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?

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
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.

 

Moonraker

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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 Lucas
MyLocoSound
 

Moonraker

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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.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
 

GAP

G Scale Trains, HO Trains, 1:1 Sugar Cane trains
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.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound

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

Moonraker

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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.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
 

GAP

G Scale Trains, HO Trains, 1:1 Sugar Cane trains
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.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
OK I have already bought the railbus card.