Tagged With "sound"

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2-8-8-2 Imperial USRA Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 2.0 Chesapeake & Ohio

Helichuck ·
MTH 30-1452-1 I re-posted this because my other post dis-appeared mysteriously.   Very little run time. Asking $400 plus shipping!
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1970 era sounds of steam tender trouble

Waynestrains ·
Hey everyone new to train repair but love to fix my own stuff . Well with that said can anyone tell me where the wire from the pickup contacts  on a 1970era Pennsylvania tender with sos sound board is wired to on the board . Any help is greatly appreciated this tender came with a 8141 engine 
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?? re: MTH Loco-Sound or Proto-Soun d 2.0??

ogaugeguy ·
Regarding a used MTH steam engine from the year 2000 (with no boxes available), how can I tell whether the engine is equipped with Loco-Sound or Proto-Sound 2.0? The engine was originally made available in both versions.
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A tale of two SW9s with problems

pittsburghrailfan ·
I may or may not have posted about this before. My local club has a pair of MTH PS2 Montour SW9s, product 30-2327-1. A while back, both engine started operating erratically. One of the two has sounds and lights, but does not respond to a DCS track signal or get found by the remote. Sometimes, when it is placed on a track, the sound and lights turn on, other times it remains dark. The other SW9, after running on my home layout for a bit, lost sound totally, no emissions whatsoever. The...
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Cannot create "Custom Sound" files.

Dick Autz ·
I am having trouble creating "Custom Sound" files with the Remote or Proto-Dispatch microphone. With an active engine on the track using the Remote Mic I hear my voice among some popping sounds when I press REC and the MIC button. Sometimes I can press STP and SAV and have the opportunity to name the file. When I press [D] I have a wait and then get the "OUT OF RF RANGE" message followed by "TIU NOT RESPONDING". At this point I can no longer issue commands to the active engine either.
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Help please - MTH P2 30-4038-1 dead

JayR ·
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum so not sure if this is the right spot to post this. But my young Son and I are trying to get our Pennsylvania 6-8-6 turbine steam passenger R-t-R with Proto Sound 2 running. Model No. 30-4038-1.   It started...
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MTH AC6000 Sound

lehighline ·
This is for an MTH AC6000 with a 5v PS-2 system. The sound became very distorted while back, and I stopped using the engine. Consensus at the time was the speaker was bad due to the known problem with flaking. So while I was at York, I stopped at MTH, told them the problem, and bought a speaker from their parts selection. I finally got around to installing it today. New problem: The old speaker is 16 ohms, 5 watt. The one I purchased is 4 ohms, 2 watts. That's not going to work! I...
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MTH AEM-7 Questions

Dan Padova ·
Can an MTH AEM-7 with Proto-sound-2, be run conventionally ?
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Looking For MTH 20-20170-1 CN Dash-8 #2141

GEES44ACFAN ·
Wanted MTH CN Dash-8 #2141 Premier #20-20170-1. Reasonable price please. E-mail if you might have one. Thanks.    Here is a link of me catching CN #2141 in real life.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGRvUjVU34   Also I've...
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MTH 3 to 2 Rail Convertible Locos w Proto Sound 3.0

newtoO ·
Hi All, I am a 3-rail person going to 2-rail and want to thank everyone for their posts and insights on converting 3-rail locos to 2-rail. I have learned a lot and was able to put this little search query together to help other newbies like me...
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Suggested ways to add additional crew talk to Lionel's steam whistle effect Polar Express locomotive?

ogaugeguy ·
I'd like to add a few sound clips from the film Polar Express to my Lionel steam whistle effect Polar Express locomotive. Is there a way to do this?Is either a replacement (or additional) recordable sound board available which would fit this...
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Williams True Blast Bell and Whistle Problem

Bruce E. Vincelette ·
Williams True Blast Bell and Whistle  won't sound on an old, but never before run steam engine. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Williams Scale GG1

