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"Quiet Mode"
Posted by dslack490 on Saturday, February 02, 2019 4:07 PM

I just watched Episode 20 of AskMRVP and someone had a question that pertained to sound locomotives turning on when track power is turned on. David then demonstrated "quiet mode" (CV 113) on a loco with Soundtraxx Tsunami sound decoder (question is at 8:06 on Episode 20 of ASk MRVP)

 

My question is, is there a "quiet mode" with TCSWOWSound or ESU LokSOund decoders? Keep in mind that Im not talking about the Mute function.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, February 02, 2019 4:12 PM

I have one loco with an ESU sound decoder, and if I want sound, I need to press F8.  When I put the loco on track, there is no sound.

I don't know how the rest work.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Saturday, February 02, 2019 4:37 PM

dslack490
My question is, is there a "quiet mode" with TCSWOWSound or ESU LokSOund decoders? Keep in mind that Im not talking about the Mute function.

As I understand CV113 is not defined by the NMRA, therefore proprietary to Tsuanami.  The way David explained it, it is a delay and a time out.  The time is the value you enter as CV 113 divided by 4 = seconds. 

My take was the loco would still eventually start making sounds when that limit was hit.  David activated the horn and engine also started up.  He then said that if you did nothing else, the engine would time out and stop making noise.

I don't see this function described in the loksound manual.  It doesn't sound like a must have function to me.

 

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Posted by rrinker on Saturday, February 02, 2019 6:25 PM

 Loksounds by default turn on in 'quiet mode', no sounds until you press F8 (default setting) which starts it up. F8 again will turn it off and go quiet again.

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Posted by Tophias on Saturday, February 02, 2019 8:08 PM

As I understand the tsunami quite mode feature, just entering the proper cv value is just part of it. It then requires all functions to be turned off, like horn, bell and especially function 0 Headlights For it to time out.  I might be incoerect?

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Posted by dslack490 on Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:38 PM

rrinker

 Loksounds by default turn on in 'quiet mode', no sounds until you press F8 (default setting) which starts it up. F8 again will turn it off and go quiet again.

                                                  --Randy

 

 

 

Then i assume that F8 is the startup sequence? or is that F9

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:12 AM

dslack490
Then i assume that F8 is the startup sequence? or is that F9

The loco I have is a Scale Trains, and yes, F8 does the start up sequence, and F8 again, shuts it off.

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Posted by JoeinPA on Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:47 AM

Tophias

As I understand the tsunami quite mode feature, just entering the proper cv value is just part of it. It then requires all functions to be turned off, like horn, bell and especially function 0 Headlights For it to time out.  I might be incoerect?

 

You are correct.

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Posted by wjstix on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:28 PM

TCS Wowsound has it too, they call it "Audio Auto Shutoff".

MRC sound decoders have you press F8 three times to do a shut-down routine. Once it's completely shut down, pressing any function button initiates the start-up sequence.

Stix

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