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MTH DCS Protosound 2/3 Installs & Upgrades in Locomotives:         

 

 

 

Repair Services:  (One Gauge / G scale)

  • We perform repairs on all One Gauge and G scale engines.  (Excluding Accucraft/AML)   Please contact us with the particulars of your situation. 

        I encourage the use of fuses between power supply and TIU/Layout.  (usually  3, 4, 5 etc and use the lowest value needed)

 

 

  

 

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MTH DCS Protosound 2/3 Engine Install - Information & Pricing: (for Non-MTH G scale engines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Protosound Install List:  (Prices include complete install with high quality speaker)

 

 

Confirmed ability to install engine list: 

    - All USA Trains Diesel and Steam locomotives

    - All Aristocraft 3 axle Diesel

    - Most Aristocraft Steam locomotives

 

 

(Other engine types should be possible, but inspection of that particular engine's motor-block design will be required.)

 

Not accepting work on the following engines:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Engine Conversions:

 

 

What you get with each engine along with additional options:

Aristocraft Dash-9 (or any Aristo 3-axle diesel):    $420 total  (Additional Options are available)

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up.

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep ALL original LED lights w/LED headlight, LED ditch lights and LED reverse lights all controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.

- Ditch lights blink when horn blows.  (This can be changed to stay on constant upon request)

- Interior cab lights controlled on/off via DCS remote.

- Smoke options are available - Please email for more information

        - Smoke output matched to sound speed steps:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmQLFOmZZlo

- Retain original Track/Battery switch function.

- Original Smoke on/off switch controls smoke unit when engine operated under straight track power.

- Volume control knob is added with switches to control sound when operating engine on straight track power.  (without the two silver switches)

- Custom flywheel with metal hex shaft installed for speed control.

- Sound sample:  Default Dash-9 sound (Other options avail)

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

                   

 

         

 

 

 

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Aristocraft Mallet (2-8-8-2)   $370 total (Additional Options are available)

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system installed

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine. 

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep original Headlight, number board lights and cab lights.  (All lights controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.)

- Smoke:  Various smoke options available, please email for more information.

- Original Smoke on/off switch controls smoke unit when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Volume control is accessible through the existing hole in the bottom center of the firebox.  Used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).  

- Smoke upgrade options available:  EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION 

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

 

-  **Additional notes**

                   Many/most Mallets have some sort driveline binding, some very severe.  This can be caused by either drivers being out of quarter (due to install at factory) or

                   by drivers being loose on the axle engines and getting out of position.  If your engine has these problems it must be fixed before doing the conversion to ensure

                   long term reliability.

                    -  $35.00 - Correcting driveline binding (rework connecting rod holes) -  Mallet/Mikado Driver Quartering issues (Rod Rework)

                    -  $65.00-$100.00 - Repair loose drivers on axle ends. ((Depends on number needing work)-  Mallet/Mikado Loose Drivers (Axle/Driver Rework)

                       

 

 

SOUND SAMPLE:

 

Default sound used for the Mallet:

                        - 2:36 mins  -  Authentic N&W whistle sound

                                       - 60MB/3000kbs - 20MB/1000kbs - 7MB/400kbs

 

 

 

   Other Options: (Mallet)     

    -  Cut out every other speaker grill to allow better sound volume - $12.00 

    -  Wire second tender truck to pickup power - $20.00

 

 

 

 

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Aristocraft Mikado (2-8-2) / Pacific (4-6-2)   $370 total (Additional Options are available)

  

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up1

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep original Headlight, marker lights and cab lights.  (All lights controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.)

- Smoke:  Various smoke options are available, please email for more information.

- Original Track/Battery switch still functions unless you want battery wiring pulled.

- Original Smoke on/off switch controls smoke unit when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Volume control is accessible through the inside bottom of the fireman side between the firebox and cab.  Used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).  

 

 

-  **Additional notes on Midado**

                   Many/most Mikados have some sort driveline binding, some very severe.  This can be caused by either drivers being out of quarter (due to install at factory) or

                   by drivers being loose on the axle engines and getting out of position.  If your engine has these problems it must be fixed before doing the conversion to ensure

                   long term reliability.

