So having chosen your SoundPad and train packs, it's just a matter of selecting which sound effects and events you would like to add. Let's say you want to hear station staff working on the platforms, a fire engine passing close to the station and the vicar cycling on his way to St Mary's
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“One of the most exciting features of the SoundPad is the ability to layer sound upon sound with it yourself. You can integrate these amazing sounds with each other easily and seamlessly. For example, you can have a steam train pulling out of a station in an urban factory setting and setting off into the countryside, where the weather changes from sunny to a rainstorm, and it is you that are in control of creating the sounds that fit within your own layout. I am delighted with it as it has transformed the way that I am able to use my own model railway world Edge Hey & Strines”.
Carol Flavin, Locoladies
Every single SoundPad is pre-installed with a three tone announcement chime, 7 information and security platform announcements, 2 guards' whistles and 4 different weather conditions. Even with these few sound installations you can create varied and realistic sound backgrounds for your layout
In addition, you can purchase additional environments, train sound packs and sound effects. The train sound packs will never match the performance of sound-fitted locomotives but then not only are they not designed to, but a SoundPad with remote speaker and several additional train packs and sound effects doesn't cost anything like the price of a single DCC sound fitted engine! Moreover it works with analogue and digital layouts for any gauge and any situation
Our train packs do, with a little practice, allow you to match the engines' sounds to what is happening on your layout
Not only do you control which sounds are loaded to the SoundPad and when you play them, but you can also adjust the volume of each individual sound simply and easily. For example if you have added the Fire Engine sound effect but want it to sound more distant, with a couple of taps you can lower the volume and send it miles away from your railway station! And if we don't have the sound you want in our Shop on the menu above, tell us what you need and we will do our level best to generate what you need for the same price as those in the Shop