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Title: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: old model railroader on October 12, 2017, 01:04:15 AM
Please , when will the HO Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation with sound be available ?
my other Bachmann steam locomotives are great , with sound ,  and I would like several of any new Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidations   ;D

Thanks


Title: Re: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: Trainman203 on October 12, 2017, 08:24:55 AM
Aftermarket installs of sound decoders, especially the Tsunami 2, are much more satisfying to me than the stripped to the bones Sound Value system. I got rid of my sound value units and put in Tsunami 2 decoders instead.  I now buy the engines without sound and do an install.

If you are not up to doing an install yourself there are many installers who will do it for you.

I have a few Bachmann engines with the pre-Sound Value Soundtraxx decoders.  They had a number of features that Sound Value doesn't have.  In the 2-8-0 it is a beautiful unit.  In the smaller tender engines like the 4-4-0 they are a little on the quiet side.  The Tsunami 2 has a more powerful amplifier that helps.


Title: Re: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: Trainman203 on October 12, 2017, 12:31:09 PM
 I put a couple of Econami decoders in engines before  the Tsunami 2 came out.  It is good, but the TSU 2 is so much more advanced.

Sound value is a good entry level deal , designed to hold production costs down and make acquisition of sound engines easy, but that's all it is.  TSU has many features that basically put you in the cab running the engine rather than just watching the train.


Title: Re: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: old model railroader on October 12, 2017, 09:01:17 PM
Thanks Railsplitter and Trainman203 for the information and options for sound .
With 20/100 vision and an Optivisor , I do prefer RTR . Although on the On30 2-6-0 I was able to remove one screw and just plug in the sound card , and that works fine .   I am leaving large scale and outside trains , and now shifting to HO  [big size difference]  but I can still operate trains   ;D   and that's important to me .
Thanks again


Title: Re: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: Trainman203 on October 12, 2017, 11:07:40 PM
You think I put those decoders in myself? 😮  I pay people to do work like that 😂.  Along with mowing the lawn and working on the car , there's other things I myself would rather do.


Title: Re: Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation
Post by: old model railroader on October 14, 2017, 09:53:26 PM
You think I put those decoders in myself? 😮  I pay people to do work like that 😂.  Along with mowing the lawn and working on the car , there's other things I myself would rather do.

 ;D
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