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Author Topic: Kato GNER The White Rose sound install  (Read 154 times)

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Kato GNER The White Rose sound install
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:36:58 pm »
This is a project I have had in my drawer for some time.  When my father passed away I inherited a Eurostar that through a combination of being bought second hand and broken couplings was in a very sorry state.  After a bit of work I repaired the couplings and obtained a few parts to replace cracked shells etc.  The result was a fully working but scratched and marked model.  I booked it into Chris at CJM and two years later he was ready to repaint it in GNER colors.  Since it returned it has awaited a sound DCC conversion but how to do it.

To cut a long story short I have had to mill out a cable path in the loco to run six wires to the first coach (she is double ended so x2).  This has allowed me to fit an ESU sound chip and speaker in these coaches, and my thanks to Olivias Trains who produce a matched pair for the front and rear locos with dispersed sound subject to direction.

The result is very pleasing.

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Re: Kato GNER The White Rose sound install
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 08:18:21 am »
Very nice!  8)

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the GNER sets couldn't be used during peak hours because their power requirements put too much strain on the system. Was this the case or am I imagining thing (again!)?

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Re: Kato GNER The White Rose sound install
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 08:27:49 am »
Tremendous!     :heart2:

It will look (and sound) fantastic under the wires!

Cheers Jon  :)
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Re: Kato GNER The White Rose sound install
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 10:18:46 am »
Oo thats interesting.
We have a Eurostar GNER conversion which runs on our Northallerton layout. I have to say, I hadnt thought about sound for it, but I shall be elbowing its owner.
The obvious difference between this bit of kit and our more usual Farish/Dapol offerings is the running quality, which is just superb. It really motors at a great speed and is very smooth. I'm not sure what chip is in it, but I cant think its anything more speial than a Lenz gold mini.
Lovely model, and Chris has done a great paint job.
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