Now your train is no longer limited to locomotive sounds! The 16-bit Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder™ is the only DCC decoder to replicate railcar sounds, such as the clickety-clack, flange squeal, flat spots, generator, brake cylinders, and glad hand release.
It also includes a selection of user-adjustable horns, bells and whistles for cab cars and cabooses. For even more realism, the decoder has four Hyperlight lighting outputs for interior and exterior lights.
These universal-style decoders measure 47mm x 14mm x 8.5mm and are easy to install in N to G scales. They work with any 8-ohm speaker. For the optimal experience, use a SoundCar decoder in every third or fourth car in a consist.
The SoundCar also includes a 2-pin plug for optionally using the SoundTraxx CurrentKeeper™ to maintain sounds and lights during momentary power losses due to finicky wheel pickups and not-so-perfect track.
BIG Sound Features!
The SoundCar decoder features many new and accurate recordings, most of which can be customized to accommodate a variety of rolling stock. Furthermore, the decoder has automated sound sequences and auto-adjusting features for more realistic operation.
SoundCar Sound Effects
- Brake cylinders
- Brake squeal
- Clickety-clack: Adjustable for 2-, 4- and 6-axle cars
- Coupler clank and pin drop
- Coupler release with glad hand separation
- Flange squeal
- Flat spots
- Emergency brake valve (“big hole”): Activated when the emergency stop button is pressed
- Generators: User-adjustable for reefers and passenger cars
- Hand brake tie down and untie
- Multiple airhorns, air whistle and bells with adjustable ring rates for cab cars and cabooses
- Airhorns: Wabco E2, Nathan K5LA and Hancock air whistle
- Bells: Cast, electric and gong
- Retainer bleed-off
Consisting Made Easy
With the SoundCar, your switching sessions can be more realistic than ever! Our easy-to-use Intelligent Consisting™ lets you add and remove cars from your train without tricky programming. When the mode is activated, you can simply wave a magnet over the cars to quickly cut them in or out of the consist. Just like a brakeman with a brake club, this action is synced with a sound effect of the car’s hand brakes being tied or untied.
Brilliant Lighting Effects
The SoundCar includes four Hyperlight lighting outputs for adding interior and exterior lights. The effects can simulate interior coach lights, marker lamps, flashing rear-end devices (FRED), and more.
Select the links below to play a sound sample, and see a list of applicable prototypes and whistles/airhorns.