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Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:45:04 AM »
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Just wondering if anyone has done this and/or documented it.

For that matter are there sound files available for the GG1?

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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 09:16:34 AM »
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There are some resources available such as this video:
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It's sad nobody will ever hear a real GG1 again.  Growing up, we didn't live far from where they ran, and for the most part the trains weren't noticed.  Then one winter something happened and apparently diesels were used for a short time.  What  a commotion!

I was amused that Walthers HO Metroliner has sound.  What I remember most about the sounds they made was the banging the trucks made on jointed rail when they finished out their careers on the Philidelphia-Harrisburg line.

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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 09:36:27 AM »
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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 05:16:48 PM »
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Just wondering if anyone has done this and/or documented it.

For that matter are there sound files available for the GG1?


Hmm... I would guess
the sound files contain
a low humming sound
with an occasional "tzzt
tzzt"...


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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 04:46:16 PM »
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Here's the real deal.  I hear a bit of blower noise over the wheel sounds...

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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 01:23:42 AM »
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Other than the horns and bells, how would the sound differ from the model?   

Yes, that is a serious question, as the only motors I've heard (on video) are the Milwaukee's.  They were almost silent.
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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014, 11:58:25 AM »
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Yes except for the track noise.  Which sounds GREAT in that video, BTW.  I would find it difficult to think that there is absolutely no grind and whirr when starting from a standstill.  electrical or not ther are still beariings and rotating parts...  Plus the sound of the Pantos rubbing on the wire...  Dunno, maybe its pointless.

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Re: Anybody install sound in a Kato GG1?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 02:27:31 AM »
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There is very little "grind and whir" when starting a properly maintained electric motor/gear set.  If the gear mesh is correct, and everything is properly lubed, it's almost silent.  Most of the gear noise in model locomotives is due to poor mesh, which in turn is due partly to our refusal to pay the price of exact tolerances, and partly to the fact that a stationary motor geared to a pivoting axle can't be kept in proper alignment.  One COULD build a precise gear train for a model, but the tolerances would have to be scaled down along with everything else, and very few people could afford the result...

The Milwaukee greased their pantograph contact areas, so even wire noise wasn't loud. 
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