Throttle Instructions

All locomotives are DCC and controlled with radio cab control throttles. Diesel locomotives are operated using Iowa Scaled Engineering’s excellent ProtoThrottles; steam locomotives are operated with NCE radio cabs.

ProtoThrottle diagram.

Basic controls are as follows…

ProtoThrottle for diesel locomotives
Cab ONPress MENU button (Upper Left of the LCD)
Select Loco
HeadlightTurn knob(s) at bottom
BellPress BELL (latch)
HornPull brown HORN handle
Air CompPress AIR (latch: press once for function, press again to turn OFF)
Engine OFFn/a
Cab OFFSet Throttle to IDLE, Brake to OFF, Reverser in MIDDLE position;
then hold down SELECT button, then press DOWN button
ProtoThrottles are labelled and modified with parts from Scotty’s Model Shop to aid the operator.

NCE ProCab throttle for steam locomotives
Cab ONEMERG STOP
Select Loco
HeadlightHeadlight
Dim Keypad 7 (latch)
BellBELL (latch)
Whistle/HornHorn/Whistle
WaterKeypad 9 (latch)
Class/MarkersKeypad 6 (latch)
Engine OFFEMERG STOP
Cab OFFEXPN, then Keypad 1
Latch = press once for function ON, press again for function OFF
NCE Intermediate throttle
Cab ONHORN
Select Loco
HeadlightKeypad 6

BellBELL (latch)
Whistle/HornHORN
Water
Air Comp
Engine OFFn/a
Cab OFFHold SHIFT + HORN
Latch = press once for function ON, press again for function OFF