00 GAUGE AUTO CHUFFER MISTY©HERSGROUP2007
Our Flagship product for 2007 as an autosteam chuffer code name Misty© this is the only manufacturerd 00 scale sound unit that is not dcc in the u.k
THIS UNIT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH NON DCC (requires battery) & DCC VERSIONS SEE NEW PRODUCTS 2008
This module is only 3cm x 5cm and contains all active components including speaker on one small board it runs off one 9 Volt (pp3) battery .
As you can see from the photo below it fits even with space to spare in a '00' 12 ton goods wagon so it will fit the bigger gauges.
Some of our customers have put these on open wagons the board on one and the battery on another one and covered them with cloth to look coal wagons
It uses a small loudspeaker and comes with simple to follow non technical instructions .This module works in the same manor as our actmk1 (see steam sounds) by picking up the voltage present on the rails and converting it into chuffs so when the train is stationary there is no voltage on the rails so you only get a steady hiss of steam and as soon as you turn up the controller the voltage on the rails rises so the chuffing starts the higher the voltage the faster the chuffs.
With only one adjustment you are able to synchronise the starting chuff to the loco moving off .
The price for this module is £17.00 +£3.00 insured post (postal price applies to u.k only please email for price if from overseas)
This unit is idea for adding sound to starter train sets like the hornby© local freight it also takes its place in the tenders of more advanced loco sets
A sound sample will be added shortly
We would suggest that for the g scale the actmk1 is used as this model has the ability to change volume after it comes to a stop (the volume decreases to minic escaping steam from the cylinders and the volume increases as soon as the chuffing starts up again) this is not available on the misty model as space and component count were the premium.