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Old 08-28-2020, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am acquiring a Delton Doozie labeled for PRR, my preferred railroad, and one that actually used gas-powered railcars on traction lines it owned. Sorry to whoever I outbid on the sucker two days ago, but I've been looking for one of these for a very long time.

I already have the AristoCraft C&S railcar that I was thinking about putting a sound system in. A fellow has 3 Aristo railcar sound systems for sale on eBay. Now I'm wondering if the system would work in a Doozie?

Has anyone here used the Aristo Railcar Sound card, and could you give me some guidance?

Or is there a DCC control/sound combination that anyone could recommend?

True confession - I got the bug when researching railbuses for a reader and turning my notes into an article: https://familygardentrains.com/prime.../railbuses.htm If you take a look at that article, please send me any corrections.
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Old 08-28-2020, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've not used the AristoCraft railbus sound card. But I do have two railbusses that use the Phoenix systems programmed as the galloping goose. One has an arooga horn and the other a standard horn.

I converted mine fo a delayed start and you can hear the driver open the door, get in, close the door and start the engine, then let it warm up prior to departing. Meanwhile, the rear red light flashes.


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I have used the Zimo decoders in my LGB pickup truck and I like the sound. There are also many different model goose and there are separate files for the different models.



The 4 amp decoder is $165 at Trainli.com, but you need to buy the code for $35 more. This decoder is full featured and will run on DC, DCC, or battery systems that support DCC.
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dan, couldn't he use the higher powered 645 also if he did not pull any extra cars?
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LocoSound has various rail car sounds that are customizable. GScsale Graphics sells them for about $95. I have them in my 2 RGS Geese and love them.
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Paul,

I have a NEW in box Sierra Soundtraxx RGS Galloping Goose sound system I'd sell if your interested.

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The MX645P22 can be used and you could pull cars as this unit is rated at 1.8 total amps. Cost $100 plus another 35 for the lode code.
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MyLocoSound makes a RailBus/Goose card now ...
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I get "This site canít be reached". Could this be the link?

https://www.gscalegraphics.net/store...coSound.html#/
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Thanks all for the helpful suggestions. I didn't think about a Galloping Goose sound card. Of course that had a Pierce Arrow engine and the PRR railbusses had Mac engines. Do you suppose there was much difference in sound?
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