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Re: Sound cards

Post by ge_rik » Mon May 15, 2023 11:12 am

-steves- wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 10:56 am
Well after lots of faffing around, it appears that either the next button plays the previous track, or on these DF Players you have to load the files on in reverse order. Either which way, it's now working, thank you so much for everyone's input :thumbup:
Useful to know, Steve.

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Re: Sound cards

Post by philipy » Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:53 pm

I think that further back in this old thread, Steve was asking about where to get appropriate sound files.
I've just found out that BBC archive sound effects recordings are available for FREE download for personal use!

You can download lots of Steam Train Sound Effects from the BBC Sound Effects web-site. They have released them Free To Use for private purposes only. The easiest way to find them is to Google 'BBC Sound Effects' then type 'Age of Steam' in the search box on the web page and select 'Transport' in Category.

There is a whole batch of recordings made at Blaenau Festiniog and various others if you search for "Narrow gauge", for example:
https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/s ... ultSize=80

Quickly flicking through, there all sorts of odd topics, including empty tunnels, Oxford Circus, bicycles, ....
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Re: Sound cards

Post by -steves- » Sat Nov 25, 2023 10:16 am

philipy wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 8:53 pm I think that further back in this old thread, Steve was asking about where to get appropriate sound files.
I've just found out that BBC archive sound effects recordings are available for FREE download for personal use!

You can download lots of Steam Train Sound Effects from the BBC Sound Effects web-site. They have released them Free To Use for private purposes only. The easiest way to find them is to Google 'BBC Sound Effects' then type 'Age of Steam' in the search box on the web page and select 'Transport' in Category.

There is a whole batch of recordings made at Blaenau Festiniog and various others if you search for "Narrow gauge", for example:
https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/s ... ultSize=80

Quickly flicking through, there all sorts of odd topics, including empty tunnels, Oxford Circus, bicycles, ....
WOW, what a find :thumbup:
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Re: Sound cards

Post by ge_rik » Sun Nov 26, 2023 8:44 am

Excellent! I had no idea this site existed.

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Re: Sound cards

Post by tommygander1941 » Sun Dec 17, 2023 10:04 pm

I myself am looking for something to simple activate a sound, play the file and then stop playing after a certain amount of time (if the file is trimmed down to say 10 seconds), but with which I don't have to connect up to some sort of radio control button. More likely I'm looking for a small remote control unit for it, maybe an Arduino?

I'm looking to install it into a Boot Lane Works Musketeer, as I'd like to have at least Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds intro theme on a file to play when I hit a button on a remote control of some sort, and maybe a whistle.

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Re: Sound cards

Post by philipy » Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:20 pm

Sorry Tommy I've only just seen your post, I think it must have got lost under the Christmas tree!

I'm not very sure what you are actually after? You say about pressing a remote button but not as part of radio control, so are you simply wanting a switch on the side of the loco?
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Re: Sound cards

Post by ge_rik » Thu Dec 28, 2023 7:05 pm

Sounds like you want a DF mini MP3 player module:
eg - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154480158202

and a simple keyfob remote :
eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295348641675

You'll also need batteries and a speaker, plus a micro SD card and download a relevant sound file.

Should be doable for around £15 (or less if you get them directly from China with AliExpress)

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PS - Not tried it myself but willing to give it a go if you want a guinea pig
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Re: Sound cards

Post by tommygander1941 » Sun Dec 31, 2023 10:48 pm

ge_rik wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 7:05 pm Sounds like you want a DF mini MP3 player module:
eg - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154480158202

and a simple keyfob remote :
eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295348641675

You'll also need batteries and a speaker, plus a micro SD card and download a relevant sound file.

Should be doable for around £15 (or less if you get them directly from China with AliExpress)

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PS - Not tried it myself but willing to give it a go if you want a guinea pig
Hi Rik, that's exactly the sort of thing I'd like! Just something simple and fun, rather than needing anything complicated.

And yes to be fair if you were to do some tests, it would really help thanks!

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