As some of you may know, I got a 1971 Lionel Sante Fe Switcher dirt cheap last weekend. It runs great on the tracks. Glides effortlessly through switches, across crossings, and up slopes, in both forward and reverse.
But, the only sound it makes is a non-stop "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" sound, as it glides along, just like those dang slot cars that everybody was racing in the late 60s. Sounds nothing whatsoever like a train running on a track.
I guess I will have to go back to the noisy, clanking, cast iron locomotives. :-(