I remember Ray posted about changing the speaker in the 2015 (original) version of the Polar Express Berkshire.  Do the standard cubes sold by Digitracks work?

Also I was thinking of changing the engine to DCC Digitracks, I know someone does the Legacy version, but is there information to change to DCC?

Thanks.

Francine

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Hi Rays in S had something about changing the speaker on the 2015 Polar Express Berkshire.  Ray, do you have any information on that?

Carl Tuveson did the conversion of a Berkshire to Lionel TMCC.  Carl do you have any wiring diagrams etc?  If not would you consider modifying my Berk to DCC?

Francine

Good morning folks,

Have not been here for a while, the change that I made in the speaker was to use the " fat boy" that ERR supplied with the sound boards they sold. I don't believe those are available now. I have a couple of them, they were to large to install in the GPs. I found the "fat boy" speaker to improve the sound volume of the Polar Express, very important while doing train shows.

Ray

Thanks Carl and Ray,

You both got me what I needed.  The Polar Berk is a great engine with a lousy sound system.  I am going to try to match speakers, and if that doesn't work, upgrade to DCC, which would make it an outstanding engine.

Thanks again!

 

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