Dan Padova ·
I have acquired a Williams Scale GG1 recently, used. I opened it up to replace the lamps and noticed that there is a Lionel circuit board inside. The previous owner installed it as I don't believe it was there when the loco was new. There is a 9 volt battery connector but no battery. The sound operates well. It has the usual sounds of a GG1 plus horn and bell. So why is the system operating without a battery. Should I put one in ? Should I put in a BCR ?
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MTH Hudson only smokes when stopped.

mikeadams2k ·
A newbie here. I recently purchased a used MTH Rail King Hudson. The version I have is listed in the vol. 2 of the MTH's '99 catalog and is the #5412 NYC with Proto-Sound. The engine runs well and the Proto-Sound features seem to function as...
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North Pole Express RS-3 No Sound

Former Member ·
Just picked up a used North Pole Express Route of the Reindeer RS-3 diesel - 6-18753. Ran it once around the track when I got it and horn, whistle and train talk all worked. Ran it tonight - nothing. It does make a high pitch whine when in neutral, but nothing else. Lights work, train runs like a trooper, but no sound. I use a transformer that came with Polar Express freight set (80 watt) conventional mode on a 6x14 layout with 4 terminal connections attached. I have Polar Railroad GP-7...
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No sounds on Flyonel U-boat

Retired band guy ·
I know this is an old topic, but yesterday I fired up my one month old Flyer Uboat and had no sound. It would run with Legacy, but no bell, horn, or crew talk. I tried reprogramming several times, but no success. So..out of frustration, I googled the problem and got several hits. Long story short, I learned that pushing the horn button once and the the number one key the sound was restored. Amazing! I want to thank all the contributors to the forum for their contributions as it saved me from...
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Question About the Lionel Conventional K4

ES44AC ·
Just wondering if this engine features whistle steam, does it have some form of speed control, if the marker lights work, and how do the sounds compare to the Legacy version?
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Legacy GP-7 Sound Not Working - Follow Up

Scott West ·
Sorry for the late follow up on my topic of the same title two years ago.  It took about 6-8 months to get the new sound board from Lionel as they were moving their service center, and then the next year was spend finding a college for my oldest son and getting him started (Trinity University in San Antonio TX, Business and Finance major, Baseball Player).  The parts had to wait. So this Christmas I retrieved my Legacy GP-7 and the received power board and sound board and installed...
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Loco sound boards

0trainman ·
GunrunnerJohn, mentioned that there might be some loco sound boards available, I need two at this time for a 6-8-6 and a 4-6-0 any out there,   Marty?, GPG? thanks Jon
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MTH Premier Line noises from motors?

Pittsburger ·
Hello all, I have two MTH premier line engines that are fairly new (within the past 8 months). I've noticed a kind of squeaking noise coming from both locomotives that sounds like the motor. Let's just say the motors are not silent and are especially noticeable when running the locomotives without sound. I have had a few railking and imperial locomotives for much longer and never noticed such sounds. Neither engine has reached the "maintenance required" point yet. I have oiled both...
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PS3 DCC Sound Volume Control for 2-Rail Engine

New Haven Joe ·
Hi Folks, I have an MTH PS2 Blue Goose with scale wheels that I had upgraded by an MTH service person to PS3.  My intention is to run it using DCC on a local club's O gauge 2-rail layout.   The service person who did the upgrade does not have a DCC system and is not familiar with DCC.  He is a DCS expert but he can't help me with DCC. I borrowed a NCE DCC system from a friend to test the engine.  It runs fine using DCC.   My one problem is that I can't find out how...
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smoke unit question on 1970 lionel mighty sound of steam

Patrick Kazy ·
Hi everyone, I'm sure some of you have seen questionsnbout this 40 year old engine.. probably from me. This train iscursed I swear. One mimute is the e-unit then traction tire then etc. Well now its the smoke unit... again...  well it seems to...
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The New Lionel "Techonology Boxcars," a few questions

