The Bell button will activate all Railsounds
bells. Press and hold Bell two to three seconds to begin the sound;
press and hold again to stop it.
Press the Whistle/Horn button to activate
Lionel sound-equipped locomotives, including those equipped with Railsounds.
The sound will continue until the button is released. No external
sound activation buttons are needed.
Notes on sound activation
In Railsounds-equipped locomotives and tenders,
a continuous horn/whistle or bell trigger can occur if the sound buttons
are pressed before Railsounds is awake. To instantly correct
this condition, turn PowerHouse Off and back On again. For best results,
Do not activate Railsounds horns, whistles, or bells until track power
Type BW may cause random whistles in the Lionel
Mighty Sound of Steam tender with a three-pin connector. We
recommend you a purchase a Railsounds-equipped tender to replace your
Mighty Sound of Steam tender.
The Lionel logo on Type BW will illuminate
whenever the unit is receiving power from BW/PowerHouse.
Push the throttle forward to increase track
poweras power increases, the backlit powerband display will
For more realism, turn the throttle slowly
to gradually increase or decrease locomotive speed. The locomotive
can then be brought to a stop without triggering the direction control;
when the throttle is turned up again, the locomotive will proceed
in the same direction.
The direction control button interrupts track
power to activate the reverse unit in locomotives with forward-neutral-reverse
operation. This button has no effect on locomotives not equipped with
reverse units or on locomotives with the reverse unit in the Off position.
The direction control button also serves as
a short circuit reset button (see Type
BW and short circuits ).