Pictures with sound ? is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.

Do you think its a good idea?

  • Yes

    Votes: 8 44.4%
  • No

    Votes: 8 44.4%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • No opinion

    Votes: 1 5.6%

  • Total voters


Southern Railway lives on
I voted no and here's why. if you don't have high speed connection it takes fore-ever to load.



Adding sounds does add a whole new dimension.

Even better than one photo with sound is a slideshow with sound, such as one using the ProShow system. They create a whole new dimension to your photos.

However, due to the high bandwidth requirements, and resulting costs, I won't be offering that option here any time soon. Obviously you're welcome to post links to sound files and videos hosted elsewhere.


Railroad Photographer
Didn't take long with my computer. I'd suggest adding a note near the photos saying opening them would also open a suitable sound. Perhaps a separate button to hear the sound - make it optional.

I've surfed onto websites a few times and was greeted by a blast of a horn or other loud train noise that startled me, especially if I had left the sound volume up high from a previous use. I have two small speakers next to my monitor and a large one on the floor, so some sounds can get pretty loud.

Don't need to be scared out of my seat! On sites like that I usually just bail out and forget about them. The site owners may think they are clever, but to me they are just annoying.


Registered Member
Staff member
Well other than being a Nay sayer I'll suggest optional sound selection is the way to go. I do have high speed internet but however downloading Apple Quicktime into my PC is not something I'll be doing for a long time to come. (Once was enough)
Having said that, any site where there are requirements I just move on to another.

Cheers Willis


Stay off the tracks!
I prefer not to have unexpected noises coming out of my computer... I surf at work and while that isn't a problem, it's also not a good idea to make it too obvious.


Active Member
Seems that most people voted NO. Well, I removed
the sound byte from Triage LACHINE Yard
due to the bandwith it required but I left the other one
for Chambly because I think it matches the pictures
very well.

Also at the bottom of the page there's an icon to PLAY, PAUSE or STOP
the sound byte.....

Also, there's no Horn sound etc.. just the "roll by" of a freight train
has depicted by the pictures...


Thanks for the input.
Last edited by a moderator:


Pennsy Tuscan Red Blood
I say yes to the optional sound part of it...
But enough about sound
MAN!,how about those covered hoppers. They are weatherd great. I love 'em.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.