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Phoenix Sound 2K2 in a Bachmann 2-8-0 (Connie)

This article details a method used to convert a Bachmann 2-8-0 (Connie) steam locomotive from track power to on board: battery power, radio control, and sound using a 14.8 volt lithium-ion battery, an Aristo-Craft Revolution receiver, and a Phoenix Sound 2K2. The article appears long because it is detailed and includes lots of pictures. But …

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Phoenix Sound P8 in a Bachmann K27

This article details a method used to install a Phoenix Sound P8 in a Battery Powered and Radio Controlled Bachmann K27. If the instructions from the previous article were followed, the tender frame should look like the following picture, except there will be a battery pack on the bottom right corner. Phoenix Sound provides a …

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Phoenix Sound P8 in a USA Trains GP-9

UPDATED 5 DECEMBER 2012 INTRODUCTION This article details a method used to add a Phoenix Sound P8 to a Battery Powered and Radio Controlled USA Trains GP-9. If the instructions from the previous article were followed, the components and wiring should look like the following pictures. Twelve wires are fastened under the 7 screw terminals …

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Phoenix Sound P8 in an Aristo-Craft FA-1

UPDATED 30 DECEMBER 2012 Sound really adds an extra level of realism and enjoyment to any locomotive. This article details a method used to add a Phoenix Sound P8 to a battery powered and radio controlled, Aristo-Craft FA-1. The article may appear long because it detailed and includes lots of pictures. But if you take …

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Phoenix Sound P8 in an Aristo-Craft GP-40

UPDATED 30 DECEMBER 2012 Sound really adds an extra level of realism and enjoyment to any locomotive. This article details a method used to add a Phoenix Sound P8 to a battery powered and radio controlled, Aristo-Craft GP-40. The article may appear long because it detailed and includes lots of pictures. But if you take …

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Phoenix Sound P8 Wiring Tips

Sound really adds an extra level of realism and enjoyment to any locomotive. This article shows a number of methods of wiring a Phoenix Sound P8 to a Revolution receiver. The wiring suggestions explained are just a general guide. For detailed instructions on how to install a sound board in a specific locomotive, refer to …

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Revolution Sound in a Bachmann 4-6-0 (Annie)

UPDATED OCTOBER 2015 Initially connecting the Revolution receiver with Steam Sounds to the Bachmann sound connector produced erratic chuff sounds at slow speed. Instead the wiring was disconnected and Revolution receiver allowed to generate the chuff rhythm by motor voltage. This provided a clean chuff sound and simplified the installation. This article illustrates a method of installing radio control, …

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Revolution Sound in an Aristo-Craft GP-40

Sound really adds an extra level of realism and enjoyment to any locomotive. This article details an easy method used to add a Revolution receiver with sound in a Battery Powered and Radio Controlled Aristo-Craft GP-40. Although a GP-40 was used for this installation, the instructions could be used as a guide to install a …

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Revolution Sound in an Aristo-Craft Pacific

This article details the conversion of an Aristo-Craft Pacific from track power to on-board: battery power, radio control, and sound using a lithium-ion battery and Revolution receiver with steam sounds. If the smoke unit is not going to be used, an Aristo-Craft lithium-ion battery or Cordless Renovations RCS-1800 would be suitable. If the smoke unit …

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