Sound in N Scale: Is It Worth It?

A “SOUND” DISCUSSION ABOUT THE EFFECTS OD SCALE ON OUR FULL-SCALE EARS! 🙂

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Over the past year I have begun to acquire factory sound-equipped locomotives in N scale and I have to say- I am impressed. I have two locomotives from Bachmann, the Berkshire and the Pennsylvania Railroad class K4 and one from Broadway Limited, the PRR class M1.

maxresdefaultDouble-Headed Sound-Equipped Bachmann K4s on Douglas Nelson’s Excellent Layout

My layout does not have multiple running loops, so if I rarely have two running at the same time, and I think this helps my enjoyment of the sound. I have found that sound brings another dimension to the railroad, giving it more life and realism than without it. I can also tolerate a locomotive running for a long period of time without tiring of it, which has been a complaint of many modelers. The Bachmann “Sound Value” set-up is not necessarily mind-blowing, but for the affordable price, I do think it is a nice addition to…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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