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Dapol Class 58 sound
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:27:26 AM »
Anyone know where I can get an N Gauge Zimo sound decoder loaded with a Class 58 sound file

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 04:50:32 PM »
Howes of Oxford, I think.
Alternatively, the sound is so similar to a Class 56 that would just as easily do as a substitute...the method I used !
I have a Zimo MX648 in mine, with a Minnow speaker in the fuel tank

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 08:16:28 PM »
Many thanks

Unfortunately Howes will not put the sound file on an ESU micro decoder which would be req for n Gauge.

I do already have a Dapol 56 which I have fitted with a Paul Chetter sound file on a Zimo.

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 08:17:57 PM »
Mine was from Youchoos with a Minnow speaker.

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 09:51:40 PM »
Get the zimo flat decoder and do what i do mill down the chassis



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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 07:10:52 AM »
The MX660 ? Yes, that would be ideal....and the speaker fits nicely in the original decoder space.

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 12:46:29 PM »
The MX660 ? Yes, that would be ideal....and the speaker fits nicely in the original decoder space.

Sorry to hijack this thread but - I always thought sound in a 58 was impossible due to the narrow body?

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 01:28:34 PM »
No problem at all ....I have fitted a Zimo MX648 (hardwired) with a speaker in the fuel tank and works very well.
But I like the idea, as suggested, of using the MX660...this has been specifically designed for narrow body locos. Another advantage of that particular decoder is that the AUX functions are "dialled back" to 3V DC, so it is not necessary to add resistors into the lighting circuits

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 02:01:03 PM »
This is precisely what I was hoping you wouldn't say lol  Particularly given my second 58 arrived this morning ... this lockdown is doing my bank balance no good whatsoever!

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 02:25:26 PM »
Very little is impossible, just a question of how much effort you want to go to!

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 02:26:25 PM »
The 58!has far more room than a cl22 and i shoehorned sound into that and kept the cabs!



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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 03:18:24 PM »
The MX660 is ideal for anything with a factory-fitted PCB, as it's a similar depth, and you don't need resistors.

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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2020, 10:01:53 PM »
Very timely topic, I have 3 x 58's sat here. One I'm repainting and one is renumbered and detailed.

Any pics of the MX660 installed?

I'm very tempted to skip the 58 sound file and use the 56, because from what I understand you can get a Legomanbiffo 56 with the additional active drive functions - is that correct?
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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2020, 10:05:31 PM »
Very timely topic, I have 3 x 58's sat here. One I'm repainting and one is renumbered and detailed.

Any pics of the MX660 installed?

I'm very tempted to skip the 58 sound file and use the 56, because from what I understand you can get a Legomanbiffo 56 with the additional active drive functions - is that correct?

I think he doesnt use zimo.... good luck that man!



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Re: Dapol Class 58 sound
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2020, 10:08:53 PM »
Very timely topic, I have 3 x 58's sat here. One I'm repainting and one is renumbered and detailed.

Any pics of the MX660 installed?

I'm very tempted to skip the 58 sound file and use the 56, because from what I understand you can get a Legomanbiffo 56 with the additional active drive functions - is that correct?

I think he doesnt use zimo.... good luck that man!

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Biffo = LokSound

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edit: ah Large Chicken :), the email bounced...
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