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Title: 3 Truck Shay with Factory Sound
Post by: bmiller679 on April 15, 2008, 03:59:30 PM
Is there a way to increase the volume?


Title: Re: 3 Truck Shay with Factory Sound
Post by: Greg Elmassian on April 15, 2008, 06:16:53 PM
It might not be obvious, you need a DCC system to program these settings.

Also, most DCC systems need a booster on their programming track. I do not know if the shay responds to POM.

One last tip, you can buy the QSI programmer for under $100, apparently it can program the Quasinami.

Regards, Greg


Title: Re: 3 Truck Shay with Factory Sound
Post by: Tom Lapointe on April 16, 2008, 03:04:25 AM
 I have the DCC-&-Sound-On-Board version of the 3-Truck Shay myself; CV 128 is the master volume control. I have it set to it's maximum value (I think 256, if I remember correctly). It's NOT as loud as my Phoenix 2K2 & P5 sound boards, but loud enough that I consider it acceptable; I live in a very densely-populated neighborhood, am on good terms with the neighbors (they LOVE watching the trains!), so I try NOT to emulate the teenagers with the 130 db. "boom cars"! :o >:(

If your DCC system has "program on the main" capability, you do NOT need a special "programming booster" to adjust this CV.

As the System comes, the exhaust rate is way to slow for a Shay, so you may also want to adjust CV116 (Auto Exhaust rate) to it's maximum value of 255. This will give a believable fast Shay exhaust rate.

Here's a video of mine in action...(running on DCC - which is why the smoke is so great as well!). :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9m0LUCJ0g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9m0LUCJ0g)

 ;)                                                                                                    Tom