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7-4-2021     Installed into customer's LGB Chloe a Soundtraxx Tsunmai2 TSU-2200 DCC 2 Amp Sound Decoder, CurrentKeeper capacitor and LGB 18v. Smoke Unit.  A 40mm 3 Watt 8 Ohm speaker was installed with the decoder into the rear water/fuel bunker which required major Dremel work and repositioning of water pipe using epoxy putty.  Installing the smoke uit also required drilling a channel down and out the back of the smoke stack stem.  Soundtraxx DCC decoders can also be programmed for automatic sounds which were also used for this install:  2 whistle blasts & 10 bell rings in forward movement; three whistle toots and 10 bell rings in reverse movement.   Soundtraxx decoders have 60 whistle and 12 bell sound options which can be set by CV assignments.  The decoder's F Keys:  F1 - Bell; F2 - Whistle; F3 - Short Whistle; F4 - Cylinder Cocks; F8 - Sound On/Off; F9 - Grade Crossing Signal; F11 - Brake; F13 - Coupler; F15 - Wheel Chains; F16 - Water Fill; F17 - Fuel Loading; F18 - Ash Dump; F19 - Wheel Slip; F20 - Injector; F21 - Sander Valve; F22 - Cab Chatter; F23 - All Aboard/Coach Doors.   The Soundtraxx Tsunmai2 decoders for large scale trains can be found on my DCC Components & Accessories page. 

4-15-2021 ESU LokSound 5XL DCC Sound Decoder installed into a customer's LGB 2085D DR Mallet.  Requires modifying motor blocks from 3-pin to 4-pin functionality in order to install a decoder.  Massoth Flickering Firebox LED Module also installed.  Second video demonstrates auto brakes sounds.  New motors were also installed for this project.  The default whistle and bell sounds can be changed to other options embedded into the decoder's installed sound file using an ESU LokProgrammer.

2-17-2021     ESU LokSound 5 XL DCC Sound Decoder Test on Piko/Navigator DCC Test Stand - EMD F7A Diesel Sound File Loaded for Customer's DIY decoder installation - MARS Light Function Tested









7-15-20200 ESU LokSound 5 XL DCC Sound Decoder Test on DCC Test Stand  - Installed into Customer's LGB 21252 Forney Steam Locomotive #2 using ESU SooLine Sound File.  Massoth Pulsed Smoke Generator also installed.  The chuffs are electronically generated by the hall sensor used.

4-1-2021     ESU LokSound 5 XL DCC Sound Decoder on LGB Euro Steamer Locomotive


9-25-2020   LGB 26844 DR Mallet Steam Locomotive with Marklin/LGB Factory Sound & Marklin Pulsed Smoker Generator produced by Massoth especially for the Marklin Sound Decoder.

 Old Domionion Railways Repair Work Performed:  Replaced sound decoder, pulsed smoker, and both motor block short shaft motors

9-2021   ESU LokSound 5 XL DCC Sound Decoder on LGB Forney Steamer Locomotive - Custom Painted with Circus Motif


9-5-2020     LGB Stainz Installation Project:  Installed Massoth LS DCC Sound Decoder; LGB 18 v. Balloon Smoker; Massoth Micro PowerCaps; Replaced short shaft motor.

Programming Test Stand:  ESU 5 XL DCC Decoder Sound File Installation For a Customer of BR95 DRG 2-10-2 Steam Locomotive of Harz Narrow Gauge Railway Germany  - See Photo of the Steam Locomotive Below

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