PCM Y-6 and Link Recordings

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Fri Sep 22 23:26:09 EDT 2006


No traction tires.

Ed King
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Subject: Re: PCM Y-6 and Link Recordings

> Off subject question. Do they pull as good as the BLI 'A'?

> Thanks

> --

> Jon Kelley

> norfolknwestern1218 at adelphia.net


> ---- nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org wrote:

>> OK, since you asked :)

>> This reminds me about the argument, er, discussion, with the Mrs. over

>> the color of our new kitchen countertops. Let's just say we didn't quite

>> see color the same way...


>> In a previous post, we debated the PCM's sound quality. My main issues

>> were that the exhaust synch seemed way off above about 20 scale mph,

>> i.e., it sounded more like a sewing machine than what an articulated

>> would have sounded like. I know you can't scale down sound into HO-sized

>> speakers, but to my ears IMHO, the BLI A sounded much better. Admittedly,

>> digital recordings exist of 1218, so that made the job easier, I guess.


>> I've also questioned their point that engines got softer in exhaust sound

>> as they reached track speed. I've spent enough time in the cabs of loud

>> engines (SLSF 1522) and relatively quiet ones (UP's 844 and 611) to

>> respectfully disagree. Sure, the exhausts tended to blur into a

>> near-jetlike roar at high speeds, but there was a reason why crews

>> tended to communicate using either shouts or hand signals in the cab at

>> speed.

>> Heck, if the 1522 was moving a heavy train at track speed, and if you

>> were in the front of the crew car, behind the A-tank and tender, you had

>> to almost shout to the person next to you to hear over the exhaust sound.

>> The crew in later years wore headsets to communicate better and drown out

>> some of the racket, as well as save their hearing.


>> That said, I own 2 of the PCM Y6's and am scrounging to buy another,

>> especially since PCM is apparently selling them online at wholesale cost.

>> I'll install my own sound later.

>> My $.02


>> Andre Jackson and/or Lisa Burrows

>> Life is short; update your anti-virus software

>> ----- Original Message -----

>> From: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org

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>> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:02 AM

>> Subject: PCM Y-6 and Link Recordings



>> Also, keep in mind HO models can only fit a maximum sized speaker. The

>> problem is not the recording or decoder, but rather the speaker. I'm

>> certain that if you could play the HO soundsystem on 4" speakers, you

>> would receive much better sound fidelity.


>> Mike Rector



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