Dapol 08 TTS sound fitting article

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Just had this pop up on my screen from PECO publications

    Feb 2021 issue has an article on fitting a Hornby TTS sound chip in a Dapol O gauge class 08.



    I know a few have the Dapol 08 (I know one person with several Dapol 08's and a couple of Brass ones as well, it's alright Toto you're secret is safe with me ;))

    Only draw back is they look like they are as rare as hens teeth.

    Paul
     
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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    Knowing how it uses far more functions for the lighting alone than some other locos, I’d be interested to see what they loose out on.
    Hornby decoders arnt that bad actually, it’s the speaker that can let them down.

    however, having driven and done yard shuts with them from the ground, what seems to lack on this decoder (and the one I stuck in mine) is the motor wine. An 08 doesn’t throttle up on the engine when you move off like other diesels, it’s more or less constant rpm, but the traction motors do the work and like a tram, get higher pitched between notches. I’ve only ever found one 08 decoder do this, and I bought it second hand so have no idea who the sound files were by. :scratchchin:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I will be interested in how they go about fitting the TTS decoder as I've bought one and an adapter for my second 08. I will do a comparison between the TTS and Zimo with Paul Chetter sound file in my t'other 08.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Thing to wonder is the board inside is 21 pin, where as the Hornby TTS is 8 pin.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    Adapter boards for 21 pin to 8 pin are available Andy, I think LaisDCC do one, and probably others as well.
    Keith.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I picked up an 8 pin to 21 pin adapter from Digitrains at the last show I went to, Doncaster I think. Just not got round to fitting it yet, I've got procrastination down to an art form!!

    Pete.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I reckon you've had enough on your plate Pete, what with your van saga and the ongoing 'tin shed/workshop' project!:avatar:
    Keith.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Ah but now he needs something to rattle the walls with :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Possibly the Paul Chetter sound file...



    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    No not that one. Sounds totally wrong. most of the time the engine is a constant speed.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    My Dapol 08 with Paul Chetter sound file.

    youtube.com/watch?v=IX3j9yYKRdU
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't know why but my video won't uplode?

    Pete.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Pete

    I get a video unavailable error from Youtube, so the link is getting to youtube, have you shared the video ?

    Paul
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    No mate, I've had problems with youtube video sharing for ages, I can never seem to manage it. Probably me doing it wrong :facepalm:

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