A little while ago we had a debate over sound. Well I spent today operating a large O gauge layout for a friend who's a member at my club, and he had a sound box with whistle, 2nd whistle, brake squeal, and station announceent (although apparently this was inGeran so he didn't wire it in). It's made by Busch.
Anyway, to me, it was really great, and I now have the urge to add sound - I think it could work well in a small area. So my question is how do I put sound on the railway? Do I record these things onto CD and play them, or should I get something like this:
http://www.modelrectifier.com/search/pr ... sp?ID=1649
The only thing that's putting me off (besides the rather hefty price) is the fact that I would be paying for the fact it's syncronised. I can see this being an issue on steam engines but not really diesel - I think just a general rumble would be better.
So what I was thinking was have 3 or 4 portable CD players, wired up the mains (could I use one plug?), with all their headphones going to two speakers on each side of the layout. Then I can press CD one track one and that could be diesel rumble etc.
Anyone have any other ideas? How about using a laptop?