New MyLocoSound Steam Soundcard

chris m01

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Chris,

If an enhanced diesel soundcard was to happen, what would you and others like to see in it?

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Peter Lucas
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Hi Peter. I would like the sound of a big American diesel. I just have the one MLS diesel sound card and I think it is great for my S4 but I can't find a setting which sounds right for GP38s etc. The horn sounds rather "electronically generated". I would also like the engine speed to vary more - there seems to be only two notches. Sorry I can't tell you the version of diesel card I have as I don't want to take the loco apart. I bought it in 2017 or 2018.

Apologies for going off at a tangent. I switched the bell off shortly after making this video.

 

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Hi Peter. I would like the sound of a big American diesel. I just have the one MLS diesel sound card and I think it is great for my S4 but I can't find a setting which sounds right for GP38s etc. The horn sounds rather "electronically generated". I would also like the engine speed to vary more - there seems to be only two notches. Sorry I can't tell you the version of diesel card I have as I don't want to take the loco apart. I bought it in 2017 or 2018.

Apologies for going off at a tangent. I switched the bell off shortly after making this video.

Chris. Thanks for the feedback. Using button 7 of your TV remote control, there are four different ways in which you can have the engine revs vary with loco speed. I think you need to try option 1 and possibly, while the train is moving, use the channel up button to increase the engine rev limit. Email me at sales@mylocosound.com if you need more help.

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Peter, just to learn more about your product, can you describe the 4 variations, how they "work" (if not a company secret).

Thanks, did not know you had this feature.

Greg
Greg, certainly not a secret as its in the instructions. The diesel soundcard has four running modes which the customer can select using the TV remote control. The first has the engine revs increase proportionally to the speed. The second is the same but with gear changes so its for diesel mechanical locos. The third simulates the driver selecting notch 5 so that the revs increase to double tickover before the loco moves off. The fourth simulates the driver selecting notch 8 so that the revs increase to triple tickover before the loco moves off. In all cases, the customer can select the tickover rev rate. In the first two cases the customer can set the rev rate limit when the train is in motion.

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Greg, certainly not a secret as its in the instructions. The diesel soundcard has four running modes which the customer can select using the TV remote control. The first has the engine revs increase proportionally to the speed. The second is the same but with gear changes so its for diesel mechanical locos. The third simulates the driver selecting notch 5 so that the revs increase to double tickover before the loco moves off. The fourth simulates the driver selecting notch 8 so that the revs increase to triple tickover before the loco moves off. In all cases, the customer can select the tickover rev rate. In the first two cases the customer can set the rev rate limit when the train is in motion.

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Peter Lucas
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So revs increase to a level before the loco moves off; yes?
Is that function also available in the railcar sound card?
 

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So revs increase to a level before the loco moves off; yes?
Is that function also available in the railcar sound card?
Correct, you can use the Power button on the TV remote control to set the voltage at which you want the revs to increase from tickover.

The railbus soundcard does not have the facility because it is primarily for gas mechanical vehicles like Galloping Geese.

The Light Diesel soundcard has the same notch up facility as the universal diesel. For most modern diesel railcars we would recommend the universal diesel soundcard.

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Peter Lucas
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Correct, you can use the Power button on the TV remote control to set the voltage at which you want the revs to increase from tickover.

The railbus soundcard does not have the facility because it is primarily for gas mechanical vehicles like Galloping Geese.

The Light Diesel soundcard has the same notch up facility as the universal diesel. For most modern diesel railcars we would recommend the universal diesel soundcard.

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Peter Lucas
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OK I have already bought the railbus card.
 

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Any chance for a QR Chime whistle for a future option?
 
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Rhinochugger

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OK I have already bought the railbus card.
However, there are two adjustments for when the crash gears change :nod::nod: (early or late) .
 

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It's a Queensland Railways 3 Chime Whistle.
Will have to ask if we ever had a 5 chimer.

The only other three I know that were used here in Queensland are.
Single note,
Riverboat,
and a US whistle (a 'banshee' I think), but wasn't liked by the crews back then and was swapped out.
 

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It's a Queensland Railways 3 Chime Whistle.
Will have to ask if we ever had a 5 chimer.

The only other three I know that were used here in Queensland are.
Single note,
Riverboat,
and a US whistle (a 'banshee' I think), but wasn't liked by the crews back then and was swapped out.
That's a surprise. For a three chime whistle it sounds very good. Please can you send me an email to sales@mylocosound.com so that communicate with you direct.

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Peter Lucas
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Peter, I heard from Del in the USA that there will be a bell in the next version of the Light Diesel sound car. I'm looking forward to that. I have two of the PIKO 25t diesels that have bells.

Thanks, Ken
 

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Peter, I heard from Del in the USA that there will be a bell in the next version of the Light Diesel sound car. I'm looking forward to that. I have two of the PIKO 25t diesels that have bells.

Thanks, Ken
Ken,

That is correct. We will be making an announcement relating to sound for the Piko GE 25 tonner in about two weeks from now.

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Peter Lucas
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Peter,
I am having problems with my outgoing email being blocked..

I have sent you a PM (personal message / conversation) on this Forum.

PhilP.
 

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Any chance for a QR Chime whistle for a future option?

Memories. Back in '84 me and SWMBO did our first trip overseas. We ended up in Rocky (because that's where the train went). Mid afternoon, one strikes a thirst, so it was into the pub seen right at the end of that clip, for a 4X, and train watching (1720 class Freight) out the open window. Thanks for posting.
While on a tour around the town, she asked why all the houses were on stilts, as she put it. 'Oh, the river floods, and there are crocodiles'. In her best Eccles impression.... 'I don't like this place'.