Monthly Archives: August 2011

Passenger Car LED Lighting

This schematic is for driving multiple white LEDs for passenger car illumination. Values for the components have not been determined.

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Contact Information

Dale Manquen MANCO 1694 Calle Zocalo Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (805) 529-2496

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Conventional Whistle/Horn Control

The Whistle/Horn button on a Lionel “Multi-Control” transformers is a two-stage switch.  The purpose of the two stages is to first generate a large DC component in the track voltage to pull in the Whistle/Horn relay in the locomotive or … Continue reading

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An Under Shelf Novelty Layout

This video shows Joe O’Loughlin’s Novelty Layout using components furnished by MANCO.  The Beep automatically shuttles from end to end on the underside of the plate shelf in his living room.  The display is a favorite with visitors!  Thanks, Joe!

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TMCC Signal Basics

The following discussion will cover the actual transmission of train control information over wireless links for the Lionel TMCC and Legacy control systems. There are four types of communication: Wireless CAB-1 to TMCC Command Base and Powermaster (and Bridge to … Continue reading

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