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Gn15 loco -DCC & sound

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:30 pm
by bluey1989
Well I know that DCC is like marmite, you just love it or hate it.
Well I am a big lover of DCC (not marmite, hate the stuff) and with DCC comes sound...

This is the only video I can find of the loco running (not sure what happened to the rest of them) and it was during the later stages of construction.

Video Link (needs sound :lol: ) ... V00014.mp4

The paint tins are for added weight and the track was dug out of storage so not overly clean and hence the stop in sound half way through.

Also I regret that I did not film a full compliment of the sounds which are listed below...

Start up
Shut down
Long horn
Short horn
Running through points (which is a little fast I think)
Buffering up
Coupling on
I am sure there are a couple more too but cant remember them.

If I get chance next time I dig out the DCC kit I will record a full compliment of sounds.

Hope you enjoyed


Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:39 pm
by Adrian
G'day Andy

Loved the video......I also love DCC ( but not Vegemite (aussie version of marmite)) but have not yet tried sound. I prefer to use it for animations such as my crane in the snowflake challenge.

Growing up with speakers never smaller than 8 inches in huge speaker boxes, I suppose that can't get used to using teeny-weeny speakers and getting reasonable sound from them ! [the speakers were my brother's thing, not mine]

Also never quite sure as to where to get the sound for 'critters' from.

Maybe I should try a bit harder ?


Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:00 pm
by Moronguhl
Very nice Andy, enjoyed that a lot. Which chip and sound set is that?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:18 am
by franckcombe
I would like to know which kind of decoder you used because it sounds nice. There is also an excellent decoder for esu but it's quite expensive !

you can hear this extraodinary sound on ... layertop20 then clik on Kleindiesel on the arrow

they produce also VW-Draisine sound

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:01 am
by bluey1989
The sound chip is a one off recorded for me from an actual lister engine with class 08 horn and other suitable generic sounds, I think it was blown on to one of the small ESU Loksound decoders.
I cant even remember how much the decoder cost but I believe the sound was recorded free of charge.

I need to build a pizza layout for the loco so it can chug round and round all day long... (unless anyone has got a lovely Gn15 pizza layout they are willing to part with???)

I dont have speakers in work but will listen to them sounds this weekend.


Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:40 pm
by grombert
Will there be some flared wheel arches and lighting strips etc to match the monster speakers - not to mention lowered suspension? :lol: