My subway layout will only have two stations. Is there any way I could select specific station announcements for my R27 set? My two stations will be Times Square and Brighton Beach, and it would be nice if I could get the set to announce only those two stations. I searched the OGR Forums but was unsuccessful in finding an answer. I also read through the user's manual but can't find anything. Thanks.
Nope. You can't, at least not easily. The only way to do it really is to find the Times Square stop and the Brighton Beach stop and play the announcements in a recording.
I was afraid of that. Well, the main attraction for me is the opening doors anyway. The rest is gravy. And that announcer's voice does annoy me somewhat. He's got a very heavy accent, even for me (I grew up in NYC). The announcements I remember on the subway (before they were computerized) were more generic; maybe the conductors were coached on how to speak less "locally".
As I've said before, what I want is an announcement from a hot, harried conductor during rush hour that scolds--"Watch the closing doors!" That's what I remember from living there all through the graffiti laden 70s! (And I STILL miss it...)
Another one I remember in the same vein is"Let go of the doors! We're not going anywhere until you let go of the doors!!"
Well, I haven't found a way to only play specific announcements, but I finally figured out the correct sequence of door openings and closings and train motion to advance the announcements one stop at a time. Took me long enough. What got me was that Aux 2 / F or R / Aux 2 sequence. I didn't realize you had to press Aux 2 twice to close the doors, and then start the train.
And Pdxtrains, there ARE a few testy announcements about moving into the car, etc. 😊 They are only at certain stations, though.