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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#1 Posted : 17 September 2021 18:58:50(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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I just received a bunch of used cars that I found on the internet but I was wondering if some one could help me with this car (see attached pic above) which has electronic components inside and picks up current from the track. I have not a clue what it is used for, can anyone help?
Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 17 September 2021 19:22:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Puttputtmaru Go to Quoted Post


I just received a bunch of used cars that I found on the internet but I was wondering if some one could help me with this car (see attached pic above) which has electronic components inside and picks up current from the track. I have not a clue what it is used for, can anyone help?


It is not something I am aware of. It does look rather home made, but could have been done to provide sound for a loco.

What happens of you try to run it?

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Offline DaleSchultz  
#3 Posted : 17 September 2021 19:39:39(UTC)
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my guess it is a sound unit of some sort. The numbers on the big chip may reveal more but a simple test will probably provide the answer. If nothing happens rip it out and chuck it.
Dale
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#4 Posted : 17 September 2021 19:39:50(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post


It is not something I am aware of. It does look rather home made, but could have been done to provide sound for a loco.

What happens of you try to run it?



I just received it at my office, I will have to try it out to see. If it is home made it looks pretty good to my humble skills.
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Offline mike c  
#5 Posted : 18 September 2021 16:59:57(UTC)
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UPDATED

It looks like a 4411. I would need to see photos of the car from different angles.
Can you post some additional photos, including the car number?

I am trying to remember what the circuit for the 1970's Maerklin sound module looked like.
Item numbers were 7213 (speaker), 7214, 7215 (controller), 7216, 7217
https://www.picclickimg....öser-Signalhorn.jpg

You needed the various items to either manually activate or control it by track location.

Regards

Mike C

Edited by user 20 September 2021 15:59:59(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline pederbc  
#6 Posted : 18 September 2021 17:41:08(UTC)
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Isn’t it a bit of an overkill to just light a red taillight? Or is it more?

Peder
Offline Puttputtmaru  
#7 Posted : 18 September 2021 18:25:08(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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Originally Posted by: pederbc Go to Quoted Post
Isn’t it a bit of an overkill to just light a red taillight? Or is it more?

Peder


There is a speaker (black tube). Did not get a chance to test it yet, too much on my plate this week-end.
Offline mike c  
#8 Posted : 20 September 2021 16:02:09(UTC)
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You need the appropriate activation device to make the horn sound. See my post above (updated) where I have included new links after the one that I originally posted was blocked.
If you need more info, I can be reached locally at the number for my business, Club Service International

Regards

Mike C
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Offline Puttputtmaru  
#9 Posted : 20 September 2021 16:05:30(UTC)
Puttputtmaru

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Thanks for the help guys, I decided that it was not worth the trouble to go further with this, I will use the car as is without the electronics.

I bought the lot to practice weathering cars, the price was right. I was just curious.
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