Hi,

It's been stored away for quite a few years & I misplaced the instruction booklet. It's an early 5 volt PS2. I changed the battery with a new charged battery. It entered into DCS  without problem. It has whistle & bell sounds as well as brake, etc. & also does the station stops with announcements, etc. The only odd thing is it doesn't have any engine motor sounds. Is it suppose to?

Thank you,

Joe

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Hi G,

I had a feeling it could be the speaker but I had doubts since all other sounds worked, but slightly garbled. I did a feature reset, no change. Could it actually be the speaker if all other sounds are audible?

Thanks for your reply,

Joe

 

Bad speakers effect certain frequencies but not all, especially when it is a magnet disintegrating.  The electric sound is different, but there is one.  Feature reset should return all sounds, but if a bad speaker especially since other sounds garbled, that may be it.  Motor sounds are not very loud to start.  G

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I installed a new speaker in the subway engine today & yes, it does have an engine sound. There was a lot of flaking (magnet disintegrating), on the old speaker. As George suggested, even though some sounds were playing, but a little garbled, the engine sound was not audible, I guess, due to it being a different frequency.
 
I'm not very familiar with most of these engines & their electronics, but the guts were really shoe horned in! I hope I got it back together ok. It seems to be running as I remember, so I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 
Thanks for the suggestions.
 
Joe

Hi Ken,

That was nearly a year ago & if that's what I did, as stated here, I guess that solved the issue. GGG, Gcubed, (gcubed@cox.net) made the suggestion & I may have purchased the speaker from him but I believe I actually bought the speaker from John Will (GUNRUNNERJOHN). I know I purchased more than one speaker from John. If you contact him, be sure to give all the information of the item which I guess is the same as mine?

Joe

I have speakers, but pictures and item help immensely as MTH used some different size and shape speakers to fit with that interior piece.  G

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Maverick0394 posted:

Hi Joe, just to be clear, you replaced the speaker and THEN the engine sound returned? If so where did you get the speaker? Thanks so much, I am having the same issue, all sounds work except for the engine sound.

 Ken

Did you try adjusting the sound from the DCS remote?

gunrunnerjohn posted:
Maverick0394 posted:

Hi Joe, just to be clear, you replaced the speaker and THEN the engine sound returned? If so where did you get the speaker? Thanks so much, I am having the same issue, all sounds work except for the engine sound.

 Ken

Did you try adjusting the sound from the DCS remote?

No dcs, running conventional, just ordered a bcr-1 battery replacement...step two will be the speaker if it wasn’t the battery. Btw, does replacing speaker involve soldering? Thanks in advance.

gunrunnerjohn posted:

Yep to soldering unless you get the leads and connector on it before you get it. 

right, got it...one last question, instead of soldering couldn't I just splice the new speaker wire onto existing one leading to car body? I would cut the old speaker out and leave enough wire to connect new speaker..no? Thanks again for everything

Well, in my mind, splicing involves soldering.  I'd just get the speaker with the speaker plug already on it and plug it in. 

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