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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2011 10:20 pm
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man7sell
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Just bought a Bachmann Shay that is DC,
and a plug in DCC card from MRC.

Trouble is I have now heard a sound equipped Shay,
and it was awesome.

So has anyone retrofitted this Shay with sound?
Any suggestions would be welcome.




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 Posted: Sat May 7th, 2011 04:25 am
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Paul

I can relate, once I heard Tsunami sound in a loco, the rest was history.
I had the DCC sound bug and was seriously bitten!

Soundtraxx made a plug-and-play DSD sound decoder kit,
that requires swapping the PC board in the tender, and adding a speaker,
which is a relatively simple DCC install.

It's not Tsunami 16-bit sound quality,
however you might be able to pick one up on eBay.

You could probably fit a TSU-750 light logging decoder and speaker in the space,
after removing the original PC board.
But you will have to also install a resistor in one of the headlight leads,
to avoid overloading the LED headlight.

Because I don't have a ton of trains on my small pike,
I opted to sell my non-sound Shay,
and use another as a parts supply, for the two sound-equipped critters I have.

One is a recent Bachmann factory sound job,
and the other was bought from Soundtraxx several years ago,
when they were selling proprietary sound-equipped Shays, Climaxes and 2-8-0s.

Of course, once the Bachmann factory sound became available,
that became no big deal!

Good luck.
Lots of knowledgable folks here on the Freerails Forum, are here to help.




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 Posted: Wed May 18th, 2011 08:46 pm
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Well Well.

There was one on eBAY with sound,
and I won it for $109 would you believe.

First test run.

Now I will have to play with the programming.
Suggestions?

http://youtu.be/NJkPI7qVkTc




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 Posted: Sat Mar 7th, 2020 03:05 pm
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Who has the best (cheapest) price on 'Tsunami' Plug & Play Sound Modules ?

They seem to be extremely expensive.

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Last edited on Sat Mar 7th, 2020 07:13 pm by CharlieB

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