The B36-7 Manual has a few errors in the function table. The correct function table is listed below.
|F4||Dynamic brake fan|
|F6||Ditch lights (if equipped)|
|F7||Dimmer (rule 17)|
|F8||Prime mover start-up|
|F10||Brake set/release sound|
|F11||Class lights (BC Rail rock lights)|
|F12||Switching mode (front and rear headlight on dim)|
|F13||Gyralite (if equipped)|
|F16||Flash ditch lights (if equipped)|
|F17||Stratolite beacon / SP Emergency light (if equipped)|
|F19||Number boards OFF|
As noted in the B36-7 manual on page 8 under "Removing the Shell" is an extensive set of instructions. What was misinterpreted from factory to manual writing is that this was under the impression that the chassis was built into the frame, much like some of our other models. It is not, so please disregard these instructions.
If you would like to remove the entire shell for accessing the inner workings of your B36-7, please follow these simple steps:
If you wish to add a crew to the cab, or to access the cab interior, perform the above instructions. Then, looking at the underside of the cab shell, you will note four clips securing the cab shell to the body shell. Disconnect these and you'll separate the two, revealing the cab floor. This is press fit with small clips that snap to the inside of the cab shell walls. This part is fairly easy to remove, but note that when reinstalling it, the window glass may interfere slightly. Everything will go back together correctly, it just takes a bit of finesse and patience.
Should you have any further issues or concerns, please contact us directly for assistance.
Some B36-7 have additional truck snubbers that were installed by mistake. To remedy this issue, Rapido is providing replacement truck sideframes to any customer who requests them. If your model has an incorrect snubber configuration, please use the link below to request a replacement.
Please include your full contact information including your mailing address, and the product number of the locomotive(s) for which you require replacement sideframes.
Do NOT use MRC 1300-series DC controllers with any of Rapido's locomotives. The RailPower 1300 is notorious for voltage spikes and it WILL destroy your locomotive. There is no “if” about it. We will try to help you if we have the parts, but we are not responsible for locomotive damage due to voltage spikes in your power supply. As well, we will not repair any locomotive damaged by an MRC 1300-series controller (or any other "train set" DC controller) unless you have retired the controller. Otherwise the damage will soon reoccur. “Train set” DC controllers should not be used with any modern model locomotives.
If your model arrives with damage or there is any other issue, the best thing to do is to call our support team. They take care of all of our warranty repairs and they are all swell guys. The toll-free number is 1-855-LRC-6917 (1-855-572-6917) (outside North America, +1 905-474-3314 or 905-474-3324).
If you operate with a Digitrax DCC system and your DCC loco does not seem to be responding as it should, please try the fix described below before contacting us. It may save you some time and aggravation!
Apparently, some Digitrax systems store the address of every single loco that they've ever used on them, and regardless of whether the loco was dispatched or not. Once this memory fills up, any new locos that attempt to be used by that system exhibit very unusual behavior including non-working functions and odd responses.
The solution to this is easy. All you need to do is clear the memory in your system. This is done by clearing slot #36, see the instructions below. Once you've done this, you'll likely find that your loco operates exactly as you expected it should.
General Instructions for Closing Command Station Option Switches (for specific instructions for your command station and throttle, see the instruction manual for your equipment):