sound

Use or control of sound on our layouts whether on-board sound decoders or sound animations

Big on Features, Light on your Wallet - an introduction to SoundTraxx new Econami line of decoders

Clinician: 

Join Jarrette Ireland from SoundTraxx for a complete overview of all of the exciting new features and SoundTraxx classics found in the Econami line of decoders. This clinic will cover the new Hyperdrive 2, Flex Map technology, and current board formats. Designed with Value in the mind this new line of decoders are perfect for any scale from N to G. This clinic will cover the sounds found in steam, diesel, and electric versions of this decoder.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens New

How loud is a locomotive? Is your sound in scale?

Clinician: 

Join Greg Wright for a group discussion on how loud your locomotives should be as it travels
around your railroad. We are very careful to make sure we build our models to the scale
inch, but have you ever considered the scale of sound on your layout? What about forced
perspective with sound? You can do it with a scale rule and a little math. Join in for
an interesting discussion, you may find that you have your locomotives set too quiet.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Weidler
Wednesday, Aug 26 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Weidler

Braking, Switching, Running: Railroading with SoundTraxx Technology

Clinician: 

From auto-synchronizing exhaust to full train line braking, learn how SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders can enhance how you run your railroad. SoundTraxx rep Jarrette Ireland will use prototypical scenarios to demonstrate the many features built into Tsunami decoders for locomotives and rolling stock. He will also showcase the Tsunami SoundCar and its new Intelligent Consisting feature, which makes consisting a breeze with the "wave of a wand." Be sure to bring your DCC questions!

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens Moved to this Room

Modeling with sound: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

The use of sound in model railroading goes beyond DCC sound decoders in locos and cars. DCC sound decoders can also be customized for other models. Creating background layout sound has become easier to create, customize, and implement too. This clinic will explore your options for adding sound to your models and layouts, using different approaches, techniques, sources, and players. Come and find out how you can make some new joyful noise!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters

Measure your diesel horn

Clinician: 

Part 1: This clinic shows how to measure the continuous (RMS) sound level of your Diesel Horn with a Sound Level Meter. There is a proper way to report your Meter results to others.
Part 2: Measuring the true (RMS) voltage driven by a DCC Sound Decoder into a speaker system. Then calculating the wattage of the measured (RMS) voltage based on the impedance of your speaker(s) (4, 8, 16, or 32 ohms)

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters
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