                    -  $35.00 - Correcting driveline binding (rework connecting rod holes) -  Mallet/Mikado Driver Quartering issues (Rod Rework)

                    -  $35.00-$50.00 - Repair loose drivers on axle ends. -  Mallet/Mikado Loose Drivers (Axle/Driver Rework)

 

 

 

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

 

- Sound:  Default Sound:  (other options available) 

            -  Default sound  - 60MB/2100kbs (N&W J class sound file)      

 

 

   Other Options: (Mikado/Pacific)

    -  Cut out every other speaker grill to allow better sound volume - $12.00 

    -  Wire second tender truck to pickup power - $20.00

 

 

     

 

 

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USA Trains (2 axle diesels):    $385.00 - (w/two smoke units +$10.00)   

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up!

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep ALL original LED lights w/LED headlight and LED reverse lights all controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.

- Either keep original (red/green) marker lights or use MTH DCS LED ones.

- Interior cab lights controlled on/off via DCS remote.

- Optional: Smoke units (fan type only) will have matching velocity output to sound speed steps:  (Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUFTTyBFaYQ)

 

Switches:

- Sound switch becomes your Track/Battery power switch if you want your engine wired for Battery operation.  ($25.00 extra to wire for battery operation.  Includes Aristocraft compatible rear connection.  Front avail on request)

- Light switch controls remaining stock engine lights that are not powered by the DCS electronics. (if applicable)

- Smoke switch turns smoke unit on/off when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

        - Note:  If your engine does not have fan driven smoke units, the engine can be upgraded for $30.00 per smoke unit.

- Motor switch: 

            - w/PS2: DCS polarity switch (Polarity switch not needed for PS3 engines)

            - w/PS3: DCS/DCC switch

 

- Volume control will be a small potentiometer.  (Control location varies by engine type)   This is to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).  (use other knobs or locations per request)

 

- Custom flywheel installed for speed control.

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

- Sound sample:

        GP38-2:  (old PS2 sample)  Default GP38-2 sound (Current sounds will be PS3)  

        GP7 / 9:  (old PS2 sample)  Default GP7 / 9 (Current sounds will be PS3)       

 

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USA Trains SD-70:    $390 total   

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up.

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep ALL original LED lights w/LED headlight, LED ditch lights and LED reverse lights all controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.

- Interior cab lights controlled on/off via DCS remote.

- Retain original USA Trains smoke unit, but is controlled by the DCS electronics.

- Optional: Smoke units (fan type only) will have matching velocity output to sound speed steps:  (Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTKwMqX03c)

 

Switches:

- Sound switch becomes your Track/Battery power switch if you want your engine wired for Battery operation.  ($25.00 extra to wire for battery operation.  Includes Aristocraft compatible rear connection.  Front avail on request)

- Light switch controls remaining stock engine lights that are not powered by the DCS electronics. (if applicable)

- Smoke switch turns smoke unit on/off when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Motor switch: 

            - w/PS2: DCS polarity switch (Polarity switch not needed for PS3 engines)

            - w/PS3: DCS/DCC switch

 

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

- Sound sample:  *Coming soon*  (Other options avail) 

 

 

 

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USA Trains SD40-2 / any other USA Trains 3 axle diesel:    $385 total  

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 2 sound and control system

- Sound file of your choice (see samples near bottom of this section or at bottom of page)

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up!

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Headlights, Reverse lights, Interior light and Marker lights all controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.

- Blinking overhead beacon light options:

        - Retain original control with USA power board and switch

        - Control via Protosound 2 board

- Number Board light options:

        - Retain original control with USA power board and switch

        - Control via Protosound 2 board

- Interior cab lights controlled on/off via DCS remote.

- Retain original USA Trains smoke unit, but is controlled by the DCS electronics.

- Optional: Smoke units (fan type only) will have matching velocity output to sound speed steps:  (Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTKwMqX03c)

 

 

Switches:

- Sound switch becomes your Track/Battery power switch if you want your engine wired for Battery operation.  ($25.00 extra to wire for battery operation.  Includes Aristocraft compatible rear connection.  Front avail on request)

- Light switch controls remaining stock engine lights that are not powered by the DCS electronics. (if applicable)

- Smoke switch turns smoke unit on/off when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Motor switch: 

            - w/PS2: DCS polarity switch (Polarity switch not needed for PS3 engines)

            - w/PS3: DCS/DCC switch

 

- Volume control will be a small potentiometer accessible by removing the rear fan assembly on the top of the engine.  Use a small screw driver.  This is used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).  

