Advice on settings for MyLocoSound large diesel for a Class 66 (in the UK)

G-round hog

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Hi,
I'm new to this. I've bought a Fosworks radio controlled battery powered Class 66 fitted with a MyLocoSounds large diesel card. But as a novice I'm stuck with two of the options when setting up the card. I'd welcome advice on which options to select as detailed below.
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Joe
 

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PhilP

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I assume you have a remote to change the settings?

Very much, it is your loco, and what sounds good to you.

The British defaults are not bad, but you will not get an 'authentic' 66 sound from the card.

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I assume you have a remote to change the settings?

Very much, it is your loco, and what sounds good to you.

The British defaults are not bad, but you will not get an 'authentic' 66 sound from the card.

PhilP
Hi Philp,

I have a Sony TV remote and reset the parameters to the defaults before making my selections.

Mainly I wasn't sure about the engine sound. Whether a Class 66 has an exhaust beat ? On the other hand doesn't a Class 66 have an EMD engine which is the US default ?

I would say the sound is quite distorted especially at low volume. This is particularly noticeable on "starting the engine".

I've noticed from past postings you have a couple of Class 66s, do you have MyLocoSound card(s) ?

Perhaps others will "have their sixpenneth".

Regards,
Joe
 

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Hi Jo,

Yes, I have MLS cards...

Disclaimer:
I trade as RC Trains.

Distorted sound is usually either low supply voltage, or the supply not being able to supply enough current - What supply are you using?
Is the loco fully charged?

The large diesel card (I assume it is a blue circuit board?) is synthesised sounds, so you may think the sound is 'distorted' compared with cards costing many times more.

There is a newer 'enhanced' card, which has more recorded 'real' sounds.

PhilP
 
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G-round hog

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The batteries are 12 x VP 3700. The no load voltage shows as 15.4V. They were last charged about 3 weeks ago and have not been used since.

Yes, the large diesel card has a blue circuit board.

I had heard of a Premium Steam sound card but not diesel.

Thanks for the heads-up, I've had a look at your website.

Regards,
Joe
 

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I just watched a few Class 66 videos on YouTube and have come up with the following settings for your diesel soundcard. The button numbers refer to the buttons on your TV remote control.

Engine Button 8 - 2 beeps This is the EMD engine
Button 7 - 4 beeps For the engine to go to notch 8 when moving off
Turbo Button 5 - 2 beeps To turn on the turbocharger
Brakes Button 4 - 4 beeps For airbrake release and brake squeal when stopping
Horn Button 1 - 1 beep For two chime horn then press the channel up button while the horn is sounding to get the pitch closer to the Class 66
Button 2 - 7 beeps For the opposite chimes

The engine starting sound cannot be set to the class 66. We will be producing a Premium Diesel in due course and that will include a Class 66 start up and more recorded sounds. Customers who have purchased a diesel soundcard recently with the black PCB will be able to get it upgraded to the premium diesel. MyLocoSound will not charge for the upgrade but retailers may charge for their time and postage.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MylocoSound