For this project, I was asked to remove the Phoenix PB11 V6 Sound card from a Bachman Big Hauler, and transplant it into a Bachman boxcar. –
the next version is similar only the sound card is being transplanted into a Bachmann Baggage car.
here’s what the electronics looked like in the Tender of the Locomotive.
after some work, of making a custom speaker mounting, and cutting a speaker grate in the floor, then adding the chuff reed switch and reed switch to activate the whistle, then mounting power pickups to the wheels.
the boxcar now sounds like a locomotive and is designed to be dragged behind a non-sound steam locomotive.
Here are the power pickups and the chuff sensor
here’s a view of the electronics installed in the boxcar, I changed the speaker out simply because of the mounting.
Then finally, a video, I’m moving the boxcar by hand, then I open the doors to show that the electronics are not easily visible. the most complicated part was powering the sound card.