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ORIONRA

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« on: October 05, 2014, 05:41:28 AM »

I live in Switzerland. I run my Trains on DCC (Massoth) System. I have just purchased a Bachmann large Scale 2-4-2 engine.
Now I would like to install a DCC Sounddecoder to connect to the 8 pin socket which is already installed.
Which manufacturer offers the product which is compatible to this 8 pin socket (plug and play) and has the right Sound for this steam engine?
Personally I do like the Soundtraxx Tsunamy Sound.
Can you help me?
Many thanks in advance!
Best regards Rolf Weinmann   
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 12:56:12 PM »

With regard to which decoders come standard with an 8-pin NMRA connector, you'd have to check with each manufacturer's web site for that. I've seen versions available from many manufacturers with and without such a connector. This is a small loco, so you'll probably be able to get away with a decoder with a 1 - 2 amp rating without any worries. I wouldn't go less than 1 amp, though, unless you know you're never going to be bogging it down with a train longer than a small handful of cars.

In terms of sound, there's no "right" or "wrong" sound for a loco like that, except that you'll probably want to find one that has a lighter-sounding chuff indicative of a small loco. TCS, Zimo, ESU, Tsunami (Soundtraxx), QSI... they all make very good motor/sound decoders. Most of these manufacturers have sound samples on their web sites where you can hear sample sounds.

Good luck!

Later,

K

edit - clarified manufacturer list. Thanks, YM
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Yardmaster
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 01:12:07 PM »

You might also look at SoundTraxx decoders:
http://www.soundtraxx.com
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ORIONRA

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 07:51:47 AM »

Many thanks Kevin for your Support. I will now continue searching from the various manufacturers.
I wonder why Bachmann does not give a list of the Producers of such Sounddecoders which are compatible to their products.
This would save a lot of searching and time involvement for the consumer.
Greetings

Rolf   
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 03:25:22 AM »

I wonder why Bachmann does not give a list of the Producers of such Sounddecoders which are compatible to their products.
I can see where something like that would be of benefit, but decoder manufacturers have a tendency to introduce updated decoders fairly regularly. I'd imagine any kind of list would be out of date not long after it was compiled. In theory, a decoder built to the DCC standard with a compatible plug should work. ... in theory. Wink

Later,

K
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ORIONRA

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 02:37:00 AM »

Many thanks Kevin. You are great!
Have a nice Sunday!

Rolf
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