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Sat Mar 21 00:42:24 EDT 2020
Beautiful layout! And great engines and rolling stock as well! Thank you for sharing!
Sent from my smart phone cuzz I’m just high tech like that, know what I mean?
> On Mar 20, 2020, at 18:09, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Regarding David's comment, here is a video of my Y6B with TCS WOW sound and a pair of those high bass speakers.
> The whistle I used at the crossings is obviously incorrect, for some reason it defaults to that for one the quill whistle function, but the hooter whistle (called N&W single chime in the settings) is pretty good.
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> Sent: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 9:27 AM
> Subject: Re: Decoder question
> I highly recommend TCS's newer high base speakers. They are the first ones i have seen that actually make some bass. If you use the heavy steam sound, and close up the speakers nicely it makes the best bass i have ever seen in a ho model. I actually saw my static grass move from it! You need two in series since they are 4 ohms each. In theory one might fit where the smoke machine is/was and there are extra pins in the BLI connector (Possibly) to sent the sound up the locomotive.
> Has anyone made a circuit to translate the BLI magnet (which rotates way to fast for the TCS) to a 4 per axle revolution signal? It would be a counter circuit, but I did not sit there and count out how many pulses would need to trigger the signal to the decoder.
> David Baker
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 9:01 AM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>> I’ve used the WOW decoder and the Tsunami 2 decoder in my Y6 and A locos and both are excellent. In my opinion, the whistle is better with the WOW decoders since they have the playable whistle However, I think the chuff is a bit better with the Tsunami 2. Both have good N&W hooter whistles and both can be set up for articulation. I tried a sugar cube in the smoke box of one loco and it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. So, my standard installation now is to simply install 2 high bass speakers in the tender and eliminate any speaker in the loco. I generally hard wire between the loco and tender (i.e. with no plug) but if you can find a plug with enough pins to support the connection between the loco and tender AND if the wires are nice and flexible, that would be a fine way to go also. Miniatronics makes some very nice flex wire along with multi-pin connectors. Best of luck!
>> Gary Hoover
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>>>> On Mar 19, 2020, at 8:45 PM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>>> I want to equip an older Y6 with DCC/sound, sugar cube speaker in the smokebox and hi-bass speaker in the tender. What’s a good decoder choice with accurate hooter whistle and articulated exhaust? I know this is a subjective question but a variety of answer’s is what I’m after.
>>> I’ve never done a sound installation so any suggestions re: a parts list, including hook up wire and engine/tender connector is welcomed. I’ll be buying parts from DCC Installs in Georgia (Rick Bell is a long-time friend); I’ve already asked him to look into this.
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