.DCSr" file (example: "remote5p0.DCSr") Follow the instructions on the screen The update process should start and will tell you when you are finished.
  3. Ray's Electric Trainworks is a fully authorized MTH Dealer and Service and Repair center and can offer assistance with anyone that needs help with their MTH trains in any scale (And also non-MTH). Pricing and stock page posted for the One Gauge line including control system components etc: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH/MTH_OneGauge.htm For other scales please email or call for pricing information. This includes all current MTH stock, future catalog orders (including the current 2013 catalog) along with old stock/used items currently avail for sale. Raymond
  4. $400 TO $900. YOU CONTACT ME AT 423.745.0149 / TopNotchPrinting@gmail.com
  5. **UPDATED 2/8/2018** News and info on the WIU (WiFi Interface Unit) (50-1034) with new MTH Smart Phone App and related DCS Software update (DCS 6.10 current). The WIU and apps are now available for purchase/download. See below for details on what is required and info pages for additional help. Latest update WIU: (1/28/2018) - Premium Version of the App: (Is available for purchase via inside the DCS app itself) - Most current version of the app requires DCS 6.10 loaded to your TIU. (software/firmware loaded to TIU and Remote) (Update DCS remote as well) - WIU firmware update v1.1 is available. *see below* (Update: 2/3/2016) Items related/required for using new WIU & App: - Android/Apple(iOS) App: (Available for download via the Apple iTunes and Google Play online stores on your Android/Apple iOS device.) - Free version: Controls up to 3 locomotives w/limited light and sound control (Available now) - Standard version: ($4.99 cost) Controls up to 99 engines and more sound/light control settings. (Available now) - Premium version: ($24.95 cost) Provides Lash-ups and switch/accessory controls. Note: 1) To purchase the upgraded Standard or Premium version select "...More" then "Upgrades" within the DCS app itself 2) Once you have purchased the app (either Standard or Premium) you can use it on as many other devices that are linked to your Google/Android or Apple iOS account that you want at no extra charge. You do not have to purchase the app again for each device. - WIU (WiFi Interface Unit): Now available to purchase (Click here to purchase: Buy WIU) - Note: WIU comes with USB cable for direct connection to the latest Rev L TIU that has USB port. If you have older TIU you will need a serial to USB adapter cable (Purchase serial to USB cable here) - TIU (Track Interface Unit): (Available separately or as part of DCS Control set with DCS remote) (Purchase TIU here / Purchase DCS Remote Control Set here) - w/TIU version Rev L (Latest version with USB port): Will work with your WIU without any extra cables to buy. - w/TIU versions older (Rev G, H, I etc): Need to purchase a serial to USB adapter cable (Purchase serial to USB cable here) - Note: Not all USB to serial adapter cables work or are reliable. Be sure to get a high quality brand name cable or purchase the one I have available. - MTH DCS version 6.10 (Required for TIU) - Now available (See this link for help: Help on upgrading TIU/Remote to 6.10) - Link to Updated DCS Consumer Loader program for your Windows PC: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/694-mth-dcs-consumer-loader-v500-current-version/ - Link to current DCS v6.10 for TIU & Wireless remote www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/693-mth-dcs-remote-tiu-firmware-v610-current-version/ - DCS version 6.10 is required (for TIU and Remote) in order for Premium version of app to function correctly. WiFi DCS User's Guide: (Download from MTH) - Addendum to Guide: - Multiple WIUs (Connecting via Ethernet cable): To setup do the following for each WIU -- Connect the Ethernet cable from your home router/network, USB cable from TIU to WIU, attach Antenna, leave switch set to MTH, and plug in the WIU power cable. When the app first starts it looks for available WIUs. Hit the Refresh button once for every extra WIU you have on your network. (ie Press refresh once if you have 2 WIUs) Your active engine list will now be updated or you can now add engines and run trains. WiFi Firmware updates: (ver 1.1 Released 02/03/2016) Details regarding the update: WIU Wi-Fi Firmware v1.1 update To update: - Download the latest WIU Firmware *Click Here* - You will download one file (example: WIU_1.1.0.bin). No need to unzip, this is the file you select to update the firmware (See instructions in WIU user manual) - Log in to the WIU with