I have been adding sound to my RDC and Doodlebigger and now that I am on the electronics kick I want to revisit a point of frustration. Years ago I bought a used Bachmann 3 truck Shay with factory sound. I also have the new version of the Climax with factory sound. These are both soundtraxx systems that are designed for DCC but I use DC track power. I would like to turn up the volume on both of these units as well if that is possible without a DCC control?
What bothers me is when the train hits spotty track and the sound cuts out for a second or 2. It really bugs me that the sound just stops when reversing direction to grab some cars out of a siding.
I don’t know why Bachmann didn’t put in a current keeper when setting these fine locos up but they didn’t. Tsunami/soundtraxx makes current keepers for the smaller scales that plug right in to the boards but not for G, plus I do not see where the plug would go on the board if they did. I have the Shay apart right now.
Does any one know if I can add a current keeper, battery or capacitors to the Soundtraxx board and if so is there a diagram that shows the wiring?