TCS Wow Steam in a Bachmann Vanderbilt Tender

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Locomotives, Tips DCC Sound, Tips Decoders and Installations, Tony's Tips |

A customer of Tony’s was kind enough to share some pictures of his sound decoder project. Bob used the Train Control Systems [TCS] Wow Steam decoder and Keep Alive. Bob used a JST Harness  to connect the decoder to the Bachmann circuit board in the tender. He then neatly placed the TDS SuperSonic Mini speakers in the bottom of the tender which he drilled out Hi, I just wanted to thank Erik for his advice on installing the TCS wow sound and SuperSonic mini speakers in...

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Heat Sinking The Soundtraxx Micro Tsunamis

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Locomotives, Tips DCC Sound, Tips Decoders and Installations, Tony's Tips |

Heat Sinking The Soundtraxx Micro Tsunamis Soundtraxx The popular Soundtraxx Micro Tsunamis are ideal for adding sound to some small HO and some N scale locomotives where options have not been available in the past! There has been one major hurdle that has made this difficult. The Micro Tsunami overheating and shutting down when operating near the 0.75 Amp max current rating. We were very fortunate that one of our customers, Latham S, a retired engineer and model...

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Speakers – Innies or Outies

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Tips DCC Sound, Tony's Tips |

TDS Speakers & Enclosures When you are mounting speakers in enclosures you have the option to mount them with the speaker magnet facing in or facing out. Facing out is better if you have sufficient vertical clearance, but do you know why? When the magnet is facing out you have a slightly larger enclosure volume generally producing better sound. You also have the terminations exposed simplifying installation and maintenance! A magnet facing in benefit: The benefit is...

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New TDS SuperSonics Are Here

New TDS SuperSonics Are Here

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in News, Tips DCC Sound, Tony's Tips |

TDS SuperSonic Speakers & Enclosures With the SuperSonic series you are getting Tony’s newest state of the art Dream Speakers & Enclosures. These super compact rectangular speakers have incredibly big sound when paired with our matching TDS SuperSonic Enclosures. You will find that you can use these speakers and enclosures in the tight confines of locomotives where other speakers just will not fit! Almost 15 years have passed and we’re replacing the...

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Speaker Comparison

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Product Compare, Tips DCC Sound, Tony's Tips |

QSI HB (High Bass) Speakers Model Size Imp (Ohm) Pwr (W) Notes HB78S QSI HB Speaker 0.78″ Square 0.36″ Height 8 1.0 – 2.0 Special speaker for HO scale sound applications that provide significantly more base. HB90S QSI HB Speaker 0.90″ Square 0.39″ Height 8 1.0 – 2.0 Special speaker for HO scale sound applications that provide significantly more base. HB106R QSI HB Speaker 1.06″ Diameter 0.56″ Height 8 2.0 HO size,...

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