SpokaneSteve, on 24 June 2012 - 05:16 AM, said:
... Would you be able to add further details about how you added sound? I have tried to look into that a bit but I thought that the voltage might ultimately be too low.
Well, if you are not familiar with LDCC, read Mark Riley's page
about it. I use the 1.05 beta version. Also read Tom Cook's page on DCC
. He describes how to open the motor and install a DCC decoder, but instead of a small decoder you apply a female 8 pin NEM 652 contact as the LokSound decoder and speaker are way to big to fit inside the motor. The LokSound
decoder works OK with 9V. Though, you might have trouble with some sounds and things like playing driving sound and whistle simultaneously, but no problem finding projects with sounds that work fine.
I guess it is possible to use some other digital command station for model railways, but they usually run at a higher voltage.
It might be possible to configure the LokSound decoder to work with the analog 9V speed regulator, but I haven't bothered to try. Digital control is much better. You can run your trains nice and smooth even at low speeds.
Hrw-Amen, on 25 June 2012 - 12:52 AM, said:
I am guessing it is not PF as I can not see the battery anywhere?
As said in my first post... It is powered by an RCX running LDCC. This requires 9V train motor and tracks + the RCX remote control. The 9V train power adaptor fits straight into the RCX 1.0. Not possible to run this using only batteries.