Manufacturing Collectable Model Trains Since 1962

      Thank you for buying one of our ElectroLiners, this is a wonderful and unique model and the information provided below will give you added enjoyment to owning and running this fantastic model.

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      Due to the state of the current economy, and narrow interest in this type of item, the ElectroLiners will probably be just a "one run" item. Con-Cor does offer a "Layaway" program where you can pay for yours spread out over several months, we can be flexible to your time table. Just contact our office directly if you are interested in doing a "Layaway". (Email Link to our office at the bottom of this page.)

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You will find below on this page.

  • Part #1: Assembly of the 4 cars together and Lubrication and cleaning of the ElectroLiners running gear
  • Part #2: Removing The Body Shells
  • Part #3: Note on "DCC" (Digital Command Control) of the ElectroLiner

  • Part #1: Assembly of the 4 cars together and Lubrication of The ElectroLiner

          The factory used LaBelle #106 and #107 to lubricate this model before it left the factory but lubricants do dry out after a time and this model may have been sitting on the shelf or in your closet or a while. For the Front Gear box, use #106, LaBelle White Grease, (use only about what would be equal to 3 cooked grains of rice. That will be enough, and will last for quite a few months.)

          Use a few drops of LaBelle #107 Oil for the motor shaft. We also suggest putting a drop of LaBelle #107 on the ends of each axle where the metal contacts rub against the wheel axles, this will improve running performance as well as enhance the quiet operation of the ElectroLiner. Just put the tip of the needle point of the #107 bottle at each end of each axle and squeeze one drop of Labelle Oil at each lubrication point. No need to disassemble anything.

    Assemble the ElectroLiner on the Track to Prepare for Operation.

    Note about Orientation of the 4 cars.

          The photo on the box top shows the back of the train looking forward, so this means the Powered Locomotive (A car) is at the back of the train in the cover photo and therefore the 2nd car when you assmble the train is the lounge car which is behind the powered A car, Coach is 3rd car, and dummy Loco 4th car.

          A) Remove the Powered Locomotive ( A Car) and put it onto a straight piece of track at least 3 ft long. (Check Lubrication status of Locomotive now.)

          B) Turn on the Power. The locomotive should start to run and all lighting should come on. When running forward, the front headlight is "white", when in reverse it changes to "red".

          Turn the Power OFF.

          C) Next take the "C" (Lounge Car) out of the box and check for lubrication. Then, place the rear truck on the track about a foot behind the locomotive. Note that there are two points that need to connect.

          -The Metal "T" post that sticks down from the front of the "C" car will slide into the horizontal, plastic"C" clip on the rear of the Locomotive.

          -The 2nd is the 8 pin connector (Male end on the rear of the Locomotive) that needs to be mated to the female socket on the front of the "C" car. Keeping the "C" car roof level with the rear of the Locomotive body, and looking straight down you can glide the "C" car along the track and it will line up the male and female connectors. You will feel a positive "pop" when the two are mated.


          If you have joined the first two cars correctly, the locomotive will start pulling the "C" car down the track and the lights inside the "C" car will be lit. If there are no lights inside of the "C" car, the connectors are not joined correctly and you will need to turn the power off. Then gently disengage the "A" and "C" car and repeat the instructions above.

          D) Once you have the "C" car lighted and running behind the loco, turn off the track power and repeat the above process with the "B" car. Once you have the "B" car running and lighted behind the locomotive, repeat all of the above with the "D" car or rear Locomotive Car.

          Doing this step by step allows you to identify exactly where the connectors may not be mated correctly. This sounds like a long process, but after doing it once, it will only take a few minutes.

          When all of the connectors are hooked up correctly, running forward the front headlight is white and the rear head light on the "D" car is Red. The reverse is true when running in the opposite direction.

    Part #2: Removing the Body Shells..

    Removing the Body from the "HO" ElectroLiner Locomotive.

           (Please read through the entire set of directions before you start, it will make the job easier if you have a general understanding in advance of what you need to do.)

          The bodies are a tight fit, but with the following hints you can remove them easily to lubricate the motor shafts, or install a Decoder of your choice.

    Front (Powered) Locomotive. ("A" Car)

          Actually, to Lubricate the motor, and motor shaft, as well as to install a DCC decoder, the body of the Locomotive (A Car) is the only shell you will need to remove. The Industry Standard NMRA 8 pin socket set is mounted on the printed circuit board inside this powered Locomotive.

