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roundhouse foreman

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« on: January 30, 2017, 12:29:40 PM »

What Bachmann parts are needed to add sound to DCC ho 4-8-4 Niagara's?

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roundhouse foreman

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 11:52:39 AM »

richiy

Isn't that a total replacement decoder for the one that is in there?
Is there just a sound module available that "adds" or piggy backs on to the motor and lite controller to give sounds at a more reasonable cost?
Will I have to replace all the installed decoders rather than add on "something" to get sounds?

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ACY


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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 11:53:51 AM »

Isn't that a total replacement decoder for the one that is in there?
Is there just a sound module available that "adds" or piggy backs on to the motor and lite controller to give sounds at a more reasonable cost?
Will I have to replace all the installed decoders rather than add on "something" to get sounds?
Not for this engine. For locomotives like the Bachmann HO 2-8-8-4 EM-1 (B&O), it has the option for an add on sound module but the vast majority of Bachmann engines don't have this option unfortunately for you.
Generally you are looking at $100+ to add sound to an HO locomotive, if that is out of your price range at the moment, then just bide your time until you save up enough is all I can suggest.
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 08:53:04 PM »

richiy

Isn't that a total replacement decoder for the one that is in there?
Is there just a sound module available that "adds" or piggy backs on to the motor and lite controller to give sounds at a more reasonable cost?
Will I have to replace all the installed decoders rather than add on "something" to get sounds?

RHF


The experts seem to have missed these. Digitrax used to make something similar.

http://www.modelrectifier.com/product-p/0001908.htm

These keep your present motor decoder and add sound with a two wire connection.

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WoundedBear
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 10:47:46 PM »

Instead of worrying about being politically correct all the time, why not actually read the OP's question and give a pertinent answer? He asked about "add-on units" in the second post he made.

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