The PTC Documentation Library
All of the currently available documentation on the PTC Model III, including Product Overview (which includes pricing and ordering information), Users Manuals, and Application Notes can be downloaded from this page. This page has now been updated to include magazine reviews from Model Railroading, Model Railroader, and the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette.
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Note that some of these files are a bit large (especially the User Manuals) because there are quite a few image files embedded in them.
All of the reviews included here are reprinted and made available with the permission of the respective publishers, and are intended for the non-commercial use of New York Railway Supply customers and prospects. They may not be reused in any form without the expressed written permission of the orignial publishers.
PTC III Overview:
PTC Overview 06/04/2017 PTC 4 Product Overview, Options and Specs (580kb)
Order Form Use this form for organizing your order.
PTC 4 User Manual - 3/17/2023
Motor Mount Manual 02/26/2009 User's Manual for Optional Motor Mount Kit (260kb)
Motor Mount Drawing 02/26/1999 Motor Mounting Dimensions (260kb)
Shaft Brake Installation 07/10/2007 Shaft Brake Installation (425kb)
APR2 Connection Diagram 02/2/2020 APR2 Connection Diagram
Discontinued Product User Manuals:
Rotary User Manual 04/12/2009 User's Manual for Rotary Track Selector Models (436kb) Pushbutton User Manual 04/12/2009 User's Manual for Pushbutton Track Selector Models (807kb) Keypad User Manual 02/22/2015 User's Manual for Keypad Track Selector Models (368kb) Automatic Power Router Installation (1.4M)Application Notes:
App1 Diam Scale Conversion 04/12/2000 App. Note #1: Diamond Scale Rotary Switch Conversion (328kb) App2 Walthers Conversion 04/12/2000 App. Note #2: Conversion of Walthers 95' HO Turntable (367kb) App3 Chubb Interfacing 04/12/2000 App. Note #3: Chubb Computer Control of the PTC Model III (131kb) App4 Walthers Cornerstone Conversion App. Note #4: Conversion of Walthers Cornerstone HO Turntable (369kb)
MRG_Sep00.pdf 11/05/2001 Model Railroading, Sep '00, by Doug Geiger. 4 pages, many photos (4.0 M) MR_Dec96.pdf 11/05/2001 Model Railroader, Dec. '96, by Andy Sperandeo. 2-1/2 pages (2.3Mb) NGSLG_Sep96.pdf 11/05/2001 Narrow Gauge Gazette, Sep. '96, by editor Bob Brown. 1/2 page (1.5Mb)PBL -FSSMAN.zip PBL -Foreground Sound System Manual