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PlayStation Br 146, Br 185.2 And Br 185.5 Noise Levels

Discussion in 'Technical Reports' started by Mat_Jam_Ca, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Mat_Jam_Ca

    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    Why are the BR 146 and BR 185.2 so loud on MSB for electric locomotives and why is the BR 185.5 on RRO so quiet?

    First time playing RRO today and the BR 185.5 is so pleasant in the cab compared to the din made by the BR 146 and BR 185.2.

    I just assumed the BR 146 and BR 185.2 were noisy trains (despite being electric) yet the BR 185.5 suggests they needn’t be so loud.
     
  2. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    I’ve often wondered this. I can’t imagine them being as loud as they are represented. If they were the drivers would need ear defenders.
     
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    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    It seems most of the noise on these locos is the fan to cool the traction system. The fan can be switched off on the control desk.
     

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