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Interfacing sound cards with Deltang receivers

Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Having now installed sound cards in all my locos (apart from the next two on the work bench), using a range of commercial and home-bashed systems, I decided to put together a guide to interfacing Deltang (and/or RC Trains) receivers with various sound cards. I hope some of you find it useful. Although I've double checked it, there will no doubt be some errors, omissions or lack of clarity. If you spot anything, let me know.

https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2017 ... ltang.html

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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks for creating the guide Rik, very helpful.

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Post by ge_rik » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:07 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Thanks for creating the guide Rik, very helpful.

Another 'sticky' for you :thumbup:
Thanks Tom

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Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:37 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:06 pm
Having now installed sound cards in all my locos (apart from the next two on the work bench), using a range of commercial and home-bashed systems, I decided to put together a guide to interfacing Deltang (and/or RC Trains) receivers with various sound cards. I hope some of you find it useful. Although I've double checked it, there will no doubt be some errors, omissions or lack of clarity. If you spot anything, let me know.

https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2017 ... ltang.html

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So useful. Many thanks Rik. :study:
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Re: Interfacing sound cards with Deltang receivers

Post by markoteal » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Brilliant - i must get one sorted on one of my diesels - no excuse now!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:25 pm

markoteal wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Brilliant - i must get one sorted on one of my diesels - no excuse now!
It is not that difficult and makes all the difference...

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Post by Southern188 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:29 pm

Great blog Rik, adding sound is now on my list of things to do. Do you mind if I ask what software you use for your schematic diagrams? I use Fritzing for my detailed circuit diagrams but I would also like to produce diagrams similar to yours.

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Post by ge_rik » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Southern188 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Great blog Rik, adding sound is now on my list of things to do. Do you mind if I ask what software you use for your schematic diagrams? I use Fritzing for my detailed circuit diagrams but I would also like to produce diagrams similar to yours.
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Thanks for the feedback - glad it's helped.
I use PowerPoint. The drawing tools are easy to use and you can save any slide as an image (in a range of formats).

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Post by Southern188 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:15 pm

Thanks Rik.
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Re: Interfacing sound cards with Deltang receivers

Post by Southern188 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:58 am

Another one to try as a DIY sound system is the dfplayer mini:

dfplayer_mini.jpg
https://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php/ ... KU:DFR0299

Plays mps or wav files from an integral micro sd card via a serial interface or separate trigger signals. 8 ohm speaker output. They are about £8 on Ebay from UK or £1.12 including postage from China/Hong Kong if you can wait a couple of weeks.

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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:48 pm

That's a good find Michael, thank you.

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Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:50 pm

Yes, interesting.

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Re: Interfacing sound cards with Deltang receivers

Post by FWLR » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:56 am

Again another excellent Blog Rik....Just a shame that all the diagrams and info gets lost with me :( :(
There is so much information for people who have the confidence to try all you have put in your Blog. Think I need to have ago at doing something with all that info, but the cost of messing up, puts me off.......

Think I need to go on an electronic course to see if it can make sense to me..... :?
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