All models must perform flawlessly in DC. This means smooth operation with no linkage binding, wobbling, jumping, stalling, etc. All models are inspected prior to installation to verify the model is suitable for DCC operation. Repairs are an option at the owners expense and will be completely discussed and approved prior to DCC conversion. The Kato Mike is one of the most difficult installs for DCC and Sound as the loco must be completely disassembled, modifications made, and reassembled once installations have been performed.Many installers keep their distance and those that do offer a heavy installation charge that makes you think twice about moving forward. ESU Loksound Micro Select - ESU73800. ESU High Performance 8 Ohm sugar cube style Loudspeaker - ESU50321. Deburr and polish drivetrain sprockets and gears. Custom modification to the tender and loco to provide the maximum performance from the loco and sound fidelity from the decoder. Decoder is programmed with a custom Sound Project specially put together for the kato Mike. Custom wiring of the loco and tender. Constant ON to reduce additional visible wiring. Custom function mapping for sound and motor control.
My goal is to make you 110% satisfied with your investment. Video conferencing using Skype, facetime, etc. Will allow you to see you model in action.
A video will be emailed if video conferencing is not an option. The model will be carefully packaged and sent back to owner only after they have approved the final project via video conferencing or emailed video. This serves as a guarantee that the model passed your inspection as we are not liable for faulty track work, electrical shorts, etc. That may harm the models performance on different track work or layouts once it leaves our shop.References and Videos can be sent upon request prior to adding this to your cart. The LokSound Select is a versatile DCC & DC Dual Mode decoder integrating a full-featured, 8 channel sound system , and a.
NEW LokSound Select Micro only measures 0.98 inch x. 417 inch (25mm x 10.6mm x 3.8mm) making it the world´s smallest LokSound decoder! The only 4 function output Micro Sound decoder on the market! The LokSound Select can be used on conventional analog layouts and controlled with a DC power pack, but to benefit from all its features, we highly recommend DCC operation.The LokSound Select follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices. It can be used with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps, supports two digit (7 bit addresses) as well as 4-digit addressing. Up to 29 function keys are supported. The LokSound Select can change between DC and DCC operation at any time on the fly. Of course, the LokSound Select supports all DCC-programming modes including Programming on the Main Track (POM). Because of its unique low-power design, the LokSound Select can be programmed on the programming track of all popular DCC systems. No programming track boosters or other circuitry will be needed. By the use of our LokSound Programmer, programming can be even more comfortable by using your computer to adjust the many CVs and settings. The LokSound Select comes with a 32 MBit memory chip. The sounds stored therein are our own recordings which were made by using the latest recording equipment and have been digitally re-mastered for the best audio possible. The sounds are transferred to a class D audio amplifier via eight polyphonic sound channels. LokSound Select decoders offer the following unique features.
Multiple whistle and horns: Each LokSound Select offers many whistle & horns. By just changing one CV, you can select your favorite one. This allows an easier adjustment to your model. Playable whistle: The LokSound Select supports a very fast responding whistle function. By just pressing your throttles button, you can really blow the whistle like the real engineer.
8 channel sound: The LokSound Select can playback up to 8 sounds at the same time. This will result in the most realistic experience available today.Synchronized brake squeal: The LokSound Select will synchronize the brake squeal sound with the real movement of the locomotive. No longer will stopped trains have the brake sound still on! Manual notching: The diesel speed steps can be either manually controlled by function keys or automatically based on the speed. Individual volume control: The volume of all sound effects can be adjusted individually. Steam decoders can produce over 20 sound effects, including the bell, air pump, exhaust chuff, coupler, steam release, cylinder cocks, brake release, side rod clank, blower, injector, Fireman Fred and many more. Synchronizing the steam chuff rate by using two CVs only virtually eliminates the need for a cam, but can of course be connected. ESU offers load compensation (using B-EMF) since 1999. While other manufacturers seem only to focus on the sound options, the LokSound Select offers the 5th generation of motor control resulting in a smooth and precise locomotive operation.
We at ESU believe that good motor control is mandatory for model trains: Even the best sound is worthless if the locomotive running is not smooth! Regardless if you are using coreless or conventional DC motors, the LokSound Selects unique auto-detection function can measure the characteristics and adjust the internal settings.
There is no need to fiddle around with many CVs to adjust to the engine. Due to Dynamic Drive Control (DDC) you can limit the influence of the load control and operate really smoothly around the depot and over turnouts, while on the main, when going uphill the engine prototypically slows down. LokSound Select Micro decoders have 4 function outputs with the possibility of using constant current of 180mA. These outputs can be assigned individually.Apart from that, there are two more non-amplified outputs with logic level. All important light functions like Flash, Gyrolight, Mars light, fire box and so on are provided including the individual adjustment of brightness for each function. Besides D312 Rotary beacon, strobe and alternate flashing, there is a firebox flicker, smart flicker, Mars light, Gyralight, Ditch lights (two types), Oscillating Headlights, Stratolight and many more. The Rule 17 dimmable headlight can be either controlled automatically or by function button. A LED brightness correction feature now also allows using LEDs for lighting effects.
This is an important feature since LEDs do behave different than bulbs. All function outputs and the motor connection are protected against overload and short-circuit. We want you to enjoy your LokSound decoder as long as possible.LokSound Select decoders are firmware-updatable. This means, the internal decoder software can be replaced by new versions, if necessary. For this, you only need an ESU LokSound Programmer and a PC. The item "Custom ESU Sound/DCC installation in your Kato Mikado Nscale" is in sale since Saturday, December 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\N Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "wwn_tracks" and is located in Bloomington, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.