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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco Sound Value RS 3 questions on: April 29, 2018, 10:29:59 PM
 I have one and no problems like yours. Do a decoder re-set. I think it's  a value of 8 in CV8. Turn off power to track or lift loco off track. Waite 20 or so seconds and put power back on or lococ on track. Headlights will flash showing the re-sat took. Address will be 3.   Joe
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: RS 3 Shell removal on: March 26, 2018, 10:22:51 PM
Remover the 2 screws holding the couplers on. Remove the screw holding the fuel tank cover on. Remover 2 screws that hold body to frame.   Joe
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco S2 - start speed difference based on 1 or 2 digit address on: January 28, 2018, 11:40:00 PM
 What decoder brand? Same one in each? Sounds like 1 might be running on 28 speed steps the other on 128. Look in the front of your system manual for decoder status. Not all decoders support 128 speed steps.       Joe
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC Conversion B23-7 Question on: January 19, 2018, 11:00:33 PM
Will this work? Similar ones for the F7A/B, GE 70 Tonner.   Joe
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Decoder for older DD40 on: January 09, 2018, 11:49:29 PM

Sound value decoder. Compare the old DD40 board to the newer sound board. If the mount the same the above decoder will work. You will need speakers also.   Joe
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems on: December 29, 2017, 01:23:26 AM
What DCC system are you using? Try a re-set. Program CV8 with a value of 8. Turn the power off to the track or remove loco for 10 seconds or so. This will reset the address to 3. If you want to replace the decoder, try a Tsunam Econami. The board should fit fine. This does not come with a keep alive capacitor though. Soundtraxx sells the harness to add a keep alive cap to this board. Part number 810158.I don't think their current keeper will fit.    Joe
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Sound value S-4 doesnít move on: November 16, 2017, 09:07:07 PM
Did you change any CVs? A reset might do the trick.   Joe
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco S4 DCC Sound Loco Issues on: November 16, 2017, 09:03:01 PM
 From Soundtraxx web site: Fault Light
When the decoder encounters a fault, the red fault light and all installed lighting will flash an
allotted number of times to report an error code. The number of times the light flashes
corresponds to a specific error. Error 10: Over-Voltage Fault
Voltage is monitored during normal operation to automatically deactivate sound and motor
processes when voltage exceeds the decoderís voltage limit. Settings resume when the voltage
is reduced to within limits and will vary between decoder models.  You may have a voltage problem some how. What system are you using?   Joe
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: bachmann alco s-2 on: November 11, 2017, 11:24:58 PM
I turn the volume on my decoders to about half to 2/3. The enclosure is  available with out speaker as well so you could use a better speaker. A sugar cube speaker might work in it's place. Soundtraxx has 2:  810154 and 810155. I may try one of these instead of the
 Bachmann enclosure.    Joe
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: bachmann alco s-2 on: November 10, 2017, 12:13:44 AM
 Bachmann sells their sound  value decoders.
 also speaker enclosure
   I installed a Tsunami and the baffle listed but had to modify the enclosure.     Joe
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Gp30 shell on: July 07, 2017, 11:11:38 PM
No. The GP30 has a low short hood and split frame. The GP30 is a longer bodyas well.     Joe
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: sound decoder on: May 15, 2017, 10:39:57 PM
You can add sound but will have to modify the frame to make room for a speaker. Here's a vidoe for a GP38-2 with a similar frame style.   Joe
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 060 porter on: May 09, 2017, 10:05:04 PM
 You tube video. Email address of installer listed under video..  Joe
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: S4 #63112 PRR 8490 on: May 01, 2017, 07:19:17 PM
If you want sound, you can use a Tsunami 2 or econami, Lok Sound, or WOW. Bachamann sells the sound value decoder as well. You'll need a speaker and enclosure. I used the enclosure that comes on the sound value loco.   Joe
sound value decoder:

 The sound value is a stripped down SoundTRaxx decoder. If you're on a budget, it's a good way to get into sound.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Question about SD40-2 on: April 26, 2017, 09:39:03 PM
The wise old Owl: 1,2,3....... crunch!!!!!!
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