 

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

- Sound sample:  YouTube 1080p HD (Other options avail)  SD40-2 - 20-2862-1

 

       

 

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 file - 20-2703-1

 

 

 

 

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Bachmann 2-8-0 Consolidation:    $420 total  (Does not include MTH smoke unit - Additional Options are available)

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Sound file of your choice (see samples near bottom of page)

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up!

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep original Headlight LED and tender LED.  (Both controlled by Protosound board.)

- Keep original firebox light flicker.

- Install a light in the cab controlled by the Protosound board.

 

- Smoke switch turns smoke unit on/off when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Volume control (manual) used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

- Smoke: (Options)

        - Retain original Bachmann smoke unit, but you won't have synced chuff with the sound. 

        - MTH Smoke unit available: *email for pricing* 20MB/2100kbs

- Sound:  Default sound - 68MB/3000kbs  30-1349-1

 

-  *Optional* Your engine may require modification to the brake shoe assembly to eliminate the potential for shorting.  If I see this as a problem I won't do the upgrade unless this issue is corrected. 

   

Entire brake assembly

Bars lengthened

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas the Tank Engine:    $350 total  (Add smoke for +$50.00)

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Includes installed headlight & reverse light.  (Both controlled by Protosound board.)

- Includes speaker installed

- Includes DCS/DCC switch

 

- Smoke control to adjust smoke output when engine operated under straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

- Volume control (manual) used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote).

 

- Demo video:  YouTube HD

 

 

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LGB  F7  A-B-A set:    $385 for each A-unit  +  $60 for B-unit  (Additional Options are available)

 

 

 

- Each A unit has an MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

    -  One A unit will power a speaker in that unit and the B unit. (You will have all three units providing sound output)

- Sound file of your choice (see samples near bottom of page)

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up!

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Replace original Headlights with MTH incandescent bulbs.  (controlled/automated on/off by the DCS remote.)

- Replace original Mars lights with MTH incandescent bulbs and now functions off Protosound board. *see video*

- Original cab lights, number board lights, marker lights and new added interior body lights all controlled via original LGB switch on back of A unit.

- New interior body lights added to B-unit and are controlled on and off via original LGB switch.

 

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds

- Custom flywheel added to rear power truck for speed control and proper operation. 

        - There are two options for flywheel install (please email/call for more info)               -  1) Replace motor = +$100 or 2) eliminate power to one axle=(no cost)

 

- Volume control (manual) used to control sound when operating engine on straight track power (i.e. without the TIU and remote) installed on each A unit in existing hole.

    (Bottom left round hole)

- Original four wire connector & wire used to pass sound from A unit to B unit.  (A unit that does not pass sound will have 4 wire plug removed.)

    (2 wire connector is used to pass power from A unit to B unit to A unit.  All three units will share power pickups.)

Four wire plug removed

Four wire plug remains for B unit speaker

 

- B unit retains original 2 and 4 wire plugs on both ends and can be oriented either way and still work properly. 

    (2 wire connector is used to pass power from A unit to B unit to A unit.  All three units will share power pickups.)

 

-  *Optional* Add factory LGB brush pickups on B unit so it can pickup and share power with both A units - $30.00

      (*Includes LGB brushes*  WHILE LGB BUSH SUPPLIES LAST!)

- Sound sample:  60MB/3000kbs - 33-2010-1

 

 

      

 

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LGB  2055/22552 White Pass (Three axle diesel):    $370 total  (Additional Options are available)

 

- Complete MTH DCS Protosound 3 sound and control system

- Speed calibrated to match stock MTH engine.  Now all your engines can run in the same lash-up.

- All wire disconnection points are color coded for easy reassembly.

- Keep original headlight and reverse incandescent bulbs.  (Both controlled by Protosound board.)

- Keep original Red backup LED.  (controlled/automated by Protosound board.  How it functions can depend on preference)

- Cab and number board lights controlled via Protosound board.

- Custom flywheel installed for speed control.

- Cut out excess speaker grilling.  (Let me know if you don't want this)

- Volume control and polarity switch installed in original access area.

- Speaker upgraded:  Install upgraded speaker for optimal deep realistic sounds  (2.5"

- Sound sample:  74MB/3000kbs  20-2565-1 & 20-2875-1

- *Option*  Proto-couplers installed ($30 for each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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