Looking for a Sound Decoder for my Athearn P42

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Tim H, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Tim H

    Tim H New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am wanting to install a sound decoder for the first time. I have the HO Athearn Amtrak Phase V P42 locomotive. It is my understanding that the internals are the same as a Dash 8. I can get the LokSound #72466 with the sounds for the Dash 8-40BP installed locally. I was wondering if this decoder had the appropriate sounds and horn for the P42.

    Here are the specs for that decoder:

    http://www.loksound.de/us/index.php?showId=202

    I am also open to any other decoder suggestions. I haven't made my mind up about a brand yet.

    Thanks!

    Tim
  2. slekjr

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    Dear Tim
    This site lists the p42
    ESU LokSound Ver 3

    72466-72469 4 different choices of air horns

    Charlie
  3. Tim H

    Tim H New Member

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    Thanks for that info. I guess I can't go wrong with any of them.
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    Dear Tim
    I've been away from the main line for 13 years now so I can't verify for sure but Amtrak used the 5 chime Nathan horn on almost everything I've heard prior to that. Maybe someone will verify what was on the P42.
    Charlie