Railsounds upgrade doesn't chuff

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Railsounds upgrade doesn't chuff
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 10, 2002 11:49 PM
My son has a Lionel GN Hudson (6-28055) that had signal sounds. I bought the railsounds steam upgrade kit (6-22963) and installed it tonight. According to the instructions, it should chuff and the chuffs should increase with throttle speed (I am running it in conventional mode). However, when I open the trhottle I get only one chuff and then nothing else but background steam noise. Is it broke? Any suggestions?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:19 AM
It's hard to say what the problem is -- you may have to contact Lionel for this problem.

Sincerely,
Neil Besougloff
editor, Classic Toy Trains magazine
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 15, 2002 10:00 PM
Hi Neil:

Thanks for the reply. I took the locomotive to a Lionel Service Center and they told me that the locomotive was not upgradable -- even though I distinctly remember reading otherwise. That is why I bought the loco in the first place. Needless to say I was very dissappointed to learn this fact.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 16, 2002 6:32 PM
did you move the jumper over??
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 28, 2002 10:46 AM
I am not sure what jumper you are referring too. The guy who checked out the loco seemed to know what he was doing so I am relying on his opinion.

I have contacted TrainAmerica and am seriously thinking of having those guys upgrade the engine.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 09, 2002 12:28 AM
Does the Railsounds board need to be reset? Most TMCC boards need to be told if they are steam or diesel or they will not behave properly. I do not know if this applies to non-TMCC conversions. I would contact Lionel service. There may be a code which needs to be invoked to let the sound system know that it is in a steam locomotive.

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