your PC (refer to pages 9-12 in the WIU user manual *Click Here to download*) (WIU interface is called "LuCI") - Flash the WIU per the instructions in the User Manual Troubleshooting Tips: Key items to note: Some are having issues related to their devices and/or wifi networks themselves that are getting blamed on the MTH DCS app. (OS problems/Cheap tablets/Power save feature in phone/table OS/etc) Read through the items I have provided below. Some are also having issues with their App auto updating but they aren't updating the TIU to the latest DCS version when the app update requires it. So some are running old DCS versions 5.00 loaded to the TIU trying to run the most current version of the App and isn't working correctly. See the note I have below on this issue along with recommendations. Make sure your tablet/phone is actually connected to the MTH created Wifi network. Picture (Connected to Wifi) (You need to specifically confirm you are connected to the MTH wifi network and not another like your home network) Picture (Not Connected to Wifi) 'No TIUs Found' error message: Note, I have found that upgrading the WIU to the firmware v1.1 (released on 2/3/16) has resolved all occurrences of this issue. However if you get this message first make sure you are properly connected to the MTH WIU Wifi network or have it configured for your home network correctly (as noted in the Wifi DCS Users Manual - See above for link). If connected to network, close the DCS app and restart. (you need to manually close the app not just hit the home button). If you are unsure how to close the app, try rebooting the Smartphone/Tablet. If you still get the message, Cut power to the layout/TIU and WIU and power back on. Then hit the refresh button. Engine not responding: Hit the Refresh button to update your active engine list. Make sure the engine has been added to the App by adding 'New Engine' Connecting to WIU Wifi network: Network Key for logging into WIU wifi network directly is: mthdcswifi Power save mode on phone/tablet: Make sure you deactivate power save features applied to the DCS app itself and turn-off power save mode on the tablet. I generally recommend changing the screen time blank timeout to longer periods of time. MTH Wifi/vs home network: If you have issues with app and you are using your home wifi or Ethernet network, connect your tablet/phone directly to the MTH WIU Wifi network it creates. Tablet lagging/Slow: When tablets get to low battery levels it typically goes into power save mode and runs the processor at lower speed levels that can cause apps to lag and may cause issues. If your tablet is running low and lagging, stop using and charge it back up. App Auto-updates in Google Play store/Apple store: If you are someone that can't update your TIU/Remote software yourself or don't stay up-to-date on when new DCS versions are released, you may want to turn off App Auto-updates. Some App updates will need updated DCS version loaded to the TIU/Remote. Tablet quality/Price: Remember that you do get what you pay for. If you are willing to spend $1000s on your train collection, be willing to spend a little bit on a good quality tablet to ensure you get good battery life, decent speed and avoid strange issues that can come up with some of the cheapest tablets out there. The application itself may be a relatively simple and lnot very demanding on the tablet processor, but you still need reliability & stability! I have personally used the inexpensive Amazon Kindles with good result but in general I recommend considering a good quality name brand tablet like Samsung to minimize the number of issues you might encounter and to get good battery life. My personal preference has been the 7" tablets but 8" is likely close enough in size to feel the same. I would expect all Apple tablets to be of high quality and not have issues noted here on very low end Android tablets. See Tablet Recommendation List Running DCS App on Kindle: http://www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/996-mth-dcs-wifi-app-on-kindle-install-google-play-store/ Issue and bug reporting: If you find an issue or bug with the app please post here and the feedback will be shared with MTH: www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/727-mth-wifi-control-wiu-feedback-issue-reporting/#entry6258 Demo & Overview of the Wifi app: (Standard version) (Select 1080p HD to get max playback quality) *Note you can also swipe down to Refresh, or swipe left or right to move to the other screens* Ray's Electric Trains overview video: (50-1034) Note: The Refresh button (see GREEN arrow) that allows you to have the system perform a search on the layout and update your active engine list. MTH Trains DCS Wifi Quick start video: WiFi Interface Unit overview: (50-1034) Information on the DCS - Explorer Track Interface Unit w/Wi-Fi (50-1035): (This is an alternate Wifi control box intended for starter/basic users) - Info page: http://www.gscaletrainforum.com/index.php?