A load sensitive chuff is provided which chuffs hard when accelerating, softens when coasting and changes to an overrun sound when slowing down. This chuff can be triggered by the locomotive, if a chuff trigger is fitted, or can be synchronised to the motor voltage so that the chuff timing is correct for the number of cylinders and the speed. Two, three and four cylinder locos can be accurately reproduced including geared locomotives.
The instruction manuals are available at
Whilst itís great to have a highly adjustable soundcard, the benefit is lost if you have to take the locomotive apart each time you want to make an adjustment. MyLocoSound has solved this problem by providing a handheld remote control which is used to make all adjustments from outside the locomotive. These are Sony compatible TV remote controls which can be purchased from local consumer electronics stores or from MyLocoSound retailers at very little cost. Only one remote control is needed for any number of locomotives.
All of the sounds can be triggered by the function buttons found on most radio control transmitters.
MyLocoSound Steam also works well with simple track powered railways. On these, the sounds can be triggered in three ways. Firstly, the steam whistle can be set to sound automatically when the loco moves off and at timed intervals when running. Secondly, trackside magnets and loco mounted reed switches can trigger most of the sounds at selected positions on the railway. Thirdly the TV remote control can be used to trigger any of the sounds but only from short distances.Finally you can use one of the two channel remote control switches which can be found via your search engine.
On track powered railways, each locomotive needs a 7.2 or 9 volt support battery on board to sustain the sound when the track voltage is reduced to stop at a station. This battery will recharge automatically when the loco is running.
Steam soundcards for large scale, outdoor railways in G scale, 16mm, Gauges 1 and 3 and ride on railways ... Classic and Premium versions now available.
55mm x 32mm x 11mm
How to set up the steam soundcard
UK customer Rik Bennett has made a great video tutorial which can be seen here.
The soundcards provide a big variety of steam locomotive sounds from Britain, North America and Australasia. These include a selection of chuffs, whistles, brake pumps, bells, etc. Using a TV remote control, you are able to select the sounds you wish to hear from your locomotive. These sounds can be triggered by you, using a radio control transmitter or magnets on the track, or can be sounded automatically.