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LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« on: May 16, 2022, 09:08:47 PM »
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I keep testing the limits of my sanity. After adding sound to the Dewitt RS3m, I couldn't resist attempting the install in my chop-nose RS3m (ex-PC #9951). The trick with this one was to locate the speaker and enclosure in the cab, since there wasn't room under the short hood. I had to mill the frame to allow room for the decoder and for the speaker, the chopped nose, plus a channel on the top of the frame for wires and resistors. The cap was just thin enough to fit under the short hood. I'm amazed that it all fit!

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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 09:22:32 PM »
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That is by far the best horn sound I have heard in a N scale locomotive.
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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 09:31:12 PM »
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Chris,

That chopnose RS3m looks and sounds great.  I might ask you to consider adding some momentum, so that the engine speed will better match the sound . . . and it won’t take off like a bat out of hell.

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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2022, 10:17:24 PM »
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Chris,

That chopnose RS3m looks and sounds great.  I might ask you to consider adding some momentum, so that the engine speed will better match the sound . . . and it won’t take off like a bat out of hell.

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Thanks, Dave. The momentum settings are the default for the sound file, so I'd have to see what they are. I think the jackrabbit start is more a function of me trying to manage the throttle in one hand and an iPhone in another, but I'll definitely check the momentum settings.
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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 09:38:53 AM »
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Now show us your 9950  :trollface:

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 03:37:50 PM »
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Insane!
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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 05:45:20 PM »
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Now show us your 9950  :trollface:


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Re: LokSound Nano in an N-scale Chop-Nose RS3m
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2022, 11:12:48 AM »
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Great work on both the RS3's, Chris.

Added both links to the install thread.

John C.