/topic/1165-dcs-explorer-mini-tiu-and-wifi-in-one-unit/ - Note that the DCS Explorer (50-1035) isn't a replacement for the WIU device (50-1034) and will have a more limited feature set. It is intended for small starter sets with a 5amp limit. - This is a new item: DCS - Explorer Track Interface Unit w/Wi-Fi built-in (50-1035) - $129.95 MSRP - Availability date: In-stock as of 2/8/18 *Click here and email/call to purchase* - Control your trains via Wi-Fi with your smart device (phone/tablet) with a free version of the app for this device - Will not require TIU or WIU and will be like a TIU and WIU combined but will have a more limited feature set. - Expect this will could be very useful for One Gauge battery operators.
  6. This topic is to create a feedback list of various Android tables, so please share your experiences here. Notes: Power save mode: Make sure you deactivate power save features applied to the DCS app itself and turn-off power save mode on the tablet. I generally recommend changing the screen time blank timeout to longer periods of time. MTH Wifi/vs home network: If you have issues with app and you are using your home wifi or Ethernet network, connect your tablet/phone directly to the MTH WIU Wifi network it creates. Tablet lagging/Slow: When tablets get to low battery levels it typically goes into power save mode and runs the processor at lower speed levels that can cause apps to lag and may cause issues. If your tablet is running low and lagging, stop using and charge it back up. App Auto-updates in Google Play store/Apple store: If you are someone that can't update your TIU/Remote software yourself or don't stay up-to-date on when new DCS versions are released, you may want to turn off App Auto-updates. Some App updates will need updated DCS version loaded to the TIU/Remote. Tablet quality/Price: Remember that you do get what you pay for. If you are willing to spend $1000s on your train collection, be willing to spend a little bit on a good quality tablet to ensure you get good battery life, decent speed and avoid strange issues that can come up with some of the cheapest tablets out there. The application itself may be a relatively simple and lnot very demanding on the tablet processor, but you still need reliability & stability! I have personally used the inexpensive Amazon Kindles with good result but in general I recommend considering a good quality name brand tablet like Samsung to minimize the number of issues you might encounter and to get good battery life. My personal preference has been the 7" tablets but 8" is likely close enough in size to feel the same. I would expect all Apple tablets to be of high quality and not have issues noted here on very low end Android tablets. Recommend: Poloroid 7" (P7100) - Link to Menards - $39.99 (No noted issues with running but I would recommend a higher end tablet) Amazon 7" Kindle (8gb/16gb) - Link to Amazon.com - $49.99 Note: Using the Amazon Kindles requires additional step to get working as Google Play store is required in order to install DCS Wifi app. **See this topic for more info: Install Google Play Store on Kindle: ** Tablets with noted issues: None listed yet Not Recommended/Avoid: RCA Voyager 7" (8gb/16gb) - Link to Walmart.com - $44.98 This tablet does NOT work well with DCS app and is basically unusable. **DO NOT BUY** Engines drop to inactive list due to strange issues with the tablet OS/Wifi connection/Power save features.
  7. Continuing the photo posting, here is set of pics of the MTH Triplex - Erie (black boiler) version (One Gauge). For more info see the following pages: Additional Photos and Product information page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Triplex.htm Repairs/Modifications page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Triplex_mods.htm
  8. From the album: Joe Paonessa

    Here she is running on her stand
  9. Have a CN F7 AA with power unit front truck motor failure. Anyone with a spare motor for replacement? MTH, etc. no replies--or not available... Truck dissasembly down to motor, power applied rear power truck is a go; front is stuck, can spin with finger and it goes at all speeds until stopped. Is this a bearing shaft failure, if so, anyone with a fix? Thanks.
