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Author Topic: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound  (Read 2712 times)

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2016, 04:07:07 PM »
Railway gun I did ask Ben Ando what sound if any you would get from the Pendolino running on DC in fact I was thinking of getting sound fitted to the one I've ordered .
Or I was thinking of the family getting me the sound fitted 108.
But now my decision is made and order placed Val is getting me TWO Dukedogs
Instead.    On the whole I think that's the best decision I've made for a long time ,these two Locos I know will last my lifetime I don't know if the 108 would, I think two Dukedogs against sound in a Pendolino is a better idea .
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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 04:14:11 PM »
The DCC sound fitted Pendolinos will work to a point on DC (same as the 108). You will get things like the traction motors accelerating and decelerating (and the start/stop sequence IIRC), but you won't get access to all the function controlled sounds.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2016, 07:08:03 PM »
Thanks for that Mike I still think that I made the right decision  as I don't think there would be much sound from an Electric train although to be honest I've never really  heard one .
I think the sight of the Pendolino flying round my layout will be exiting enough, and then the complete opposite ,two olde worldy  Locos chugging round and up the branch line will be magic ,as you can see I'm absolutely a Rule One Man .
I like it ,I get it ,I run it ,it's my layout and I'm the boss ,BUT ONLY IN THE SHED , Vals the boss for everything else,and I'm glad she is as she's a genius with money and I've said that many times .
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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2016, 09:17:20 PM »
A DC dinosaur like me has no equipment for altering CV values so I'd have to rely on someone who has.
The Poppylino I've ordered is DCC with sound so I may have to get someone to set the values for me :dunce:

Does the sound Poppylino run on DC? ( with sound) worth checking?

The DCC sound fitted Pendolinos will work to a point on DC (same as the 108). You will get things like the traction motors accelerating and decelerating (and the start/stop sequence IIRC), but you won't get access to all the function controlled sounds.

Cheers, Mike

When I first ordered the Pendo it was (a) to help get RevolutioN up and running and (b) as an investment to resell. Time will tell about the latter so it will be nice to have some sound effects but, on the whole, I intensely dislike sound in models.

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2019, 12:37:43 PM »
Hi all, have just got a 108 off ebay (model number 371-880) & would like to know what dcc decoders I need please. Not going for sound yet. Also how do I get them apart ? As ever thanks loads!

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2019, 10:55:06 PM »
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Hi all, have just got a 108 off ebay (model number 371-880) & would like to know what dcc decoders I need please. Not going for sound yet. Also how do I get them apart ? As ever thanks loads!
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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2019, 07:01:24 AM »
Hi

I found the easiest way to open these and similar things is to insert 4 thin plastic shims, one at each end on both sides to release the 4 retaining tabs, then gently persuade the body off.

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2019, 09:46:34 PM »
Ok, flushed with success of fitting a chip to my Western the DMU is next. Assuming we can get over the problem of the steps hitting the platform. Has anyone else had this? How difficult would it be to fit lights to the seating area? I was even thinking of fitting a driver & passengers.

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2019, 02:27:35 AM »
Hi

I found the easiest way to open these and similar things is to insert 4 thin plastic shims, one at each end on both sides to release the 4 retaining tabs, then gently persuade the body off.

Paul

I followed the advice of a very helpful lady, I think on this forum, when I was trying to get inside my Farish 101 to add decoders and a speaker. She used guitar plectrums, and, as I have a large stash of those, being a guitar hobbyist also, I found that the Fender "super thin" were perfect. They should sell them as model railway tools. The "sharp end" tapers to a sliver, and they're strong enough not to break under a little stress. You'd be bummed if B.B. King had to stop mid-song because his pick broke and he needed a new one. They also, being plastic, don't scratch up your model if you miss.

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2019, 02:29:41 AM »
Did Simon take the video down? I just see a blank space on the posting, and I can't find it on his site.

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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2019, 04:33:31 AM »
this one?


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Re: Video Review of Class 108 DMU with Factory Fitted Sound
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2019, 04:56:46 AM »
this one?


Thanks, Mickster - not sure how I couldn't find it.

 

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