Has anyone had any experience with Lionel's #6-36788 tender with sound?
It's a stand-alone unit that is supposed add whistles, bells, brakes, &
chuffing sounds, with no special hookup...
Is the chuffing somehow synchonous? (I figure it might be if the the
transformer is sending pulses of current as the speed control...)
Just in case anyone is interested, I picked up one of the tenders at a local
I asked for an in-store demo and was pretty impressed.
The chuffing sound is linked to wheel rotation, and there is an electronic
digital whistle and bell sounds that can be activated.
But once I got the unit home I made some additional discoveries. When you
press the whistle button, the chuffing stops. Same with the bell. It's one
sound effect at a time.
The tender also features automatic and triggered audio crew commands. Wish
it could be disabled...
After a few minutes of running, the whistle function seemed to activate
itself for brief bursts...
Ended up more disappointed than pleased... But it could be a great accessory
depending on your own needs...