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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: )
http://s730.photobucket.com/albums/ww31 ... 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)
Squealling
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

Andy

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 ?

Cheers

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

http://www.esu.eu/en/downloads/sounds/g ... 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.

Andy

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: