Lionel conversions

Re: Lionel conversions

Postby areibel » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Very well done!
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby RodTT » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:26 am

Received my second Lionel GP9 from the States today - only took five days to the UK! I went for SP this time.
Of course, that can mean only one thing - another order for Sebnitz! Something to do as the autumn draws in, along with my Siggis hi-cube. Fun or what?
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:10 pm

Nice write up - thanks man!
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby RodTT » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:07 pm

I am about to start on my second Lionel conversion. This time I'm thinking of installing DCC sound. Can anyone suggest a decent sound decoder, sound project and speaker combination? I'll be doing as I did before, i.e. using the existing Lionel plastic chassis.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby MacG » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:00 am

I use the discontinued Tsunami-1000 decoder and the sugar cube speaker. I would suggest a wired Econami decoder, but they don't have one anymore. The current Tsunami-1100 is expensive. An alternative is the ESU LokSound 5 micro with a sugar cube speaker (included in delivery).

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In the UK you can easily buy an ESU LokSound Select micro. In Germany, we have no official dealer for it. But they have different sound files. You have to use the LokSound Select library.

In both cases, you can send the article number of the sound file to the dealer. They will load the sounds into the ordered decoder. Mostly for free.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby RodTT » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:12 pm

Thanks for that.
I also note that Zimo do American sounds, and their decoders are a bit smaller than the Loksound ones. Does anyone have any experience of their sound offerings?
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby MacG » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 am

I have no experience with Zimo decoders yet, but they should be good. The time will come when I will also install Zimo. Mainly because they have a sound that the others don't.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby RodTT » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:52 pm

What not to do then you're converting a GP9...break off the handrails! Sticking them back will have to be the last job before weathering. At least it makes the body a bit easier to slide on and off in the meantime.
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Apart from that my second conversion is going ok...'heatsink' and Tillig trucks in place. Next job is to fit the motor and gear train and test on DC.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:41 pm

Oh man, the handrails are a PITA. I broke so many before I learned my lesson lol.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby RodTT » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:25 am

As Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (aka Peter Cook) said, 'I have learned from my mistakes and I'm confident I can repeat them all exactly'.
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