The ‘8F’ 2-8-0 has a purposeful and exhilarating bark which Locoman Sounds has replicated on the Doehler & Haass decoder suite. In this step by step guide, MIKE WILD upgrades Hornby’s Stanier ‘8F’ with sound, stay alive and firebox flicker using a D&H 8-pin chip.

DISTANT hooter sounds and instantly you know the origins of the locomotive at the head of the approaching train. It’s clearly a Stanier locomotive with that distinctive whistle, and as it approaches, the staccato bark of the exhaust shuts off as the driver closes the regulator

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