Nicks Trains ·
Dear all, I am considering purchasing a new Lionel sound and sensor boxcars, but I have a few questions. Concerning the sound car: 1. Can I control it from a cab 1/2? Or is it conventional only? The catalog states that it "operates on any conventional or command control layout," but is it really command controlled? 2. If it is command control, what makes the vision line boxcar any better than the sound boxcar? Concerning the sensor boxcar: 1. Would I be able to enter data into...
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Lionel 28068 (Rio Grande Hudson Jr.) Signal Sounds Tender - No Chuff or Talk

Fud91 ·
Bell and Whistle work fine on Tender.   No other sounds (brake, wheel squeal, shutdown sequence, TowerCom).  Have tried 2 different 9-volt batteries, still no joy.   Have tried with CW-80 transformer and also with older RW with 5906 switch in line.  Any ideas or advice? Thanks!
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Odd PS2 sound file upload behavior

VADarthDad ·
I have a Railking F3 that I believe is from the RTR 30-4187-1 set. It is a PS2.0 engine.  The default sound file that is supposed to be on it is: s07rpf3___f3___sfe070501afin.mth I'm not sure what the current sound file was on it, so I downloaded it off the engine and saved it. I tried to load a different sound file on it, and the consumer loader gave me errors that I couldn't load a 3V sound file on a 5V engine.  However, after looking at the above file that was supposed to...
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O scale trains that sound like trains!

Steven Michael ·
First of all, I will say is that all trains made by Lionel and MTH at this point in time do sound good.  But the word "good" has multiple meanings.  Lionel engines sound good because of their volume an exceptional bass, but their horns  sound nothing like real ones (not to mention that they put quilling horns in modern diesels, which actually have solenoids). MTH engines *usually*  sound good because of their accuracy, but it tends to be pretty hit or miss. But if you...
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RS2 sound failure in Lionel Hudson "Yellow Belly" 6-18043

JeffreyJ ·
The RS2 in my Lionel “yellow belly” 490 Hudson (6-18043) engine quit working. While running, the sound slowly faded , went to static then stopped. There was a wisp of smoke from the tender and the smell of burnt electronics. The command board still operates the engine. Tried the following to restore the sound feature. Purchased new sound board, had to get one for a commodore Vanderbilt (6-18045). The description on the burnt and new board are the same; 589-699 Railsounds 2.5 rev 1.
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Need help with new air whistle!

Rege ·
I am, Rege, a relatively NEW member to this blog but a 75 year OLD man who needs help trying something new. (Incidentally, if you need help installing smoke units into vintage Lionel locomotives, I've had a lot of unique experience and would be glad to help you with pics and notes.) I bought a Lionel Whistling Shed , hoping to take out the whistle and install it in a tender without a whistle . Afte r finding an air w histle breakdown on Lionel’s site, I removed the 4 diodes (pic B) that were...
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Lionel Engine Problems

Dan's Trains ·
Even though most Lionel engines work just fine, they can sometimes have their issues... I have a Lionel Sd 70 ACE #1988 and it's been giving me some trouble over the last couple of years. It has this peculiar issue with the rail sounds that nobody can...
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Proto Sound Diesel Revs Problem, PS-1?

Steve in CV ·
I have several older MTH engines (IE: 20-2151-1) that are Proto-Sound equipped. Everything works great EXCEPT the diesel revs. As the engine begins to move the revs go up one notch for a short time, then return to idle no matter how fast the engine is...
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Lionel Legacy UP SD70ACe and Legacy Sound

hirailsteve ·
It's been nice with the (relatively) cold weather recently in metro Atlanta to enjoy some train operating. Today while home with the kids I decided to get out the said SD70ACe on the rails since I've been enjoying the 50-60s ATSF for awhile. Boy I've forgotten how much I missed modern motive power. I'll always have a spot for transitional era equipment, especially the freight scheme Santa Fe F3s but the great horn these SD70s have such a great sound, especially compared to some of the...
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No MTH, that is NOT a GP38-2!

