- 30 Sep 2017
Has anyone converted or is it even possible an old style 2080S that used ramp rails to activate whistle and bell sounds to reed switches like the newer ones
Having pulled a 2080 S to bits.(to turn it into a Battery Job) I would imagine it is quite possible. The mech just creates a mechanical switch. So extending the wires to Reeds that would be in a similar position to be activated by the LGB Track Magnet out to be a pretty easy task. Sorry I know this is not the answer you are looking for but my take on what would be the likely task.Has anyone converted or is it even possible an old style 2080S that used ramp rails to activate whistle and bell sounds to reed switches like the newer ones
Thanks for the input, engine has been sitting for a long time and have to fix a side rod piece to test and after a conversation with Axel of trainli I have decided to do as you and he suggest which is replace the system with something newer, plan on using the drive system to build a American style saddle tanker and if the engine checks out and the sound works maybe put the used parts up on eBay at least that way I would have something new and with American sound, thanks BillHello, just thought I would throw another option your way. May be easier to just upgrade the sound system. Check out the eBay link below. You could also try to find an LGB 23802 or newer version to replace the old 2080S. BTW I have two of the 2080S loco's and even though I am a big fan of the newer DC & DCC, I optioned to just leave these alone and enjoy as they are. Many years ago, I paid LGB of America to upgrade a 2080S to DCC and still have full Analog functions and I had all kinds of Issues. I could write a book about it but after 4 times mailing the loco back and forth, it still never operated correctly after that upgrade.
This is the main sound board used in original Lehmann LGB 2X80X Series HSB steam locomotives. It plugs directly into the onboard decoder board. Supplied with the rear lighting board, a gearbox cable and the new axle and magnet as well as the multi position switch. | eBay!www.ebay.com