View single post by W C Greene
 Posted: Tue Jan 4th, 2011 11:42 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 8253
As Bill Fornshell can tell you, sound eats up far more battery power than just running. Bill uses the ALL-TROL system which has sound capabilities with r/c. As Herb stated, we don't care for sound effects (I love to hear the outdoor sounds since that's where my layout is) but as for now, I wouldn't have sound due to short charge life. An example..that Tsunami board I put in an On30 Shay would probably get me maybe an hour of run between charges. Without the sound, I get 6 to 8 hours on a charge. I can run silent and be able to have an op session without worrying about charging batteries. Someday, model train manufacturers will "see the light" but right now, they are groveling in the darkness and want everybody else to do the same.


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