Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

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Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by ge_rik » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:47 pm

Just installed an Acme multi-cylinder diesel soundcard in my HGLW loco. Here's what it sounds like ......


..... and here's how I did it.
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2019/0 ... inder.html

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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by -steves- » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:48 pm

I do love the sound of this, just a shame it does not increase with speed and has no start up and shutdown sequences, leaves me in a world of, which one should I go for, space is not an issue, it's going in Goliath, says it all really, lol ;) :lol:
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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm

The sound card is good for a train that you just want to set off and go.

It sounds the part, better than the MLS diesel sound cards they sound crap even the latest offering.

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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by FWLR » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 am

I think it's brilliant....And another excellent Blog on how to do it......

Thanks Rik.....
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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by gregh » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:03 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:52 pm
The sound card is good for a train that you just want to set off and go.

It sounds the part, better than the MLS diesel sound cards they sound crap even the latest offering.
I think you're being a bit harsh on MLS. I don't own any MLS, but this video of my mate's diesel fitted with an older MLS card sounds pretty good to me.
The speaker size and 'enclosure' can make a big difference too.

https://youtu.be/JFKsBkn72w0?t=24
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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:24 am

The new cards still sound synthesised and robotic.

Only my opinion of course.

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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by ge_rik » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:59 pm

I thought the latest MLS digitised light diesel card sounds seemed pretty good to me. This would be the one I'd be most likely to use. I think the horn sounds are not wonderful, but the start-up, tickover, run and wind-down sounds seem to me to be at least as good as MTroniks plus you can choose between two different engine sounds and can have air brake and brake squeal. I'm certainly interested in giving one a try.



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Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 pm

If I didn't run live steamers I would certainly fit MLS steam sound cards as Rik demonstrates in this video how well they sound and can be configured for realistic running:



But the diesel offering is not good enough yet for me.

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