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As a Soundtraxx Dealer, I just today received the below notice for those of you interested in their new Bluetooth DCC sound decoders for large scale trains. I'll have to order some of these for stock and try them out.

Yes, good times are indeed here with this week’s announcement. The Blunami has come to large scale! That’s right, the BLU-4408 will be shipping soon!
SoundTraxx is pleased to announce the next entry in the Blunami line of products, the BLU-4408. The BLU-4408 is capable of handling up to 4-amps of stall current, has 8-function outputs rated at 400 mA each (great for those smoke units), and is equipped with a 3 Watt amplifier, so it will be nice and loud! This will provide you and your customers full access to all the same features of the award-winning Tsunami2, but wireless access by Bluetooth and the free iOS Blunami app.
This is great for any S, O, or G- Scale trains that your customer may want to operate wirelessly using either their DCC command station or the app. Range has been tested reliably up to 100 feet, so your customers will be able to operate anywhere around their layout! Also, consisting multiple locos in a single train has never been easier. Simply add them in and the app takes care of the rest. No more fiddling with multiple wireless throttles to consist locos together. The Blunami and the Blunami app makes this simple and fun!
BLU-4408 Part Numbers:
884609 Steam-2
885617 EMD
885618 GE
885619 ALCO
885620 Baldwin and Other Diesels
885625EMD-2
886605 Electric
MSRP $255.95
Your customers can use the Blunami app on a DCC layout, or optionally DC from the track, or a DC on-board battery – perfect for ‘dead-rail’ operations! In the past, radio or wireless control of large-scale models could be cost prohibitive, requiring your customers to buy a throttle/transmitter, a receiver, a battery, charger – and then the decoder. Now, your customers using battery power, including those running outdoors, simply purchase the battery and charger, then use the free app downloaded to an iPad or iPhone! (Android version is currently under development!)
The initial build, expected in January, is very limited due to parts procurement, so get your orders in quickly so you can be guaranteed to have some on your shelf.
Taking Orders Now!
For more information on the Blunami, be sure to check out www.soundtraxx.com/blunami and the Blunami videos on our YouTube channel.
Operators are standing by!!
 

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So the Blunami has been out for some time.

Shipping issues, ostensibly parts problems.

Now the large scale one is (re)announced.

Let us know when they are really in stock. I waited 6 years for the large scale Tsunami after it was announced.

I have some of the BlueRail principals in our local club, and it's a good solution you have seen me suggest on this forum.

Greg
 

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It will be helpful to have this option, but I have a sour taste from SoundTraxx with their DCC decoders not handling NMRA voltages, and not handling continuous amps as implied.

But they are very popular in smaller scales. I'd stick with the BlueRail product and add the decoder of my choice.

Greg
 
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