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« on: March 14, 2012, 10:05:05 AM »

Just thought I'd share the results of my very first sound install. Really, it's my first install of anything at all of this type of thing. I haven't even done a DCC install on a DC loco yet (though that's coming down the road).

Anyway, much thanks to Jonathan for his thread which was the only reason this was a success for me. I would really love to see more threads like that showing installs with pictures/videos and descriptions of the steps for different types of locos. I can't begin to describe how much help they are to the beginner and inexperienced modeler.

Anyway, here is a video I shot shortly after the install. Nothing fancy or prototypical.. just some fun, enjoy:

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 10:21:48 AM »

Congrats!  I was holding my breath, until the loco started to move.  Smiley



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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 05:02:30 PM »

Good job! Makes me want to start thinking about sound.

Steve from Corvallis, Oregon

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 12:33:14 AM »

I am very much a rookie when it comes to this DCC stuff, as I think is evidenced by my thread here. So, I wanted to update it because I had another first tonight, which was a result of the sound installation.

So, I realized today that I had a spare DCC decoder now just taking up space. All of my other engines are DC. The only DCC is the Berk, which I just added the Tsunami to. Not only that, none of the other DC engine are even DCC ready. And, many of them are of the Bachmann Thomas line. I remembered so posts in the Thomas and Friends section with some links to some DCC installs to some of the Bachmann Thomas line of engines, so I decided that would be a good project for the evening.

Long story short is that my Bachmann HO Spencer is now DCC equipped (with the stock DCC decoder that came out of the Berk), and I got a cool lesson in DCC hard wiring. So.. up to 2 DCC equipped engines on the layout. Hey, it's a start.  Grin

Just know that there is a lot of valuable information that you forum members (and Bachmann Admin) share/provide here that help rookies like me figure things out that are otherwise not so straight forward.. and it is greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 08:11:53 AM »

Welcome to the world of DCC! Smiley
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