LGB 23232 sound

Jayarmin

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Hi just recently purchased this loco and was under the illusion that had sound in the tender. There is a speaker in there I just haven’t opened it up yet I run an analog track I know this local is digital. Should I be getting any sound ? I have a few dcc locos and they all work fine
 

PhilP

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I assume you are running digital?

1. Sounds could be turned off with a switch.
2. Sound could be turned right down with a volume pot.
3. Sound could be turned off with a function key.
4. Volume could be set to 'zero' with a CV value.


Try F5, F6, F8 for common sound off/on commands. - Not an exhaustive list..

PhilP
 

PhilP

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Exactly...

Hence my listing that there are an number of reasons why it may not work in his situation.
 

PhilP

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But hopefully, he can find a socially distanced DCC system which can..

Way too many unanswered questions, at the moment.. - One speaker, does not a sound-equipped loco make.


I would look to the instructions.. Then the underside of the tender, and under any covers and the coal load.. - Switches, volume control, space for a battery (perhaps).
Even signs that 'something' has been removed..

PhilP.
 

Jayarmin

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Problem solved, hidden Compartment under that coal for a 9V battery, couldn’t find any instructions for this, so ended up taking the tender apart
 

Jayarmin

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Me either, hence answer the question. Always thought the Drew power from the loco via the cable
 

PhilP

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T'was a way of keeping sound going on analogue..

There was a really early system which used plunger switches on the loco, and ramps on the track, to trigger sounds.
 

JimmyB

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A number of sound vehicles LGB and Bachmann used 9v batteries on analog to provide power with low track current.
 

Dan

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The manual for the 20230/20232 is really the separately sold sound tender part 69232. The tender gets it power for the sound and rear light plus the power socket in the rear via the 5 pin ribbon cable between the engine and tender. One problem I saw is sometimes the engiens had a DC only board and only a 4 pin cable in the engine thus eliminationg the sound power. Light and sound shared a common connection . Also the switch on the rear of the engine needs to be all the way to the right for everything to work properly. look for LGB 20232 pdf for the parts diagram of engine and tender, and 20230 for user guide.