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Has anyone used MRC's Loco Genie: Loco Genie<sup>TM</sup>
Can usually find them for about $45.00

I installed one in a Bachmann On30 2-6-0 and was quite pleased with it.

Installing their diesel sound one in a bashed Athearn SW1500.

It does come with sound. Not the greatest sound, but not the worst.

I do take it a step further and use a LiPo battery instead of track power.
 

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My concern would be the quality of the decoder. There DC transformers where well made. The DCC decoders were not up to par with other brands. They had a high failure rate for a while. They might have improved in the last few years but I have up on the decoders and went with other brands.
 

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So far I haven't had any problems, but if anything happens I'll share it. Not overly thrilled with the sound. Maybe a different speaker might work better. But, I didn't use the Loco Genie for sound, but for the ease of installation especially since I use BPRC. And, it comes with its own throttle.
 

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If sound quality is the issue try using baffle on the speaker. It's a little enclosure for the back of the speaker. I have had these make a big difference. Also the direction the speaker is aimed my make a difference.
 
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