  10. Photos of the MTH Big Boy in 1:32 scale. These are probably my most favorite engines to run in my collection. For more info see the following pages: Additional Photos and Product information page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Big_Boy.htm Repairs/Modifications page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Big_Boy_mods.htm These pages are accessible off my home page at: www.rayman4449.com (Click the photo to enlarge) NEW PHOTOS (09/27/2014)
  11. Thanks to all of you who helped me with tips and advice for G scale. In 3 months I've tore down O scale and have trains running in G guage. Here is an mth set of f7 warbonnets in yellow and a broken down mth hudson .
  12. Hey I'm going to have 2 reverse loops on my G scale layout. Will an mrc reverse module work ok and will it work with mth locos.thx
  13. So trying to figure how I'm gonna do this.im gonna have to use some R1 curves in a few places. Will mth f units or dash 8 6 axles run on r1?
  14. Just completed this install of MTH Protosound 3 in a Bachmann G scale Thomas the Tank engine. Added timed Smoke, speaker, front and reverse lights.
  15. Here is a collection of photos of the MTH Hudson (One Gauge): For more info see the following pages: Additional Photos and Product information page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Hudson.htm Repairs/Modifications page: http://www.rayman4449.com/MTH_Hudson_mods.htm These pages are accessible off my home page at: www.rayman4449.com (Click the photo to enlarge) Most recent Upgrade to Protosound 3 with upgraded speaker and sound (other whistles available):
  16. Most recent install of Protosound 3 in USA Trains SD70. (w/upgraded speaker, sound, smoke output)
  17. Few photos of custom GS-2 / GS-4 all black with side-skirts. Final step is to paint the smoke box black. (Thank you to Chuck for the excellent side-skirt painting )
  18. Did a test video of the GS-4 with the new PS3 upgrade and PS3 sound. (Engine has the GS-2 nose from my GS-2 engine) Items to note with this sound file: Standard steam whistle sound Playable whistle with three levels of whistle Crossing sound with Air Horn (unique to the GS class engines) Crossing sound with steam whistle
  19. This a list of known DCC control equipment that has been found to have problems programming/controlling the MTH Protosound 3 engines/boards. (Some DCC equipment can have problems programing certain DCC decoders so this is not something isolated to the MTH Protosound 3 boards.) Problem DCC equipment list: (when trying to program MTH Protosound 3 boards/decoders) Marklin Central Station 2 (aka CS2): Reported issue with PS3: Has problem programming/changing CV values on some boards. Reported issue with other non-MTH DCC decoders: Has problems programming older/early Marklin decoders If you have issues, please review this master reference page: https://www.mthtrains.com/service-documents-taxonomy/proto-sound-30 Also for NCE, see: http://www.rayman4449.com/Programming_The_NCE_DCC_Controller.pdf I maintain DCC related info on my website at: http://www.rayman4449.com/DCS_Overview_Videos.htm#Operating_PS3_Under_DCC
  20. Hi guys, A while back, I traded a locomotive for a stripped out MTH Hudson. I'm having an issue when I run it, however. When I am running through Aristo wide radius turnouts (trailing points), the sliders drop down between the rails and jam. Obviously, the gauge is a little wide there. Should I attempt to correct the gauge or should I remove the sliders? Also, I note that the lead drivers do not fully touch the rails, and again, I suspect the sliders are the culprit. Any ideas? Thanks, Mark
  21. Test video of the MTH Hudson (One Gauge) with new Protosound 3 upgrade with PS3 sound. Items to note with this sound file: Standard steam whistle sound Playable whistle with three levels of whistle

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