Question about Tyco Toys

Open Question

How do I properly rewire a tyco mantua train?

This is a Santa Fe Tyco/Mantua train (labeled on the bottom tyco/mantua) The motor works but I cannot find a wiring diagram to put it back together properly. I had one motor that did not work. I found a second motor that only worked if I put direct leads to the motor. I believe that it stopped working when the bulb went out. I made a mistake and had removed everything including the wire that was soldered to the body electronic board. I'm just confused as to where that wire will go and what leads do I need to go to the Light (I have a brand new 16v incandescent bulb). If anyone can help me with this issue it would be much appreciated. Sincerely Jacob H.

Posted by on

  • Jacob Nov 01, 2012

    I figured it out myself. I made a diagram of how it should be if it were wired correctly and it worked. The light bulb is like a fuse and the train will not operate unless hou have a working bulb. I will clean one of the motors that I have and oil the gears and I think I will be on my way to restoreing this bad boy!!



6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: lionel train won't reverse

there should be a switch under or in the cab section that turns off/on the reverse function.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: GP40 style HO Diesel motor squeals when run from slow to top spd.

Use a tiny amount of light weight oil (sewing machine oil will work) on the outsides of the motor shaft,., Use a tooth pick to apply. Of cours you'll need to remove the plastic body first. Another suggestion if that doesn't take care of the noise is to place a tiny bit of vasoline on the gears that are exposed when you take the plastic boy off. While your doing that you may want to place some vasoline on the gears inside the driving truck or trucks (dual drive). Pay attention when removing the plastic bottom covers from the truck. Use a small screw driver to pry one end of that cover loose and the other becomes loose and then remove to expose the gears.

Happy Happy

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: missing parts for peg~perego santa fe express train

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: tyco RC NSECT - won't fire the bullets

We have same problem too!

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • 13 Answers

SOURCE: tyco trains are set up have power but trains will not move

Check the engine and transformer by taking the two wires from the transformer and, while holding the engine upside down put on wire against one side wheels and the other wire on the other sides wheels...that will tell you if the engine is at fault.

Posted on May 04, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i set up electric tyco train set- model 899v hobby transformer?

There are 2 wires from the transformer to the power rail screws on the track. Hook up the wires and watch the direction the engine moves when you move the lever to forward. If the engine moves in reverse, either swap the wires or turn the engine around on the track.

Nov 01, 2014 | Crafts & Hobbies

1 Answer

I need a replacement remote for a Jeremy McGrath Tyco X-treme cycle

I had the same problem and found I was able to use a remote from a similar Tyco R/C toy. Many of these R/C toys from the same manufacturer and era have compatible control signals and will work with another's controller if they are using the same frequencies. I found a similar 49Mhz Tyco remote from a local thrift store and it works for me, perhaps you can as well..

Jan 24, 2013 | Tyco Toys

1 Answer

New bright santas christmas express no, 187 train wont smoke

This goes back about 40 years for me. Both Lionel and TYCO had "smokers" in their train sets. My recollection was that the "special smoke oil" was a mixture of very highly refined kerosene and parafin wax. Try a hobby shop such as Hobby Town or some such.

Nov 27, 2012 | New Bright 384 Holiday Express Animated...

1 Answer

Where can I get a replacment boiler for mantua 4-4-2 atlantic locomotive?


You can check or for the replacement broiler needed.

Jan 04, 2011 | Mantua Toys

1 Answer

Cannot figure out the assembly of Mantua IPK170 bedframe

If you go to you may be able to download instructions on assembly of your bed frame. If not try emailing customer support and ask them to send you a link to a download for assembling your bed frame or, perhaps they can send you the attachment of a assembly instructions .Be sure to include what you want instructions for.

Jul 31, 2010 | Mantua Toys

1 Answer

Tyco trains are set up have power but trains will not move

Check the engine and transformer by taking the two wires from the transformer and, while holding the engine upside down put on wire against one side wheels and the other wire on the other sides wheels...that will tell you if the engine is at fault.

Jan 28, 2010 | Tyco Ho Vintage Wm Flat Car W/ Tractors...

1 Answer

Where can I find a remote for a Tyco Batman Monster Jam series R/C?

where cai i find a tyco remote contrl and batery charguer for a tyco batman

Nov 23, 2009 | Tyco Rc Batman Monster Jam Series Monster...

1 Answer

Need motor brushes for Penn Line and Tyco HO

If you go to :
they have old catalogs and part numbers for Penn Line trains. Then try:
for parts or a replacement motor or they may be able to point you to someone who may have the parts. Good luck.
Bob D.

Apr 25, 2009 | Electric Vintage Tyco Ho Scale Trains...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toys Logo

Related Topics:

93 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tyco Toys Experts

john h

Level 3 Expert

12744 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

49215 Answers

Robert Reed

Level 1 Expert

16 Answers

Are you a Tyco Toy Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides