Terrysvr
with the announcement of new Railcars can anyone recommend a suitable sound system?
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Hedleyr
Hi Terrysvr  what do you model in is it dc or dcc as if it’s dcc have a look at yoochoos as they have a great selection of sound decoders and also the speakers, you also have a choice of either plug in decoders or wiring in ones.  Also what gauge do you model in as if it’s OO gauge you could have a look at Hornby’s sound decoders.

Also there’s some good sound boxes knocking around for dc but I’m not very savy with these so one of the modellers who has experience in dc sound boxes might be able to help you better.

Hedley
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Barrymx5
Agree about Youchoos. They installed Zimo sound in a SR T9 and Bulleid diesel for me.  Both brilliant. Not so sure about Hornby TTR as I understand the sound is not synchronised with the motion. Ok you may save a few ££ but not sure it is worth it.  F51BC670-4455-46E3-9C7E-6E114B881A3B.jpeg 
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Nick Jacobs niknik
I installed the following from Youchoos a couple of years ago into a Hornby (ex-Lima style) GWR No: 22 Railcar and they have performed faultlessly ever since via a Gaugemaster DCC system. PROJECT-GWRRAILCAR-MX645R-SPKYCSCUBE9 - YouChoos sounds - GWR Diesel Railcar - loaded onto Zimo MX645R 8pin on wired harness and a KIT-YCSUPERCAP6800 - YouChoos 6800uF 15V AVX Super Capacitor Energy Storage Unit 20x15.5x5.8mm suitable as stay-alive for Zimo. Very impressive complete with Platform announcements. I well suspect that the Zimo chip has been updated since but John at YouChoos is always very responsive and helpful. Hope this helps.
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Terrysvr
Thanks for the advice I have a couple of razor edge railcars with sound unfortunately can't remember who's sound system but not impressed.

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Tony Burgess
Just for the record - some of the high-end decoders will provide sound on analogue-DC operation.

The sound boxes Hedley refers to are probably either those by Precision Instruments / Blueline or Gaugemaster (MRC), which allow acess to a range of DCC Functions 'through' the variable DC power supply.  The Blueline box is known as DC-Master, and the Gaugemaster is probably described as a Black Box.

I use Loksound V3.5 decoders (no longer in production) and what I get is the basic chuff or motor sounds varying with speed and workload along with intermittent injector, coal shovelling, and so on.  Then the DC-Master(s) give access to three functions like the Whistle or horn.

If anyone is thinking of going the "sound on DC layouts" route (which used to be very popular in the US), by all means EMail me and I can do my best to answer questions.
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John Phillips BR(W)
Another vote for Youchoos, John is a great guy and knows his stuff. Another excellent company is Costal DCC, their Diesel sounds for the 121, 122 and 128 are out standing, even down to the two engines being started separately.

Youchoos instillation for my Heljan O gauge 61xx, all very neat 🙂

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Oh Doctor Beeching what have you done?
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Terrysvr
Thanks for the response I'll dfinately give YooChoos a try.
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