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Dynamo Steam Effects in VISION Line Challengers

Many people have asked, "What exactly is a dynamo?" and "What are the Dynamo Steam Effects?"

The dynamo is a generator for providing the electricity in the locomotive. The dynamo is located on top of the boiler, and when active, has a stream of steam emanating, accompanied with a distinctive whining sound.

For our new VISION Line Challenger locomotives, we will be adding sound and "steam" to this dynamo feature to deliver this effect. When the Loco "starts up" the sounds of a dynamo will be produced (whine) and the smoke will emanate from the dynamo steam exit (stream).