ESU Engine Sound In Walthers Mainline SD50?

jwb3 Feb 14, 2020

  1. jwb3

    jwb3 TrainBoard Member

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    I'm looking at the documentation for the new ESU sound version of the Walthers Mainline SD50. The horn and bell options seem to reflect contemporary SD70ACe or ES44AC options. The doc itself doesn't say which engine type is covered in the sound file. The SD50 had a 645 engine, while SD70s have a 710 engine. Does anyone know if the ESU sound file in the Walthers Mainline SD50 has 645 engine sounds?
     
  2. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Since these are the “dumbed down” Essential Sound Unit decoders, and not a true LokSound, it is difficult to know, for certain. One way would be to post a video of it starting up, the engines are fairly distinctive.
     
  3. jwb3

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try.
     
  4. jwb3

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    So OK, here's the F8 startup sequence, default horn, default bell, and F8 shutdown sequence.
     
  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks, that's very helpful. Kinda wish they had 3-chime Leslie and Nathan horns, but for the price, I won't complain too hard.
     

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