Steven Michael ·
Okay, so last year my dad bought a Protosound 3 D8-40CW, Conrail Quality. Ever since I first ran it, I thought it sounded more like an EMD engine than a GE, but I never really thought anything of it. Finally, I revved it through the notches yesterday, and it hit me, that's the roar of an EMD 645! Did this whole batch of Dash 8s have this problem, or was it just this one? Either way, I'm not happy that MTH let this happen. I have never heard of a sound inaccuracy this major, including in HO...
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Suggestions for sound dampening

CLM ·
My tables are finally built and moved to the right location. Historically I've just painted the plywood and started laying down track, but this time around I'm hoping to put some sound dampening material between the FasTrack and the plywood. The reason for this is that I don't want too much noise - waking up the kids at night just from the "clickety-clack" of running trains isn't good. :) Any suggestions? I'm looking to just totally cover the tables (Five 4x8 tables), then put down a fabric...
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Playing .mth Sound Files on your PC

SanDiegoMark ·
A poster on another forum posted some of the details that he discovered on the format of the sounds in the .mth file. I took what he did, extended it and put together a small program that can play clips from the .mth file. Its still very much a work in progress. If you want to try it, you can get it here, along with simple instructions: http://www.silogic.com/trains/ADPCM.html includes a *.exe file, full source code for Borland C++ Builder v4. Like my RTC, Remote Train Control program, it's...
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Sound

Dan Padova ·
Sound systems can get quite expensive. And sometimes they can be just a bit annoying, so we shut them down at those times. For that reason I do not want to spend big bucks on one. In the past I have done the very same thing that I describe in this video. For some reason, this one sounds the best. For those that like high end very realistic sound, this is not it. It's about as basic as you can get in model railroading. So have a look and let me know what you think, good or bad. ...
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MTH DCS and DCC Compatability???

Barry Howard ·
I have a large G scale collection with some MTH engines that contain Proto Sound 2.0. I run everything in conventional mode at the moment and have not invested in a command control system at the moment. I'm wondering if Proto Sound will work with a DCC system. MTH website isn't clear, and I found on another forum, that some functions may work. Does anyone have experience here? Thank You.
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Lionel Sound Customizer

Peter Araujo ·
You know how MTH has a feature to change the sounds of an engine? What if Lionel did an update of a feature where you can change certain sounds of any LEGACY or TMCC item. For example, if you wanted to change a whistle of a locomotive, you could download a whistle or entire sound package from any locomotive for free to your computer.
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ERR Sound Converter

Rayin"S" ·
I am just curious if many here have used the sound converter that ERR has manufactured. I have converted a number of conventional engines to TMCC because I am sold on wireless control. These sets also had Railsounds B-units and I did not like the need to switch between Command and Conventional though to activate the sounds. I purchased several of these sound converters and have been very pleased with the results. Anybody else using these? Ray
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Mute SW-l in DCS

Richard E ·
I have a Rail King PRR SW-1 30-2746-1 Protosound 2.0 While testing signal strength the sound quit. I went to the sound menu and noticed they all were reset to 0. But even after resetting the volume the engine remained mute. It will run in DCS but with out sound. I have a conventional test track and the engine sounds come up in conventional node. If I start in conventional and add a DCS signal and press start it goes mute. What gives?
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American Flyer Big Boy 4014

Rayin"S" ·
I have a number of American Flyer Legacy Locomotives including the Big Boy. My B B sat on the shelf for quite a while as I worked on scenery on the layout. I put it back on the layout to run it for a short time and there is now a problem with the sound. The whistle and bell and steamsounds are fine but when the engine is in operation it normally has four chugs per one revolution of the wheels. It now misses one of the chugs most all the time, some times under a load it will sound all four,...
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Seeking Rail Sound board replacement

texastrain ·
All, I have a RS board in one of my Lionel St Fe F3 B units that has quit functioning. I would prefer to replace it with another Liontech RS board of same type and function. This board is one piece, draws power of the B unit truck, is triggered by detectors on the other truck as the unit moves. In reference to attached pictures: Hot/Ground plug next to 1000 uf, 35V capacitor Trigger plug is next to coil, blue-green-yellow wires Speaker plug to board next to trigger plug, two red wires Select...
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Sound effects on your layout?

