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C&NW Yellow Jacket 4-6-2
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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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
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
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,
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.
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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