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Class 08 whistle

McSlow

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Posted: Thu 14th Nov 2019, 8:49pm
Class 08 whistle

I’m about to buy class 08, and I know that Mtroniks do sound card for start up and running, but what about the whistle,how would you go about having one?
 

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Johng

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Posted: Sat 16th Nov 2019, 3:47pm

The Mtronics sound card includes both two tone and single high and low horns. Presumably when you say whistle you are in fact referring to the horns.
 

McSlow

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Posted: Sat 16th Nov 2019, 4:00pm

A whistle, if you go to 2:20 minutes 20 seconds here you will see
https://youtu.be/Yitvlrs2q5Q
 

Johng

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Posted: Mon 25th Nov 2019, 7:26pm

Further to my letter, I have investigated this matter further. It transpires that the loco I had heard had been fitted with a sound card from a Class 33 or similar hence the 2 tone horn.
Investigations show that all 08s had this low tone whistle fitted when built. Now I have never known Mtronics to get things wrong and normally all their sound cards are fitted with a horn/whistle as appropriate. Have a word with them if you have not already done so and you may find that their SD card for the 08 does in fact have the correct whistle sound Hope this helps.
 

BJ

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Posted: Fri 29th Nov 2019, 5:13pm

most of the class 08 are fitted with air brakes, this air was also
use to blow a whistle, they are not fitted with a two tone
horn, I investigated this when I built two 7 1/4 locos I went to my
local depot to take photos and see them working.
 

McSlow

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Posted: Fri 29th Nov 2019, 8:06pm

BJ
I’m so pleased about this, I thought I was going mad.
 

McSlow

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Posted: Fri 29th Nov 2019, 8:09pm

BJ
I spose you don’t want to sell one 🙏do you.?
 

BJ

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Posted: Sat 30th Nov 2019, 7:50pm

McSlow
sorry I sold one a few years ago, I still have the other one, at
this time I have no plans to sell it many thanks
 
 
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