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N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:43:27 AM »
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Now available as DCC ready, DCC, and DCC/Sound.

The N Scale plain DCC units are now more expensive than the Intermountain HO units  :scared:

Sound should be interesting, and WM Circus!

http://www.intermountain-railway.com/currentflyers.html

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 09:09:29 AM »
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That GN pair is awful purdy.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 10:51:00 AM »
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Sound should be interesting, and WM Circus!

GOD HAS HEARD MY PRAYERS.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 11:13:03 AM »
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Ugh.  Why they always killin' it with the WM numbers.  51 was originally an F-3 that was rebuilt into an F-7, so the carbody will have some variations from the model, chiefly the high-hat fans on the roof.

And not much you can do with the road numbers on the B unit... only one was ever painted R/W/B... but they've covered the original number 408, and the Chessie renumber (7142).  Running them together would require a TARDIS, and hopefully the two wouldn't recognize each other, or else the universe would implode.  That notwithstanding, the B unit will be wrong owing to the 36" dynamic brake fan on the model, not the 48" fan on the original.

I suppose one could get one's drawers in a bunch and cut the lid off a Bachmann B unit, which has the 48" fan, and keep the lowers of the IM unit, using the etched grill screens to mask the repair.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 11:45:27 AM »
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GOD HAS HEARD MY PRAYERS.

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Amen.  My Bachmann Fs may get their well deserved rest!  And I thought LEE will also rejoice that their lettering looks to be the correct size!  We are so blessed. :)

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 8)  Chris



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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 12:10:47 PM »
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Digging the Pennsy F7s. I might have to make some inquiries to see if I can score a sound-equipped A, and a DCC B without breaking the bank.
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 12:34:13 PM »
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Well that begs the question: any idea whose sound decoders and speakers? The new ESU Loksound micros are just awesome; hope it's not another marginal sound product. BTW, whose decoders are in their FP7, and what's the sound quality like?
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 12:47:59 PM »
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and they are finely only saying "knuckle coupler" instead of micro trains.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 01:39:03 PM »
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No idea about the speakers but I hope they have an enclosure around them. I believe the decoders will be MRC. I'd pprobably rather install a Loksound Micro but I'll wait to hear one first before deciding. Guess my article in the NSR this year is now moot. First they change the motor connection to the decoder board and now this but great news if it gets me an F7A unit that sounds good !
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 02:09:24 PM »
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[TRW thread drift]

Scroll down farther to the SD40-2 announcement on IM's page in the link above.  It's that SCL SD40-2 that I want.  Talk about prayers being answered!  Hopefully, the production won't be cancelled.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 02:49:23 PM »
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If it's an MRC decoder, then I'm out. Their decoders just haven't proven themselves to me.
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 07:18:43 PM »
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Not for nothing, but you could do both the Fs and the SD's in KCS white. Just sayin
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 08:20:03 PM »
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No idea about the speakers but I hope they have an enclosure around them. I believe the decoders will be MRC.

I seriously doubt it. The N SD40-2s from IM already are known to be Lok Sound.

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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 08:30:28 PM »
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From Intermountains web site:

N SCALE SOUND IN FP7/FP9 AND F7 LOCOMOTIVES

 The early production of the N scale FP7 and FP9 locomotives were originally offered without sound even though the frame for these locomotives was produced to accept sound boards and speakers.  Recently, we have been installing MRC FP7/FP9 decoders on request in these early production models.  If you have interest in sound installation or in purchasing the appropriate MRC FP7/FP9 decoder, please contact our service department.  All future production of the N scale FP7/FP9 and F3/F7 locomotives will be offered with sound as an option, including the F7's placed on Advance Reservation this month.  This month’s release includes six paint schemes not offered before by InterMountain


Not really clear if future production will use MRC or not.
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Re: N Scale Sound F Units from Intermountain
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 09:33:00 PM »
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From Intermountain web site:

The InterMountain Railway Company N Scale SD40-2 Locomotive has been manufactured with all new tooling.  The finely molded parts have been designed to reproduce railroad specific details.  Sound units come equipped with ESU® LokSound® Select Micro with Next18 plug; Non-Sound DCC units are equipped with ESU® LokPilot® Micro with Next18 Plug.

IM also uses LokSound on all their HO locos. Hopefully they won't change suppliers for the F units.