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EIS

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« on: February 11, 2010, 12:36:36 AM »

Does Bachmann have any plans to change the whistle/horn from a grade crossing sequence to user controllable?

I would also like to see a volume pot to control sound levels.  I have tried adjusting the sound level on my GG1 using the pot on the sound card, but the pot acts more like an on/off switch than a volume control.

Earl
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phillyreading

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 02:46:59 PM »

I just bought a new True Blast 2 horn for a diesel engine and the volume is either all or nothing, no real volume adjustment!
If Bachmann were to change the horn sequence on the TB-2 they should offer one that will let you choose the feature you like with an on/off switch.

Lee F.
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cfourrier

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 03:38:56 PM »

You know, if they added a simple deisel roar and steam chuff to their sound it would be a major factor for many of us in buying WBB!  (Oh yeah -and a volume knob please!)
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Mike_AA9ZY

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 07:48:20 PM »

I agree.

Although, judging by the WBB section of the 2010 catalog. They didn't allocate much capital for R&D on the 3-rail side of the hobby this year.

The horn/bell noise needs to be upgraded soon!
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GOS747

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 09:01:13 AM »

Further question about the horn add-on.

Can the add-on horn package be wired/set up to work properly on older Lionel diesels/electrics w/o a sound system. I am concerned about the wiring aspect. How difficult it will be, etc. Thanks
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phillyreading

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 04:54:06 PM »

For me the sound system was very easy to hook up, just two wires-one red and one black. Hook the red wire to the headlight and the black wire to the frame. The main issue will be space, can it fit inside a GP-9 made by Lionel? I installed one in a Santa Fe alco B unit.

Lee F.
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