Roundhouse Engineering “Hercules”.

casey jones snr

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I’m glad to see that Roundhouse have announced a new locomotive, a half cab diesel outline industrial 0-4-0. The locomotive will be chain driven with full radio control. I have mine on order already.
 

Moonraker

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Looks like there is no room for sound. A solution would be to put a MyLocoSound Light Diesel soundcard with a 9v rechargeable battery and speaker into a coupled wagon. You would then need only two wires through to the Hercules motor to detect speed and to power the soundcard.

The soundcard has a selectable mode which causes it to run off the 9v battery when the loco is static and then to run the soundcard and recharge the battery when in motion. When the day's run is finished then the soundcard automatically goes into a sleep mode to preserve the battery while the loco is on the shelf. The Light Diesel soundcard has a choice of two engines and five horns including a klaxon. You can see it at Light Industrial Diesel.

This is also a very cheap way of adding sound to a fleet of diesels, radio or manual controlled. Fit each diesel loco with two wires from the motor to a socket in the back buffer beam. Then fit a matching plug to the two wires from the sound wagon and it can then be used with any of the locos.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound
 

PhilP

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A bit like this, Peter?

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Though this one is full Radio Control.. O gauge.
 

casey jones snr

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I think that there will be plenty of room under the bonnet to fit sound.
A picture of Hercules courtesy of Roundhouse Engineering:-
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PhilP

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I can get sound in that. - Easy!

i have already emailed them, to ask if I can get one without their Locoglyde installed.. :)
 
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casey jones snr

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Hercules has arrived at the CFR. Her new name is Evie:-
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After her acceptance trials she was assigned to the CFR loco shed where she was soon assigned to hauling empty coal skips:-
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PhilP

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Very nice..
I did enquire, but must assume they have full order books (no reply received).. :(:cry::cry:
 

Rhinochugger

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You'lda thought they'd finish the cab before they sold 'em :confused::confused::confused:
 

casey jones snr

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Very nice..
I did enquire, but must assume they have full order books (no reply received).. :(:cry::cry:
That’s unusual Phil, they are normally very much on the ball. I would try contacting them again, they will take your order as the small diesel locomotives are no longer built in batches.
 

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Evie required a suitable driver, interviews have taken place and Gareth was the successful candidate:-
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Gareth driving Evie for the first time.
 

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Hercules on trial. A day out for the twins too! 9D342AC5-4D27-492E-AA13-E8DF3B652569.jpeg
 
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casey jones snr

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Very nice indeed.
Evie had her first day of revenue service today:-
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Evie shunting a box van.
 
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