Tag: Sound

ALCO 1600 sound project, original engine edition

A new 1600 sound project will be available soon, powered with the original ALCO 244f and electro-hydraulic regulator. 1600 series ended up with ALCO 251C-3 that are basically the same engines that were incorporated into RENFE 2100 series. Although locomotives with 244F engines no longer survive except for one preserved 1615 known as “Marilyn”, the old ALCO 244f represent the true sound essence of these beautiful…

Load compensation and sound on small-gauge locomotives

The goal of load compensation on digital small-gauge locomotives is to maintain consistent speed in all circumstances and only limited by available power. A decoder featuring load compensation is programmed to monitor the electromotive force (EMF) of the engine in “normal” conditions. Any deviation from this “basic load” will be interpreted as a ramp or slope, causing a variation of the power delivered to the engine. The amount of compensation that…

La gran sinfonía del tren

New Doehler&Haass official sound project: Alco 1800 RENFE

Doeheler & Haass just released, for free download, my last sound project for RENFE Alco 1800. This new work is incorporated into the official list of sounds from the German sound decoders company. The sound samples were obtained from 1812 locomotive, that is  preserved in excellent working condition in Monforte de Lemos (Galicia, Spain), thanks to the work of Museo del Ferrocarril de Galicia. This…