ArcadeDude44: Awesome dcc setup, very cool. Thanks for sharing.
redcapcrane: The best smoke and sound display I've seen, The J94 is awesome! Now I've a
benchmark to aim for. Are you on RMweb by any chance? Tony aka Brass0four
scooperman: I am not a model train buff or a train buff , But this is pretty good..
RMLectronics East Yorks: Outstanding! You'll be hearing from me. Best Wishes, Robert
pauliebanger: Stephen, The A4s I've done were all 8 pin, (although I hard wire them
anyway). Jinty and J94 do sound a bit different and the whistle is
different too, but on your layout who's to know? I have Jinty recordings,
but have not yet got around to producing a sound project from them. You can
either wait or fit the J94 for now and I can re-blow the decoder for you
when I have completed the Jinty sound project, or get the Jinty sound from
pauliebanger: Rob, Glad you liked it. The A4 has a metal chimney now, (after 18 months
service with plastic) but the J94 shunter and 9F still have their plastic
ones fitted. Paul
Arthur Ashema: is that 2nd engine you showed, is that a 9F?
John Brown: Brilliant video - very real
mus256f: Hi Paul My A4 unfortunately (in this instance) is the 21 pin variety. I
will just have to wait until Digitrains get some more in. I wish it had
been the eight pin as it is thirteen pounds cheaper. Typical! As for the
jinty sound I think I'd rather wait until yours is finished, rather than
use the J94. Best Regards Stephen
camscott: I notice the A4 is looking a little wet on the smokebox front.
Robert Page: this is amazing. i have been looking for a dcc project and this has really
inspired me. what manufacture is the saddle tank produced by?
Bryn Morgan: Hi Paulie, Thanks so much for that information! Do you know if those Peter
Clark Kit Fan-assisted ones operate in these size steam locos or if they
can be used in steam? I have not got a reply from him yet. I have sourced
some 10mm stainless steel fans which could be soldered to a small motor to
possibly provide a fan-assisted smoke generator but not sure how they could
be connected up to the Zimo.
Ashley Ward: Hi will this work on the hornby select
beeman37: When a steam 'fixed speed' run past, why not spend £5.00 on a greetings
card recorder and record an ACTUAL loco sound rather than a 'manipulated'
and just speeded up chuff that does not sound realistic, costing dear.
These recorders are available time lengths, the 60 sec, one perhaps the
most useful.So far I still feel that an actual variable steam sound with
the change of cut off, has not been accomplished, perhaps due to its
complexity against diesel. I'll stick with what sounds right.
Harrymallard: I love the J94 :) great work
redcapcrane: Thanks Paul. typical of me not to do the obvious and check your name on
RMweb myself. Possibly it's 'cos I use a different name - Brass0four - on
that forum. I've had a look and your section is exactly what I need. :-)
Blackout60800: I can't wait to see a full video of the A4, the sound from this clip is
excellent and clearly the most authentic steam DCC sound. Will you be at
the Warley exhibition with your sound products this year?
pauliebanger: I built them and I videod them. Other people ran them and filled the smoke
units. Maybe someone needs a steadier hand? Ha ha. Paul
Billy Whizz: Lovely!
pauliebanger: I can fit them for you, but I only use Zimo decoders. PM me if you wish.
mus256f: Hi Paul Thanks for replying. I'm sure the A4 will be as good as the
standard 4, unfortunately digitrains seem to be out of the 21 pin chips
just now. As a matter of interest. Could the J94 soundchip be used in a
Bachmann Jinty? Thanks Stephen
pauliebanger: Thanks very much. Paul
anglovirtual: Hi Paul, Do you have any issues with the heat from the smoke generators
damaging the plastic bodies at all? Thanks!
steveNCB7754: Hi Paul, Fantastic video! I see you now have a J94 with smoke - where are
all the extra components fitted now, compared to the one you did back in
April's Hornby Mag ('Saddling Up A Sound Austerity')? I'm just starting on
my own J94 (incl. extending its bunker rearwards), does fitting the Seuthe
compromise your original decoder/'stay-alive' components location at the
front? Also, are you using the TCS 'stay-alive' unit now, as the DCC
Concepts one seems to have disappeared?
mus256f: Hi Paul I have just purchased the standard 4 zimo sound chip. I have to say
that I am very impressed with both the recording and the playability of the
model. I am thinking of ordering the A4 next. Are there any plans for doing
a demo video of the A4? Regards Stephen
pauliebanger: Yes, It's Bachmann 9F
pauliebanger: Thank you. Yes I'm on RMweb, same user name. Paul
only1smurf: Well done.Some great atmosphere there. Really enjoyed that. Tony.
tich4472: ah right very nice tempted to get smoke in mine but no one round my area
does fitting of smoke units :/
geordieaj: What an excellent video,I'm just starting my first layout,and this has
really inspired me.Well done
Bryn Morgan: Hi Paul! What a fantastic video! You say the Zimo MX645 controls the smoke.
Is there any particular smoke generator which can be used with HO/00 locos
to help create the dynamic smoke effect and does one wire the smoke
generator directly to the Zimo chip?
tich4472: wow! ive got sound in some of my steam locos but not smoke my local model
shop doesnt fit it sadly.. i take it you add metal chimneys on the locos
mate? keep up loading more of these videos mate really enjoyable Thanks Rob
pauliebanger: Stephen, Thanks for the kind words. I am happy you are pleased with the
4MT, it was one of my first completed, but it has been updated a couple of
times to take advantage of new Zimo features. The A4 appears briefly in
this video at 3.50. I plan to shoot videos of all my Zimo sound projects,
but I am very busy with other things at the moment so can't say when. I am
confident that you will find the A4 just as accurate and entertaining as
the 4MT. Kind regards, Paul
pauliebanger: All the locos in the video use a Seuthe No 22 smoke generator, The A4 has
two of them. Yes,connect direct to the decoder. It an supply 800mA to any
Function Output so can easily cope with the 120mA requirements of the
Seuthe. If you get Hornby Magazine, the current issue 64 has full details
with photos how to fit smoke and sound to the 9F in the video. Paul
pauliebanger: Should work OK with the Select, but you may not be able to access some of
the sounds on higher F keys, I think the Select does not go up to F19. All
the important sounds and controls are on F Keys 1 to 9 Paul
pauliebanger: No, they are far too big to fit 'OO' steam, unfortunately. They work very
well in 'O' gauge - I have one in my 4F. It's just possible to fit one in
some 'OO' gauge diesels, but not the centre motor type. Paul