Digital Sound

DIGITAL SOUND

The world of digital operation holds huge potential for realistic model railway operation. In this section we will show you how to install sound decoders into locomotives big and small across 'OO', 'O' and 'N' gauge as well as revealing more about the abilities of this control system in future features author by Mike Wild and Paul Chetter.

VIDEO: Heljan Class 07 with sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine Paul Chetter shows how to install digital sound in Heljan's compact 'OO' gauge model of the Class 07. In this video we showcase the finished model running on Topley Dale. See HM155 or sign up to KeyModelWorld to read the full sound installation guide.

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Evening Star digital sound

The BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s were one of the most impressive of the Riddles Standard designs and the last was built in March 1960 - 92220 Evening Star. MIKE WILD looks to the Bachmann model and shows how a twin speaker setup can be added together with stay alive and firebox flicker.

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Bachmann 'J72' 0-6-0T sound installation

Bachmann’s recently released, newly designed ‘J72’ 0-6-0T model reveals its advanced internal features to PAUL CHETTER as he installs sound and stay alive capacitors.

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Narrow gauge sound

PAUL CHETTER explains how he fitted sound to ‘OO9’ narrow gauge model locomotives from Bachmann and Heljan revealing how a model’s basic design can greatly influence the ease with which this can be achieved.

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Oxford ‘N7’ sound

The chunky lines of the Great Eastern ‘N7’ 0-6-2Ts are hard to resist. MIKE WILD completes his GER collection by installing sound in Oxford Rail’s new BR black model of Stratford allocated 69612.

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Sound for the 48DS

The brand-new Ruston 48DS might be tiny, but it can still be equipped with digital sound by choosing the right components. PAUL CHETTER describes how the much admired and tiny 48DS can be transformed for digital operation.

Upscaling to ‘O’ gauge

Changing from ‘OO’ to ‘O’ gauge is much simpler than it used to be with an increasing range of motive power and greater consideration to digital control and sound. MIKE WILD opens up the Heljan Class 05 for ‘O’ gauge and shows how it can be enhanced with sound quickly and simply.