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Bachmann On30 2-6-0 Sound Ready Mogul METAL versus NYLON Gears: Split Gear Issue

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Bachmann On30 2-6-0 Sound Ready Mogul METAL versus NYLON Gears: Split Gear Issue

There’s been a lot of false information about the split gear issue in Bachmann On30 Moguls. Because they were sourced from several factories around the globe, yet all Moguls seemingly look alike, many people may rightly think the problem is in all Moguls with plastic gears. But, the split gear issue occurred mainly in Chinese built units with plastic gears, and in less than 1/10TH of 1% of all Chinese built units. Not much comfort to the few who received one with split gears. So, the METAL GEARS, should fix everything, right? Not so fast, hobbyists. We’ve already had several...

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Review: TCS Wow Sound V4 versus Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000

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#26 Bachmann On30 2-8-0 TCS Wow Sound version 4 - master volume set at 50%                      - - VS - - #29 Bachmann On30 2-8-0 #29 SoundTraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 - master volume set at 100%TCS #26 barely moves at speed notch #1 while Tsunami #29 jump starts into notch #1. Both are stock units, identical installations with one major exception: TCS #26 master volume is set at 50% while Tsunami #29 is set at 100%. It was the only fair way to compare.

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TCS Wow Steam Sound Whistle Samples

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TCS Wow Version 4 Steam Whistle Sounds Demo - All of them.A straight whistle blast play through of all the steam locomotive whistle sounds available on a TCS Wow Sound DCC Version 4 decoder. And that's just 1 of 4 different whistle variations for each sound like the quill whistle variations.

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TCS Wow Steam Sound versus SoundTraxx Tsunami Review: Head-To-Head Comparison

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TCS Wow Steam Sound versus SoundTraxx Tsunami Review: Head-To-Head Comparison

#26 Bachmann On30 2-8-0 TCS Wow Sound version 4 - master volume set at 50%                      - - VS - - #29 Bachmann On30 2-8-0 #29 SoundTraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 - master volume set at 100%TCS #26 barely moves at speed notch #1 while Tsunami #29 jump starts into notch #1. Both are stock units, identical installations with one major exception: TCS #26 master volume is set at 50% while Tsunami #29 is set at 100%. It was the only fair way to compare.

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Bachmann On30 0-4-2 Porter DCC Sound: How to get it to run well slow without stalling.

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Bachmann On30 0-4-2 Porter DCC Sound: How to get it to run well slow without stalling.

What does it take to get a @#$% Bachmann On30 0-4-2 Porter to run well?

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