Sounds good – audio effects for layouts

layout soundsWe’ve had sound in locomotives but what about sound in your buildings? 
A few weeks back I wrote about a low-cost technique for adding sound to locomotives. Since then I’ve been exploring further with sound and come across this tip which I just had to share with you.

What do you think? It’s a novel idea and in the right places around a layout would make a world of difference.

Would you use these on your layout? I’m certainly considering it and would love to hear from anyone who has done this.

Update: There’s a link in the video to the US supplier for these but they are also available for import via eBay here. 

Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

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