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Steve Williams last won the day on June 29 2011

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  1. This would seem to be the case Ian. If I am understanding things correctly, when changing the F4 value (CV522) from Whistle (value 19) to Air Horn (value 16), the practical result is that instead of continuing to get a 'double-toot', albeit with a horn rather than a whistle, it changes to a short 'single-toot' Air Horn Acknowledgment. I was under the, clearly wrong, assumption, that the 'double-toot' facility remained constant with F4, irrespective of which of the two values were entered I shall know all these damn CVs off by heart before long :-)
  2. That's excellent, thank you Paul. I'm presuming that once CV 519 is changed to 15, although CV522 is still changed to 16 (as before), its effect is simply to repeat the altered sound of CV519? I rather liked the idea of someone shouting 'Oy', it would be reminiscent of 'bunking' sheds in the 60s! :-) UPDATE: Changed CV519 to 15 and that has changed the whistle to horn. However, Changing CV 522 to a value of 16 is still giving me a single 'toot' rather than a double one..
  3. Thank you Paul. The user notes I have are V18.12 and the info you provided above does correspond with the notes I have. What was confusing me was the term 'ID', as I wasn't sure if that was referring to the CV value or something else. May be worth considering using 'CV value' in brackets after 'ID' for idiots like me! :-) . I do have the most up to date sound file as it was supplied by Digitrains only a couple of weeks ago and does have the speed related flange squeal. Have just had a play with the two CVs concerned (519 & 522). Entering a value of 17 into CV519 results, not in an audible warning device but, what I can best describe as a slightly more aggressive brake squeal. Rather like it's making an emergency stop! Entering a value of 16 into CV522 again, results not in an audible warning device, but a sound which is a bit like someone shouting 'Oy!' It would seem, therefore, that the latest iteration of the sound file has effected changes to the values of those two CVs. Regards Steve
  4. That was going to be my next port of call Ian, if no-one turned up trumps here. I can't even find CVs 519 & 522 listed anywhere!
  5. Received my re-blown Zimo chip with the updated Paul Chetter file, from Digitrains. Now all working well. I ordered a second decoder with the same ) sound file uploaded. They arrived with an updated instruction sheet. The flange squeal is much better. A question however, for anyone in the know. For my second installation, I want to change the default air whistle to the later fitted air horn. The accompanying notes indicate that the appropriate CVs are 519 and 522, which correspond to F3 & F4 respectively (single toot and double toot). I can't find anywhere in these notes what the new value should be for each of these CVs. Neither can I find information in the decoder manual. Can anyone enlighten me please?
  6. Update on the 'dead spot'. A reset of CV8 to 8, cured it. Have sent it back for a reblow though ref. the buffer clank and wheel squeal 'glitch'. Also ordered a second decoder for my other 08
  7. I can now get it to run from speed step one up to speed step 10. However, as soon as I hit speed step 11, it stops and won't start again until the mid 20s speed step. This is wherever it may be on the track, with track and wheels clean, so not related to those factors. Very weird.
  8. Further to my previous post, I found that turning the master volume down from the default (which I think is 64) down to 20, made a big difference, and is plenty loud enough. I'm not able to run this loco in at the moment, in fact I have about 18" of track! At present, with clean track and wheels, it is starting to move at speed step 8 with my Powercab, after I altered the start voltage to 4. Hopefully, when it is run in, I can reduce that. Any observations welcome. PS It sounds lovely!
  9. Well today I fitted the Zimo chip with Paul's sound file and the twin speaker as shown above. A couple of observations. When activating either of the horns there is what I can best describe as an almost percussive quality at the very start of the 'toot'. I don't know if this is the sound file or the speaker. Also, when running with flange squeal, when I turn it off, immediately prior to to it stopping the sound almost sounds like a micro-second of radio chatter. That is the best way I can describe it. Has anyone else had similar observations?
  10. Well I took the plunge and now have the Zimo Paul Chetter decoder and the twin speaker (I do wish the speaker wires were thicker!) I have now had to invest in a soldering iron, which, hopefully, won't be the modelling equivalent of giving an AK47 to a five year old!!
  11. Tove, who makes the little 2 pin connectors that you have used between the chip and the speaker, and are the wires fixed by screw terminals? Many thanks.
  12. I have had a glimpse of about a dozen of the photographs. Yes, I will definitely be getting a copy.
  13. One down and one to go: Both weathered:
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