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Class 42 suspect fault
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:38:19 pm »
As a relative newcomer to sound, I only have two loco's sound equipped.
First is an off the shelf Farish Class 108 DMU.  Which is great!
Second is a Farish Class 42 "Cockade", which I have had professionally converted just before Christmas.
I tried it out initially, but only for a few minutes, and all was hunky dory, but it's been in it's box since, up to this week. 
Now when I run it, it sounds great, for a few minutes, but then it starts to fade out.  The sound hasn't gone completely, it's just very very quiet.  If I stick my ear right next to it when it's stood still, I can just about hear the engine sound, and horn is a tiny bit louder.  When it's running round the track, it sounds just like a none sound fitted loco. If I hit the emergency stop, and then "reboot it", you get all the sounds again, but they fade out to being inaudible again.
Any ideas folks? or am I looking at sending it back to where I got it converted?  TIA.
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: Class 42 suspect fault
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 08:41:15 pm »
Check the decoder spec sheet as some decoders (especially Zimo) have volume buttons which can be assigned to functions, often 20 and 21 or 27 & 28 but could be any other combination and maybe one of those buttons is a bit sticky on your control and turning the volume down with you realising it.

 

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