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I got a sample A39 sound chip a few weeks back and here is a

quick demo on a SD9 chassis with the speaker in the fuel box.

As this is a sample the chip has one short horn blast.

I hope I do the sound some justice as I dont have a layout to

give it a good blast and as you can see I have to go backwards

and forwards on the short section of Ballybeg that I have.

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Wow. That's a high quality donor. Let me guess, a butchered modern Hornby class 31?

 

She is sd9 that came with sound and speaker on board.

I can't think of the make but It is very smooth and hence

I used it as I don't have a speaker for my a39.The athearn

Sd9 is not a patch on this chassis.

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I have just about finished A39 with sound chip.She has a Hornby

deltic chassis cut and shut which is a superb runner and I sourced

a 8 ohm round speaker to suit.All that is left to do is stick on bogie

side frames.I have included a quick video of her on my only working

bit of track,but I hope to include better shots when I get to someones

full layout to give it a good run.The loco nearly ran off the end piece

as its hard to video and control on such a small lenth of track.

The video does not do the sound full credit but I hope people

get the jist of the sound till I get better shots.

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I am delighted with the performance of the hornby deltic

chassis especialy at slow speeds and thanks to Anthony

for that recommandation for that:tumbsup:.I brought A39 to my

friend Paddys layout for its first proper run,however

Paddy uses all kadee so hence no cravens or cement to

haul,and I discovered that the loco needs more weight as

it stalled on the incline. We had to use what we had as

regards rolling stock,hence why Annie and Clarabel are

behind A39:o.The sound chip is fantastic and really brings

the loco to life.

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In Eamonn's entry on the 13 July the picture shows something like a steel block rather than lead -perhaps he could clarify.

Yes you are right that is a steel block on that photo as it

came from another SF 001 loco.Anthony is right as regard

lead because I tryed the loco on a friends layout that has

a incline and she struggled big time with a small load.

The loco ran fine as you can see in the latest video as I

have a flat surface.At some stage in the future I may add

more weight.Anthony did tell me the extra weight makes

a big difference as he has some cracking inclines on his

layout.

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Yes you are right that is a steel block on that photo as it

came from another SF 001 loco.Anthony is right as regard

lead because I tryed the loco on a friends layout that has

a incline and she struggled big time with a small load.

The loco ran fine as you can see in the latest video as I

have a flat surface.At some stage in the future I may add

more weight.Anthony did tell me the extra weight makes

a big difference as he has some cracking inclines on his

layout.

 

Does it have the dreaded traction tyres? I know some people hate them but they really do help traction. I believe some early Hornby Railroad locos were sold without them. As a result they couldn't pull a hooker.

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nice vid eamonn...your cameraman skills are improving! looks like you were hanging out of a helicopter taking that clip..well done. beautiful sound from that chip!

I am glad my cameraman skills are better Shem,and I hope I am

doing the A class sound proud with these videos.If I am up your

way in the future I will bring A39 up to give her a run on your

layout.

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Does it have the dreaded traction tyres? I know some people hate them but they really do help traction. I believe some early Hornby Railroad locos were sold without them. As a result they couldn't pull a hooker.

I may have a look but am nearly sure she does not have traction tyres.

The Deltic chassis is a nice runner and a vast improvement on the old

lima pancake I have in SF 001 which drives me mad with poor running.

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