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SteamGene

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« on: February 02, 2007, 07:12:04 PM »

I've talked to Tony about installing a sound decoder in the Riv C&O H-8, which, for those who don't know,has the plug in the boiler.  Tony recommends using a Lenz SilverMP for the motor in the boiler and a Soundtraxx DSX in the tender for the sound.  I'm not sure how the power gets to the Soundtraxx.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 11:48:50 PM »

One of my friends has a LokSound decoder in his Rivarossi H-8. To me, it sounds better than Sountraxx. I'm not sure how easy or hard it would be to install though.
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Mike O.

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 12:42:37 AM »

Two ways - either a 2-wire plug ran back to the tender from the boiler, or (more likely) sound decoder wired to pick up power from the rails from the tender wheels.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2007, 08:34:00 AM »

Gene,

      Wasn't it you that I got a contact for to a guy from my model railroad club,  GATSME,  who put a Tsunami in a Rivarossi H-8?    If so,  and if you lost the contact,  go to www.gatsme.org.   Val Pistilli is the webmaster for the site and he is the one who did the installation?

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SteamGene

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2007, 09:53:38 AM »

Bob, Yes I was.  I'm just looking for other, eaier ways to do it.  Smiley  I asked Tony what they thought the best way is and the answer I got was power decoder in boiler, sound decoder in tender.
I'm not sure which way I'll go, but I wanted to pass on the information.
Gene
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 09:41:31 PM »

I just bought a Riverossi H-8 and put a non sound decoder in the tender. Why can't you put a sound decoder in the tender. There are holes drilled in the bottom for speakers.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 10:11:04 PM »

To tell the truth, I haven't looked in my Hornsby Rivarossi H-8.  The Rivarossi H-8 has the plug in the boiler, not the tender.  If the Hornsby Riv has the plug in the tender, life is easier for that one.  I'll have to take a look.  Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 03:53:43 PM »

One of my friends has a LokSound decoder in his Rivarossi H-8. To me, it sounds better than Sountraxx. I'm not sure how easy or hard it would be to install though.

I didn't see a 2-6-6-6 in the Loksound list however I did see a 2-8-8-2. Is there a way I can sample the sound for the 2-8-8-2? The soundlist that I did find only had generic sounds with cheesy whistles.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007, 04:29:30 PM »

The curcuit board in the new Rivarossi H-8 is in the tender.  There is plenty of room for the decoder and a large speaker.  I didn't even check on holes in the bottom of the tender.  I like the upward facing speaker going through holes in the coal.  Easy to do and hard to detect with small holes.
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