I recently removed a PS 2 unit from a steam locomotive that had serious mechanical problems. I transplanted that unit into a Bershire that used to have only a whistle. The donar was a NFW J class engine from an MTH starter set that I picked up for 60.00 knowing that I was going to remove the unit. The installation into the Berkshire went perfect and I mounted the tacometer correctly. My question is will the locomotive run eratic if the wrong file set is on the locomotive? I left the J class file on the unit and the chuffing is static like but the whistle is crystal clear. I have downloaded the correct files for a Bershire but will this help. I had no problem converting the smoke unit over and it now puffs. Any advice would be great.
and the chuffing is static like but the whistle is crystal clear.
Are you running in conventional mode? DCS?
Is this a 5 volt system or 3 volt PS2?
Does the speaker have any flaking around the magnet? Do you have another speaker of the same ohms or higher to test with?
I am running DCS and it is a 3 Volt system. The speaker looks very good and no crustiness at all. The only other speaker I have is a proto 1 speaker that I know is good. It just didn't make sense to me as the whistle is loud and clear and the crew talk is clear also.
I've had the speakers go bad and the whistle still sounded good. So I shared that here. It can be a bad audio amp. It can be a corrupted sound file. I've even seen where the wires were melted and crushed on the way to the volume pot. Someone crushed them in between the shell and frame.
Heck, try playing with the audio pot. You may get lucky.
Thank you and I will check all options. All the wires are good as I have checked those already. The speaker itself looked like it was in pristine condition. I will post a follow up later.
Having the wrong sound file should not make the engine run erratically. It may affect the speed as shown on the remote.
That is pretty much what is affecting only the speed as it smokes just fine.
if the speaker came out of a proto one ps 1 engine that would be a 16 ohm speaker ps2 3 volt boards should use a 4 ohm speaker n generally use a 50 mm size speaker
also the starter sets only had 1 meg ram for sound files so you must not put a file if it is larger then, the file would not load, ps2 3 volt also made a 2 meg ram ps 2 3 volt boards for larger sound files!