Re: Tsunami sound for GN Y-1 (PRR FF2)

Ted Schnepf


My railroad career started for the Milw Road in Montana/Idaho, which had electrified locomotives. I can tell you from expierence they are almost sound less. A little gear noise, occasional air compressor and at speed, a little wheel/rail noise and at the correct spots bell or whistle. They can be soundless machines. specially coming down grade.

The trailing freight cars can make more noise, than the locomotive.

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 04:26:58 PM CDT, Scott Kremer <skremer@...> wrote:

I installed a tsunami as I recall that was a rather generic electric.  The truth is that all I really wanted was the bell and the whistle for operating sessions.  I will tell you that if you have the PFM Y-1’s there is very little room.  The good news is that it will pull my O-8, with coasting drive, and 30 cars plus up a 2.2% grade.  Love watching it under catenary. No power on the steam engine, just the electric.

Scott Kremer

On May 6, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Ray Hutchison <rayhutchison2@...> wrote:

I have several Great Northern Y-1s (that later became the FF2s) and would like to add DCC and sound.  I have not been able to locate sound files for the engine and am wondering if anyone could point me to where they can be found?  

One suggestion from another list was to look for sound files for European heavy electrics because they might be the same, but I don't want to do that (except as last resort).  

Would the GG1 sound files be t all close to the FF2?

Thank you for any leads and suggestions!

Ray Hutchison
Green Bay WI

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