          The dip switch to change from track power to use of the overhead wire is located on the circuit board inside this "A" car. ( For location of Dip Switch see location illustra ed on A Assembly drawing. )

          NOTE: Be careful when removing the Body shells on any of the ElectroLiner cars, since the Trolley poles on all cars are wired to the circuit board inside each car body. Be gentle so as not to break the wires running to the Trolley Poles.

          You will need about 8 wooden toothpicks to do this. DO NOT USE ANY METAL OBJECT SUCH AS THE TIP OF A MODELERS KNIFE, or Plastic Tooth Picks since they are liable to mar the paint finish or gouge the plastic body.

          Turn Locomotive upside down on a soft surface. Insert 4 wooden toothpicks ( 2 on each side) next to the center door steps, wedge them gently between the bottom edge of the body shell and chassis frame. (See Photo Sequence below) Taking 2 more wooden toothpicks, insert one on each side between the body shell and the chassis between the 4th and 5th windows on the car body.

          Now Turn the engine right side up. You should be able to grasp the locomotive with your thumbs on top of the body and with your fingers. Gently spread the body shell farther away from the chassis and it will slide out a few millimeters. Now you can pull the chassis from the body by pulling it gently by the 2 steps. Careful.There is a wire attached between the Trolley Pole and the top of the circuit board so pull it out gently and slowly. (See Photo Sequence below)

          When re-assembling the chassis to the body shell, be sure everything is "square" and it will slip in easily. If cocked at an angle, it will not seat back in place properly.

    (Photo #1 Toothpick Location") (Photo #2 Grip body) ( Photo #3 Spread body)

    (Photo #4 Turn Body rightside up (Photo #5 Slightly tug on underframe) ( Photo #6 Slowly let chassis drop)

    (Photo #7 Careful Wire is still attached from Circuit board to underside of body shell")

    Removing the Bodies of the"HO" ElectroLiner "B", "C" cars. Removing the body shell from these cars is really not nessessary, and any lubrication for the trucks can be done without disassembly. If you find a need, the disassembly is similar to that of the Powered Locomotive.

          Take 4 toothpicks (2 on each side) and wedge them between the lower edge of the body shell and the chassis about 1 inch from each end of the car bodies. Then, putting your thumbs on top of the car body, use your fingers to gently spread the body shell away from the chassis at the middle of the car. The chassis will slide out a few millimeters. Now you can pull the chassis out of t he body with the tip of your finger. (See Photo Sequence below)

          CAREFUL: There is a wire attached between the top of the circuit board and the trolley pole in all the cars.

    (Photo #1 Toothpick Location") (Photo #2 Grip body) ( Photo #3 Spread body)

    (Photo #4 Turn Body rightside up (Photo #5 Slightly tug on underframe) ( Photo #6 Slowly let chassis drop)

    (Photo #7 Careful Wire is still attached from Circuit board to underside of body shell")

    Note on DCC operation for the Con-Cor "HO" ElectroLiner.

          a) Con-Cor has installed the "industry standard NMRA 8 pin socket set on the Printed Circuit Board in the powered locomotive of the ElectroLiner.

          b) Above on this page there are some photos on removing the body shells.

          c) Note: Con-Cor does not manufacturer, nor recommend any decoder brand over another. We merely provide the Industry standard Socket set inside the ElectroLiner. For information on what Decoder to use, please contact the Decoder manufacturer of your choice, or one of their licensed dealers..

          Please do not contact our office concerning Decoders, or Decoder Installation. We have no one on staff that can help you since all of the companies below have different recommendations and installation instructions.

          We do not provide the speakers for the ElectroLiner, we merely showed it on the assembly sheet as a recommended location for the speaker of your choice, or recommended by the Sound Decoder manufacturer of your personal choice. That is why we are providing their web contact information below:

    The Major Decoder Manufacturers can be found at:
  • SoundTraxx:
  • DigiTrax: (For ElectroLiner they recommend DZ143PS Fuction Decoder, and for Sound the SFX004 (if you can find usable sounds.)
  • Lok-Sound:
  • NCE DCC:
  • TCS (Train Control Systems):

          One Final Note. We are not aware of any complete set of Sounds available for the ElectroLiner's. There are bits and pieces here and there, but no one complete source. If we find something we will post that information here for all to see. Please do not call our office or Email us asking about Sounds... we currently do not know of a reliable source for ElectroLiner sounds, we wish we did.

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