• Dimitrios Paleocrassas


    A nice review. I just wanted to point out the sound you are after (thyristors on start) is for a BR 182 taurus (or Rh 1016/1116); your model’s sound is correct since it is the 2nd gen taurus BR 183 (Rh 1216) which doesn’t have the “musical” thyristors on start.

    For your information Fleischmann don’t implement the BR 182 thyristor start up sound correctly; it doesn’t sync with slow speed correctly and also the tone of the locomotive should change at higher speeds. Also you hear thyristors scaling down in sound in the prototype when coming to a halt. Sadly when they will fix this sound project I don’t know since I have a few first gen taurii from them. If someone will get a project with proper sound done for the Zimo decoders I’d be very happy.

    The only companies who do the sound correctly with other makes of decoders is Nusser-Modell and Krois Modell. I have managed to hear one of these makes in action on you tube and sounded fantastic.


    • Thanks a lot for your detailed comment Dimitrios!
      I must admit I am not a sound purist myself, but I am glad some pay attention to details for the rest of us.

  • A nice review of the model. I received one as a farewell gift from my previous department one year ago but have not had the chance to test it. I had a ÖBB Rh1116 which comes with the Fleischmann startset. It sounds great though

    • Thanks Jimmy, those Fleischmann engines do sound great!

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