Monday, December 30, 2013

Bachmann Spectrum K4 with TCS WowSound decoder and 4 Zimo speakers.

I wired 4 Zimo speakers up in a series/parallel configuration to a TCS WowSound decoder and although it was a tight fit I was able to get it all in.

I am blown away by the performance of the BEMF motor control and Keep alive capacitor. The Audio Assist feature is so easy to use that anyone can get it setup with little to no DCC CV programming. And to say the sounds are the best, clearest steam sounds in the industry might even be an understatement.

About the only complaint I have is that I can't figure out how to drive a fan driven smoke unit with it. If I could do that, it would be the perfect decoder.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lionel 2013 Fall Catalog

Lionel 2013 Fall Catalog cover courtesy of TrainWorld

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

20-93592 |

Uncataloged GN 40' box due late 2013

20-93592 |

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Atlas N S-2 Locomotive -DCC/Sound equipped

Atlas N S-2 Locomotive - Now with factory sound and DCC installed. Too cool. Looking forward to seeing (and hearing) these later this year.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kato announces truck mounted motors in HO

Very cool news from Kato. I look forward to putting two big speakers and a QSI Titan DCC decoder in one of the new models.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Viewing height

This shot approximates the viewing angle while sitting in a chair.