ram track sound systems

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ram track sound systems
Posted by chocho willy on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:26 PM

has anyone had any experience with ram track sound systems, how for instance is the whistle or bell activated, Thanks Bill

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Posted by kstrong on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:41 PM

Typically a track magnet. You'd connect a magnetic reed switch to the circuit board (may be included), hang the switch on the bottom of the loco somewhere between the wheels, and put the magnet on the track. I think the "convention" is the whistle on the engineer's side (left side) and the bell on the right, but it's your railroad.

 

You can also trigger it with a function output of an R/C control system, but if you're going that route, you're better served getting a full sound system from MyLocoSound, Dallee, or Phoenix.

 

Later,

 

K

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Posted by chocho willy on Friday, May 12, 2017 7:36 AM
thanks K, it was just something I saw on ebay and was dirt cheap, still rebuilding buildings at the present time, BB

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