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New BachFarish N gauge 08 shunter - DCC sound


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Just thinking ahead towards future purchases and I note the BR blue BachFarish 08, which I've been waiting for, is now apparently out (at least according to the Kernow Models weekly email).

 

I know DCC sound in N is tricky, particularly in older Farish models (which I have plenty), but I wondered whether it was possible to fit a sound chip into the new style 08.

 

Or is there just absolutely no room? I remember how hard it was in my Bachmann OO gauge '08'.

 

I may consider regular DCC (as I have the equipment, just need the chips) but sound would have been a bonus.

 

Has anyone achieved the impossible? It seems the 08 is not even DCC ready, which for a new modern model is a surprise.

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Just thinking ahead towards future purchases and I note the BR blue BachFarish 08, which I've been waiting for, is now apparently out (at least according to the Kernow Models weekly email).

 

I know DCC sound in N is tricky, particularly in older Farish models (which I have plenty), but I wondered whether it was possible to fit a sound chip into the new style 08.

 

Or is there just absolutely no room? I remember how hard it was in my Bachmann OO gauge '08'.

 

I may consider regular DCC (as I have the equipment, just need the chips) but sound would have been a bonus.

 

Has anyone achieved the impossible? It seems the 08 is not even DCC ready, which for a new modern model is a surprise.

 

Hi,

 

I have fitted a lenz silver mini to one and that was a Very tight fit. It is possibly just takes a little time to do it.

 

They only way to fit sound to one would be to have a wagon permantly connected to it to house the chip and speaker.

Cheers

Simon

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Hi,

 

I have fitted a lenz silver mini to one and that was a Very tight fit. It is possibly just takes a little time to do it.

 

They only way to fit sound to one would be to have a wagon permantly connected to it to house the chip and speaker.

Cheers

Simon

 

 

You're not going top give up that easily are you Simon?blink.gif

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You're not going top give up that easily are you Simon?blink.gif

 

Hi Paul,

 

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif you know me, but when they make a sound chip small enough and a speaker to match i will install it but till then the wagon is possibly the only route to have sound with the 08.

 

cheers

Simon

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Even with an attached wagon it's not clear you can do it with current chips - at least if using a prototype wagon. Same problem with the 04. The smallest available speakers will just about fit but the actual sound decoders are too big to hide in the loco or in a 10ft w/b wagon as thy were used with.

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