dobermann ·
I've been looking at some of the sound equipment from PRICOM and ITT. If you added sound effects to your layout tell me if it was worth it or got old fast and now isn't used
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FS: N scale PRR steam with sound and passenger cars

jonnyspeed ·
1-Bachmann N Scale Standard Line K4 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive, with Sound, Pre-War No. 5448 $205 shipped CONUS 1-Bachmann N Scale Standard Line K4 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive, with Sound, Post-War No. 3750 $205 shipped CONUS 12-002 Broadway Limited PRR M1a 4-8-2, #6720, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, N Scale $235 shipped CONUS 12-005 Broadway Limited PRR M1b 4-8-2,#6704, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, N Scale $235 shipped CONUS $850 for all 4 shipped in the CONUS. These have been test run only for about 15 minutes...
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ERR Sound Commander 2 cuts in and out

Rayin"S" ·
I am working on an installation on an S gauge Flyonel GP using ERR Cruise Lite with an ERR Sound Commander 2. I have a situation where the Sound Commander will cut out, the diesel sound will stop, if I press the horn button or the bell button on the remote usually the sound starts up again. It will run for a time with the sound but will go silent again. I have also had it happen when the engine sound is working to press the horn or bell button and the sound will stop, press the button again...
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FRISCO Mikado 2-8-2 & Fallen Flags 7 Unit w/RARE Diesel Sounds BC

CaptainRix ·
18030 2-8-2 Mikado $599 Frisco Steam 4100 (MSRP $899) MINT Never Run, Never Opened ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MINT C-10, O Gauge Model Train Complete Set (MINT Never Run): 7 unit SET containing 1 each of this set, Hard to Find COMPLETE. BONUS CAR AVAILABLE, Reduced price on MINT Frisco Mikado with Fallen Flags Set MINT, Never Opened $599 (includes Rare Rail Sounds Boxcar). 18504 GP-7 Red FF5 (19229 19230 19408 19519 19602 19710) $299 Frisco...
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Lionel 6-29893 Vision Pennsylvania Stock Car or Lionel 6-29305 Union Pacific "Chisholm Trail" Stock Car with sounds.

Santa Fe 3751 ·
I am looking for a Lionel 6-29893 Pennsylvania Vision Line Stock Car or Lionel 6-29305 Union Pacific Stock Car with sounds. I am looking for one at a reasonable price. Can be used, but must be in nice cosmetic shape. My email address is in my profile. Thank you.
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MTH 20-20313-1 O Scale Premier ES44AC Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

Rick Hayes ·
Hey all, Checking to see if anyone has one of these locomotives they would be willing to part with. I already have the 2010 hybrid and for some reason didn't pre-order this one back when it was announced. Would like to have one with everything it came with including, box, styrofoam cradle and owners manual. Here's the MTH website link: http://mthtrains.com/20-20313-1 Thanks in advance for any gracious replies. Rick
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Hiawatha StationSounds Diner (6-29199) Poor sound volume

ToledoEd ·
Since the day I bought this set, the StationSounds Diner car sounds have worked fine, but the volume leaves much to be desired. I've turned it up all the way and compared to the Acela sounds, or any other dialogue sounds to include the crew dialogue, etc., it's been anemic. Is there anything I can do to increase the sound volume? When the train is moving, even at a slow speed, it is difficult to hear the announcements. Thanks.
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Atlas O 2 Rail Dash 8-40B W/ QSI DCC and Sound

John Brown ·
Hello, I'm selling my Atlas O Union Pacific Dash 8-40B with QSI DCC and Sound. Engine is in excellent condition and will come in original Atlas box. Loco runs good and has alternating ditch lights. $275 shipped. Check or money order preferred. Can do PayPal if necessary. Please email me at brownj79@gmail.com if you are interested, or would like more information. Thank you for looking, John
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Troubleshooting Lack of Sound from Polar Express Engine

butch1 ·
Can I swap Tenders with a Pennsylvania Flyer Engine to see if the problem is with the engine or tender? Any ill effects from this?
 
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