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Dound in KATO SD40-2

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Dound in KATO SD40-2
Posted by tomytuna on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:29 AM
I've purchased 2 Kato SD40-2 and have them running DCC with new decoders...They are sweet..unfortunatly i've become addicted to sound equiped engines..does anyone have any experience with installing sound decoders into these new engines from KATO?...any and all help is greatly apprecieated...thanks Tom
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Posted by Tilden on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:50 AM

  David is right on with that one.  I have a KATO SD38-2 with the well for speaker in the fuel tankd and the Digitrax unit went in with no problems.  Otherwise, space is at a premium for speakers.

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Posted by rangerbob on Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:19 PM

Since I liked the Loksound EMD 645 sound for the SD40-2, I installed it in a Kato "snoot" unit (an earlier version without the speaker holes in the fuel tank), managing to get the decoder into the nose, leaving the area above the rear truck to install the speakers (mini pair). Therefore, I was able to keep the weight in it.

 

Bob

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Posted by tomytuna on Friday, February 29, 2008 10:58 AM
Thanks guys for the info...the ones i bouht are thenew in 2008 mid version with the baffle in fuel tank...any thoughts on soundtrax plug and play?....Tom
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sound in KATO SD40-2 & SD38-2
Posted by IHB Geek on Friday, February 29, 2008 4:24 PM

Gentlemen,

I too am looking for DDC sound solutions for both Kato SD40-2s and SD38-2. 

My question for all previous recommendations is:  are you guys talking about HO or N scale?

I'm specifically looking for N-Scale, if anyone can help out.

Thanks!

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Posted by dad1218 on Friday, February 29, 2008 6:25 PM

   IHB Geek,

   Try www.aztectrains.com , they have SD-40/45 listed.

        Gary

 

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Posted by Woofda on Friday, February 29, 2008 8:31 PM
Has anyone heard the sound for the SD40-2?  Because the soundtrax comes with the SD38-2 sounds installed. If the sound for the SD40-2 is very good I guess that I'll have to break down and get the software to install it.
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Posted by Woofda on Friday, February 29, 2008 9:22 PM
Digitrax unit
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Posted by tomytuna on Saturday, March 01, 2008 6:22 AM
i'm HO
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Posted by steamfreightboy on Saturday, March 01, 2008 7:20 AM
Sorry, I'm real new to DCC, I just got it this month. Anybody got advice?
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Posted by tstage on Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:02 AM

 steamfreightboy wrote:
Sorry, I'm real new to DCC, I just got it this month. Anybody got advice?

Advice on DCC about...?  sfboy, you should create a whole new post so that your question can be answered separately.

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Posted by wedudler on Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:19 PM

I've added in a few H0 engines sound, even in an Kato NW2. These engines were without the plug.     Smile [:)]

Here can you see some pictures. And at my homepage you can find How To's.

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