MPC 6200 Turbine Question

Just picked up the above on the bay and rec'd today.  Has the mighty sound of steam from 1985.  The whistle sounds constantly when the locomotive is running.  I know that it is ancient technology but has anyone here had the same issue and can it be fixed or should I just unplug it and run silent?  Thanks

Bruce

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TRW, when I first got the loco on my main loop with a ZW it was constant.  I then put it on another loop with a KW it was kinda random.  I then hooked up a CW80 and that made no difference.  When I reversed wires on the ZW loop it became random making me think that the track might be part of the problem.  Sometime certain pw tenders will whistle without being activated.  like I said above track needs to be cleaned anyway and I'll look at the foam in the tender over the weekend.  Thanks for your suggestion

Bruce 

I also have the MPC turbine.  It does the same thing.  Since I don't like the "Sound of Steam" I turned it off.  The "Sound of Steam", chug, chug, doesn't go with the turbine anyway.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

I agree that the sound of steam is not that great but I kinda wanted the whistle to work when I wanted it to.  If none of the above works, I will turn it all off and run silent.  I really like this loco, runs well and looks great on my small layout.

Bruce 

Perhaps one of the more knowledgable members can tell us if there is a way to turn the steam sound off, but keep the whistle.

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

I'll have to check my tender.  It's been quite some time since I have had the loco out of it's box.  

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

KOOLjock1 posted:

That may be my next ERRCo upgrade... after my Budd RDC project!

Jon  

FWIW, if you put an ERRCo upgrade in the turbine, in the locomotive, there is a youtube video on how to do it.  Some modification to the lok chassis required due to space issues.  If you put the upgrade in the tender, probably not an issue.

Steve

 

Included 6-26816 REA TrainSounds boxcars with each when I gave FARR 3 and 5 sets corresponding to the years of their births to daughter and son, respectively, to run around their Christmas trees.  Both agree the sound effects are preferable to MPC-era chuffing and wailing, leaving the tethers disconnected and tucked in the cabs.  May want to consider as an easy alternative, although the cost of obtaining one today may be equivalent to the price of an ERR kit.

Still endorse the recommendation to re-seat the tender electronics for the sake of preserving the original board, however inferior the sound effects may be considered.     

Got into the tender tonight and wiggled a couple of wires and put some electrical tape in one spot and everything seems to be ok now.  Wonder if the tender body was pinching wires.  When I ran with out the body everything was ok, put the body back on carefully and everything seems ok now.  Hope it stays this way for the long haul.

Bruce

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