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Stavros

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Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« on: November 13, 2007, 07:39:46 PM »

Right there I was thinking I could support one of our traders namely FLJ but how wrong I was or am!!!!! I need a Stearn engine sound and steam whistle for my Tod Tug so I thought Action but there is a HORRIBLE sentence in the price list WILL ONLY WORK WITH ACTION SPEED CONTROLLERS(sorry FLJ allready got an Electronise one)  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( Oh golly gosh foiled again.JJC have dissapeared off the face of the earth,does not even respond to Emails,so who have we got left where can I get some sounds,and no don't even suggest a supplied for JJc  I would not now buy due to no technical back up,HELP

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 09:59:33 PM »

Stav,
Sounds easier to change speed controller and use present one in next build, then get an ACTion sound unit.

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 12:16:30 AM »

maplins do a steam sound unit kit ,i think
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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 07:34:58 AM »

Stavros
Does your ESC have a relay (aka a thing that clicks when you put the motor into reverse), or is it one of the newer type?
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Stavros

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 06:12:07 PM »

Have both so could change,

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 07:54:18 PM »

Why do want "Steam Engine Sound"? Steam engines are almost silent when in motion.

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 10:26:33 PM »

you could try this one
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?TabID=1&ModuleNo=31695&doy=14m11
might fit might not but i'm sure Dave can sort you out  :)
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 11:08:04 PM »

Have both so could change,
Stavros
Should work with relay-equipped ESC. Wanna try one? You've got my number..........except you've got weird electricity where you are; remember?
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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 05:14:17 PM »

Will chance it order, with you shortly thanks FLJ
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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2007, 01:24:00 PM »

Hi Stavros.
As you may of already heard I am developing a new sound system. There will be a steam unit included. I am trying to get thees units ready as quickly as possable but still will take some time. You can't rush perfection.

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 07:55:09 PM »

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Make a post on here when you are in production.
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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 04:47:58 PM »

Hi Stavros,
You could try http://www.jjc-electronics.com/
You can hear sound samples from this site.
They do a very good range of sounds including triple expansion/compound engines.  Mind you, if any of my ships engines had sounded like that I'd have been out of a job!! (knackered bottom end!)

The Maplin kit is OK but very weak unless you have an additional amplifier or a sound box - really aimed at the model train enthusiast - although it does sound a bit like a Weirs Feed Pump!

Several of the guys in my club swear by JJC.

Hope this helps,
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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 06:37:00 PM »

Several of the guys in my club swear by JJC.

Funny..........most of the people on this forum swear about it/him..........or have you a hot-line to Jim Casey, wherever he's holed up? I think we should be told  ;)
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Stavros

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2007, 06:51:52 PM »


Several of the guys in my club swear by JJC.

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Is this the guy that EVERYONE  with cream cracker-ed stem units etc are trying to get hold of and is this ht Guy who you email and he NEVER answers you is this that said person cos if it is please let us know WHERE HE IS HIDING as a club member would like to lynch him,THANKS BUT NO THANKS.

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IainM

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Re: Steam sounds Desperatly needed
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 09:38:43 PM »

Don't know about whats going on with JJC but, based on kit bought about 6 months ago, not direct but from a shop, I'd have to say I have not had a problem.
I have never tried contacting him direct either in the past or recently so I have no idea what is going on.

Sounds like its a 'strike off' job ...
Shame really but sometimes it happens with small businesses, especially those that try to be innovative and over stretch themselves.
After all look what happened with The Prop Shop ............

Certainly if anyone knows anything more positive I and many others would appreciate hearing I'm sure, particularly since his web site is still active.

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