This is MyLocoSound's fourth generation of low cost soundcards for large scale railways. Like their predecessors, the steam, diesel and electric soundcards are highly adjustable to suit a wide variety of US, European and other locomotives. However, a number of major improvements have been made based on feedback from customers over the past ten years. Our latest version, recognisable by its black circuit board, is now available.
MyLocoSound Premium retains the installation simplicity of screw terminals and also a low price. However the quality and variety of sounds has been improved.
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.
There are two editions of the Premium Steam soundcard:
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 of radio control systems from RCS, Fosworks, Micron, Deltang, Piko, Mac 5, Cliff Barker, RailBoss, Airwire, Crest Revolution and others.
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.
On track powered railways, each locomotive needs a nine 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, Gauges 1 and 3 and ride on railways ... enhanced premium version now available.
How to set up the steam soundcard
UK customer Rik Bennett has made a great video tutorial which can be seen here.
Universal Steam for any locomotive from anywhere
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