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CN&W Yellow Jacket Owner's Manual

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C&NW Yellow Jacket 4-6-2

Owner’s Manual

PO BOX 231 ~ RR 1 Route 11 ~ NORTHUMBERLAND, PA 17857

PHONE: 570-473-9434  FAX: 570-473-3293

Web Site: www.weavermodels.com ~ E-mail: qcweaver@ptd.net

Congratulations on the purchase of the Chicago and North 
Western E class Pacific, also nicknamed the “Yellow Jacket”.  
This O Scale prototype was built by ALCO’s Schenectady 
Works in September 1917 and ran for almost 40  years, after 
becoming renumbered in July 1956.  Because this 
locomotive is hand assembled with sheet and cast brass 
parts, please take care in handling the unit to prevent any 
accidental damage.

The locomotive package contains a replacement packet of 
screws, smoke fluid, traction tires (3-Rail models only), and a 
wrench for the side rods for your convenience.  Should you 

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Railsounds™ and TrainMaster® 
Command Control are registered 
trademarks of and licensed by 
Lionel LLC.


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Figure 2

Greasing Points

Figure 1

Lubrication Points

Lubrication Points



need additional parts or service, contact our factory at the 
address listed on the front of this booklet.

Before You Use Your Engine:

The CN&W Yellow Jacket has been tested and greased 
before leaving the factory and is ready-to-run on any 0-54 
layout or larger.  However, it is recommended that all moving 
parts on this engine are lubricated lightly upon the first initial 
use and after a heavy or extended period of use, in order to 
enhance performance.  For specific lubrication points please 
refer to the diagram in Figure 1.

Maintaining Your Engine:

The engine and tender should be maintained periodically to 
insure proper operation and performance.  All moving parts 
should be oiled after 25 hours of operation.  On heavily used 
engines, bearing grease (or a similar lubricant) should be 
added to the gear box, located between the blind drivers on 
the drive train.  To add grease, remove the four small Phillips 
screws on the inspection cover and insert the grease using a 
screw driver.  For specific greasing points, please refer to the 


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diagram in Figure 2.  Reassemble and run the engine as 

Smoke Unit Instructions:

This engine is equipped with an operating smoke unit and is 
wired with an ON/OFF switch located under the cab directly 
behind the trailing truck.  If you decide not to use the smoke 
unit, then the ON/OFF switch should be in the OFF position.  
This step is highly recommended as the smoke unit will heat 
up and could eventually burn out.  To add fluid, simply pour 
about 10 drops of smoke fluid provided with your locomotive, 
into the smoke stack.  After adding the smoke fluid, apply 
power to your track and after several seconds the engine will 
begin to smoke.

Battery Installation Instructions For Conventional 

To operate this engine successfully in conventional mode, a 
9 volt battery needs to be installed in your tender.  There are 
four 3mm screws, one on each corner of the tender floor.  To 
install your battery, remove the four screws from the bottom 
of the tender and the tender shell will then remove easily.  
You will find a 9 volt battery connector end wrapped in black 
electrical tape among the wires.  Install the battery, place the 
tender shell back on the tender floor, and reinstall the four 
3mm screws.

Sound System Operating Instructions (This 
Section Applies Only To 3-Rail Locomotives With 

All our 3-Rail with sound engines are equipped with 
Railsounds™ the finest sound system available today and 
the industry's premier digital operating control system, 
TrainMaster® Command Control.  This system will operate 
with a conventional transformer but the additional sound 
features which include squealing brakes, coupler sound, 


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steam chuff, up and down whistle pitches, steam sound, bell, 
volume control, tower command, and crew talk will not 
function without the remote control and command base.

In order to properly function all the additional 
features you will need:

6-12868 CAB-1™ Remote Control
6-12911 Command™ Base
(CAB-1 and Base are available together as 6-12969 
TrainMaster Command set.)

Installation is easy:

1. Connect the base output wire to the outer rail.  Plug Base 
into wall outlet.
2. Set your transformer to 18 volts.

Press <ENG> <1>, turn red throttle clockwise to go.  To 
change directions, press <DIR> once.  The train will stop.  
Turn the throttle clockwise to go.

To operate Towercomm message, press <AUX1>, <7>.  
Message will play in 4 seconds.  To operate Crewtalk 
message, press <AUX1>, <2>.

Horn, Bell, and F and R coupler should be self explanatory.


Command Base



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Pressing <BOOST> speeds the engine up momentarily to 
climb a grade.  <Brake> slows or stops the engine 
momentarily.  The engine will resume its original speed after 
the <BOOST> or <BRAKE> button is released.

All engines come set as engine #1.  To change the ID to any 
number between 1 and 99, move the "PROGRAM/RUN" 
switch on the engine to PROG.  Turn on track power.  Press 
<ENG> then <#> then <SET>.  The horn will blow.  Move the 
switch to the RUN position.  To run, press <ENG> then <#>, 
and turn throttle.

3-Rail With Sound in Conventional Mode:

If you are running your 3-Rail with sound locomotive on a 
conventional transformer you will only receive a select 
number of sounds.  These sounds include steam chuff, bell, 
and up and down whistle pitches.

Service And Warranty Information:

This item is warranted for one year from the date of 
purchase.  We will repair or replace (at our option) the 
defective part without charge for parts or labor, if the item is 
returned in the manner listed below within one year of the 
original date of purchase.  This warranty does not cover 
items that have been abused or damaged by careless 
handling.  Transportation costs incurred by the customer are 
not covered under this warranty.  

For warranty repair, DO NOT return your product to the place 
of purchase.  Instead, follow the instructions below to obtain 
warranty service as our dealer network is not prepared to 
service the product under the terms of this warranty.

1. First: WRITE, CALL or FAX Weaver Models, PO Box 231, 
RR 1 Route 11, Northumberland, PA  17857, 570-473-9434 


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(FAX #570-473-3293), requesting a Return Authorization 
Number and stating when the unit was purchased and a 
description of the problem.



  Make sure the product is packed in its original 

factory packaging including its foam and plastic wrapping 
material so as to prevent damage during shipping.  The 
shipment must be prepaid and we recommend that it be 

A cover letter, including you name, address, 

daytime phone number and a full description of the 
problem MUST be included to facilitate the repairs.  
Please include the description regardless of whether you 
discussed the problem with one of our service 
technicians when contacting Weaver Models.

3. Please make sure you have followed the instructions 
carefully before returning any merchandise for service.

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