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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vett, Oct 24, 2008.
Has anybody had any experiance with this IHC "sound" car
It has a sound unit that makes a chuff sound. The chuff is generated by one of the axles on the truck axle. It was great back in the 1980's to add sound to a steam engine.
I wouldn't expect too much. It'll be a white-noise generator that "chuffs" with every rotation of the wheel. To anyone who knows anything about steam sound, it will sound/look hokey, because you should have 4 chuffs per revolution of the drivers. This car won't synchronize its chuffs...
If you can get it cheap, it's a noisemaker you can turn on and off. For steam sound effects, it's a bit disappointing.
*EDIT* Here's a video of a Bachmann 'J' that the guy added the sound module from the IHC car to. You can judge for yourself what the sound is like.
I have one and, yes it's hokey, but I think it's a hoot. Nothing shuts those annoying sound chips down quicker than me and my bud running ours together behind...oh, say...my matched Athearn C44-9Ws:mrgreen::thumb:
Here's what you get...
Shay - is there a wiper or cam on one of the axles? How does it judge the chuff rate?
The axle has a brass contact that runs the length of it and wraps about a third of the axle. There are two wipers that touch the axle that run up into the "load" in the gon. It's actually pretty cool in a simplistic, low tech way. The sound is synced in such a way as to sound pretty convincing if close enough to the loco. It certainly sounds better than that video.
It would almost have to. sign1
Here is another video with said steam sound unit. I asked the question in the comments section and the author was kind enough to reply. Please check out his other two vids...nice work.
Thanks, that sound is good enough for me.
But the real question is...Does it come in Diesel?