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If it is sitting in a siding, does it play random sounds as loco chips do when idling?

Yes it does. You can turn off the sounds or select the ones to play at random. I usually leave the bird chorus playing on loop.

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There are 3 types of sound...

A straight play through once then stop sound, which can be as simple as a short guards whistle or a much longer train arriving or departing or boiler rivetting sequence.

A looped regular sound which repeats until turned off, e.g. a grinder.

A looped sound with random elements which repeats until turned off, e.g. the wheel tapper who sometimes finds a duff wheel.

There is also a warning bell which sounds if you select a third looped sound - this indicates you are at max channels.

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If it is sitting in a siding, does it play random sounds as loco chips do when idling?

 

it plays whatever functions are switched on. It just loops them so they play constantly

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The March Hornby mag suggests the new van (due Oct '19) is likely to have a different range of sounds.

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Managed to have a quick play with my TTS van this morning before work. Sounds are great fun, bit I've got bigger plans for the van. 

Sadly I the van does not seem to want to play while on the move, and the slightest touch stops the sound. 

I checked the wheels and pick-ups (think the wheels might need some of the weathering removed), but I ended up snapping one of the pick-ups off. Still seems to work while static though. 

Any idea or info if someone has got one working on the move? Might have to shelve my plans for the van and go for plan B.

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5 hours ago, SDJR7F88 said:

Sadly I the van does not seem to want to play while on the move, and the slightest touch stops the sound. 

 

From what I have heard about this, it sounds like this product is well suited to removing the sound kit from inside, hard wiring it to the DCC bus, fitting a bigger speaker & placing the lot inside a building or hill.

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23 minutes ago, Pete the Elaner said:

From what I have heard about this, it sounds like this product is well suited to removing the sound kit from inside, hard wiring it to the DCC bus, fitting a bigger speaker & placing the lot inside a building or hill.

Ah shame, was going to fit a different sound decoder into it and have it as a sound wagon for some of my smaller locos

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6 hours ago, SDJR7F88 said:

Managed to have a quick play with my TTS van this morning before work. Sounds are great fun, bit I've got bigger plans for the van. 

Sadly I the van does not seem to want to play while on the move, and the slightest touch stops the sound. 

I checked the wheels and pick-ups (think the wheels might need some of the weathering removed), but I ended up snapping one of the pick-ups off. Still seems to work while static though. 

Any idea or info if someone has got one working on the move? Might have to shelve my plans for the van and go for plan B.

This model works very well on the move for me.  Better than some of my locos for sound retention.

 

I suspect that the wipers/pick-ups are really tight on the wheels of mine as it is not a free runner at all.  Maybe be some (careful) adjustment of the remaining pick-ups would do the trick?

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1 hour ago, Pete the Elaner said:

From what I have heard about this, it sounds like this product is well suited to removing the sound kit from inside, hard wiring it to the DCC bus, fitting a bigger speaker & placing the lot inside a building or hill.

 

I mentioned along these lines some time ago - tts towns.  Can it be beyond the realms of possibility to produce a model of a ?station that includes a speaker and the chip with relevant sounds

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5 minutes ago, 87004 said:

This model works very well on the move for me.  Better than some of my locos for sound retention.

 

I suspect that the wipers/pick-ups are really tight on the wheels of mine as it is not a free runner at all.  Maybe be some (careful) adjustment of the remaining pick-ups would do the trick?

Thannks for the info, will the last 3 some tweaking, they are very delicate 

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14 hours ago, Ouroborus said:

 

I mentioned along these lines some time ago - tts towns.  Can it be beyond the realms of possibility to produce a model of a ?station that includes a speaker and the chip with relevant sounds

Sounds perfect.

Along with "I don't like sound - it is just a gimmick', one of my friends asks what is the point of sound locos without ambient sounds?

A station would be a perfect environment to add sounds to. Most even have suitable buildings to place the speakers in.

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15 hours ago, Pete the Elaner said:

A station would be a perfect environment to add sounds to. Most even have suitable buildings to place the speakers in.

 

And you could probably fit larger better quality speakers in a building that you can in a typical locomotive.  How many EM2s can you fit in the roof space of a typical station building?

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8 hours ago, Dungrange said:

 

And you could probably fit larger better quality speakers in a building that you can in a typical locomotive.  How many EM2s can you fit in the roof space of a typical station building?

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