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Hornby TTS
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 Posted: 28 Apr 2017 11:35
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Cheap sound chips anyone ?

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/power-control/tts-sound-decoders.html

(RRP appears to be 39, but 36 at a box shifter.)

Is it worth buying one for my Railroad Class 31?



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 Posted: 28 Apr 2017 12:52
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Not available till August! last month they were looking at June!! Only 10 more than a non sound decoder and 8 pin to boot!! I'll be grabbing a couple! :):)



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Plenty of time to save up me pennies then Ron :thumbup:



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Hornby may have played a blinder here. Let's see if they work with other manufacturers models as well. :scratchchin:



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Awwww I was hoping for the 4F TTS decoder, may be tempted for an A1/A3 for my V2

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 Posted: 29 Apr 2017 06:17
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The class 37 TTS decoder works well in a ViTrains class 37. I do need to do a better speaker installation as the Hornby one doesn't fit well, though.

The sound is not bad at all.

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I am planning on picking up the 31, 37 & 47. I have a DoG with TTS sound and it isn't bad at all for the money.
SRMan I plan on using the 37 & 47 for my Vitrains models did you have to alter anything to get them to fit?

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The TTS decoders are 8-pin and so is the ViTrains 37. The only really necessary alteration is to fit a speaker or speakers. That's something I'll be experimenting with later - maybe two sugar cube speakers will fit the bill.

The class 37 batch I bought (the yellow Network Rail one) had a wiring fault where the lights worked back to front. I chose to fix this on mine by swapping the yellow and white wires on the 8-pin plug, but it was also possible to fix it with a few CV changes. I don't know of any other TTS models that had this fault, only that particular class 37 model.

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Hi SRman, I've recently fitted a Vitrains with a sound decoder (ESU)and found the same fault, lights working wrong way round. There was also a dry or possibly cracked joint on the models circuit board which stopped power to the motor. Chris (kentishlad) fitted it with 2x square 20mm speakers with home made speaker enclosures just behind the cabs, works and sound very good. I have also added a hi base speaker to a class 37 railroad with TTS sound, loads of space in this model for a large speaker. Sound volume was reduced from max down to level 1 which improved the sound quality a lot but it's still a bit "tinny" when compared to other sound file offerings fitted on ESU and Zimo.
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Thanks SRMan, I wasn't aware that the TTS 37 came with lights.

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The Hornby model doesn't have lights, but when the decoder was fitted to one with lights (i.e. the ViTrains model) the lights were reversed in operation.

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Oh okay gotcha, thought maybe I had missed something  LOL 

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With recent news regarding Hornby I suspect the August availability might well go back, so I bought a TTS decoder with a Railroad Class 47 wrapped round it.

Couple of very brief, bit out of focus, clips before the batteries in the camera gave out.



I had to turn the sound down to setting 1, to avoid odd looks from neighbours walking past the open garage door :mutley2:

It's OK................... ish, sounds a bit 'tinny' if that's the right word.


(Note to self: Might need new speakers)

With the sound down quite low, the noise of it just running around the track becomes louder than the decoder sounds once I notch the speed up a bit, but that may well be my bad track laying.



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Forget the funny looks Ed crank it up :giggle::mutley2::giggle::mutley2:



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mmmm..... maybe a change of speaker, but at least it's not as annoying as a Cl 20 with sound :avatar:

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