This is MyLocoSound's latest low cost soundcard for large scale railways. Like the universal steam, diesel and electric soundcards it is highly adjustable to suit a wide variety of US, European and other light diesel locomotives.
MyLocoSound Light Diesel retains the installation simplicity of screw terminals and also the same low price. However the quality and variety of sounds has been achieved by recording the prototypes.
An airbrake release, "All aboard", a guard's whistle, brake squeal, engine start and two types engine are included in the light diesel soundcard. Plus two types of variable pitch horn which can be configured to be single or two tones with the ability to play tunes. The engine sounds are load sensitive being loud when accelerating, softened when coasting and softer still when slowing down. Options are included for "notching up".
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 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 the Crest Revolution or the multi-channel radio control systems from RCS, Peter Spoerer, Micron, Mtronics, Mac 5, Cliff Barker, RailBoss, Airwire and others.
MyLocoSound Universal also works well with simple track powered railways. On these, the sounds can be triggered in three ways. Firstly, the diesel horn 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 any of the sounds at selected positions on the railway. Thirdly the 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.
To find out more please download the instructions for the light diesel soundcard................
Soundcards for Light Industrial Diesel Locomotives in G scale, Gauges 1 and 3 and ride on railways using 100% recorded sounds.
A North American version of the Light Diesel soundcard is still in development.