Mute the Sound
Exhaust Chuff, Snifter Valve
Using Your Tsunami Digital Sound Decoder
Your SoundTraxx Tsunami has been shipped with all CVs pre-programmed so you can begin using your locomotive immediately without having to worry about what adjustments to make. Function Assignments are as follows:
Steam Decoders Function Key
While these are the default settings, you may wish to make changes to the function mapping later. For now, simply set your controller to Locomotive 3, place the locomotive on the mainline and away you go! Now that you have control of your decoder, let’s see what happens!
Turn on the Lights
Press F0 on your cab to turn on the Headlight. As you turn on the headlight, the dynamo will ‘spool up’ in an accelerating whine until it reaches full power, when it will sound more like a soft buzz – can’t have lights without turning on the generator now can you? Reverse locomotive direction and the headlight turns off as the backup light turns on.
If you have wired your Tsunami decoder for Functions 5 and/or 6, pressing these keys will activate these effects. While waiting on a siding, you can press F7 to dim the headlight for an oncoming train.
Ring the Bell
Engineers are required to ring the bell during yard movement. To ring the bell, press F1 on your cab. This is an on/off function, i.e. once on, the bell will continue to ring until you turn it off. Press F1 again to turn it off.
Tsunami Steam Sound User’s Guide