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Hello,

I've got a Hornby Class 09, but South West Digital makes a ESU sound decoder for the Class 08, but I don't know if the Class 09 sounds (almost) the same as a Class 08?

And is it correct that a ESU sound decoder from South West Digital 95 pounds costs?

Thanks a lot!

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Dear Ryan,
The 09 engines were identical to the 08s except they could go at 27 miles per hour rather than 15! They used the same English Electric 6KT diesel engines, so they would sound identical.
Can't help you over the cost of the decoder; I'm not into DCC myself.
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Oké, thanks.

@Dennis: Haven't find some sound decoder with English sound in Holland, only with some German steam sounds and diesel sounds. But I will have a better look on the internet.


Today I found a shop with Hornby stuff!
But he has only got some steam locomotives, and I found a shop in Gouda wich sell's Bachmann!
And there is another shop, somewhere underneath Eindhoven, wich sell's Hornby to, so I'll wanted to go to there by bus today (4.30 hours to drive by bus
sorry, I'm a bus fan to ), but it's better to do that by car.

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Not sure that DCC kit for British outline would be cheaper in Holland even if it was available.

Would it not be best to contact South West Digital and see if they have a distributer in Holland for this particular sound decoder?

It may well be too specialised a product to merit a distribution channel in Holland.

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there will be some digital sound chips going on to ebay in the next couple of weeks and if you speak to the bloke selling them he may! be able to set it as an 08 chip.

It all depends what sounds he has.

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 28 Aug 2006, 20:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's got to be cheaper in Holland. Why in the world would you ever want to buy it in the UK?

If you want UK sounds then you probably have to us a UK supplier. It costs a fair amount of time & money to get the correct sound bites (I think that's what they are called) from the real thing, hence the costs in a smaller market.

I would think that there is a larger world wide market for a sound decoder for a DB Class 01 than say a UK Brittania.

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Don't forget that NS had a batch of the trusty BR 350hp shunters although they were actually closer to class 11. These are produced by Roco in Ho so it would not be totally unreasonable for a sound chip to be available in the Netherlands.

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John
 
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