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Auscision 46 Class DCC Sound Installation

with Lighting Modifications

46 Class Now Available From Auscision

DCC Decoders Now Available From DCC Solutions


About the NSWGR 46 Class

The 46 class were a class of mainline electric locomotive built by Metropolitan-Vickers and its partner Beyer, Peacock and Company in England for the New South Wales Government Railways between 1956 and 1958 with a total of 40 locomotives delivered and the first entering service on 25th June 1956. The locomotives were built at Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees, North East England with electrical equipment supplied by  Metropolitan-Vickers from its Trafford Park and Sheffield plants. Metropolitan-Vickers drew on experience gained from its earlier British Railways class 76 and 77 electric locomotives.

The locomotives were purchased as part of the electrification of the Main Western line over the Blue Mountains from Penrith to Bowenfels. They hauled passenger services from Sydney Central including from 1970 the Indian Pacific and freight services from Rozelle and Enfield yards.

From January 1960 they also began to operate to Gosford following the electrification of the Main Northern line. This was later extended to Broadmeadow and Newcastle in June 1984.

From 1968 they hauled coal services from Glenlee Colliery on the Main South line and from January 1986 began to operate to Port Kembla following the Illawarra line being electrified.

DCC with Sound and Light Modifications
In February 2015, Auscision released the 46 Class electric locomotive which includes a 21 Pin socket for easily fitting a DCC decoder plus two speaker enclosures that suits a 20x40mm speaker. There are micro switches on the internal circuit board of the model for turning lights on/off in DC. The fault with that is every time you want to turn the lights on/off you have to remove the body and who really wants to do that while running the loco. Also it appears the headlight on this model is extremely dim, not bright at all, so we have changed it with a more brighter tiny SMD LED to make the headlight more noticeable.
For this sound installation we recommend the DCC Solutions Custom NSWGR 46 Class Sound Project for the ESU LokSound V4.0.
For a non sound installation we recommend the LokPilot V4.0.
Alternatively you may wish to choose the ESU Select Sound Decoder (with ESU Generic Electric Sound) or the TCS non sound decoder.
We can supply the decoders/speakers only for the DIY installer. 

We have tweaked the motor control of the ESU decoder to provide super slow smooth speeds at steps 1-8 of 128 (Speed step 1 of 28) which is perfect for shunting operations allowing the loco to move ever so slowly towards its rolling stock. Also for those wanting the locomotive to move off slowly and build up speed like the prototype. You will be impressed with the smooth slow speed motor control.

Here at DCC Solutions we offer a light modification for the 46 Class for a more prototypical light operations.

We will separate the headlights, white markers and red marker lights for a more prototypical operation so you don’t have to remove the loco body to turn lights on and off if not in use. Each pair of front and rear marker lights can be controlled individually or directionally as well as the front and rear headlights. That allows for no rear red marker lights to be on or directional lights coming on in reverse when the loco is carrying a load behind it.

The option of replacing the headlight LEDs for a brighter light is also available.

Factory Lighting

1) Front Headlight, White Markers and Rear Red Markers on/off when travelling forward with the headlight button.

2) Rear Headlight, White Markers and Front Red Markers on/off when travelling in reverse with the headlight button.

DCC Solutions Lighting

For an upgrade to 6 Function Standard Light Modification we can separate the lights as follows:

1) Front Headlight - on/off directionally with the headlight button

2) Rear Headlight - on/off directionally with the headlight button

3) Front White Markers - on/off with 1 function

4) Front Red Markers - on/off with 1 function

5) Rear White Markers - on/off with 1 function

6) Rear Red Markers - on/off with 1 function

Also included is a Low Beam to High Beam Headlight Function. The headlight will operate at low beam as default and by pressing a function button you toggle between low and high beam headlights. Marker Lights will always remain at a constant brightness level.

The DCC Solutions 46 Class Custom Sound Project is packed with sounds and features!

The DCC Solutions NSWGR 46 Class Custom Sound Project includes:

Two new features have been added to our Custom Sound Project. Coasting on demand and a working Independent Brake.

Coasting on Demand 

This feature allows you to enter coasting mode whenever you want with a press of a button.Often when coming to a stop, the throttle of a real locomotive is put into Idle and the engineer coasts to a stop. Another situation that occurs is that once a train is up to speed when operating over
rolling terrain, the engineer can coast to maintain a certain speed. By pressing the coast function button, the sound drops from wherever you are to idle and remains there. Using the throttle speed control, you can now speed up or slow down the train with the sound remaining constant, at idle.
Press the function button to exit coasting and the sound will exit idle and return to whatever speed is set when exiting.

Independent Brake

Simply press the Independent Brake Function button and your loco will come to a stop at a much short distance than if you were to bring the loco to a stop by reducing the speed throttle.Press the function button to release the brake and your loco will move off again or remain stationary if you want

As well as:

Random Start-up sequences with Move Off and Stopping Sounds

Now with random start-up sequences your start up and shut down will not always sound the same.

As your locomotive begins to move off you will hear the sounds of brakes releasing with random speed activated wheel squeal, rail noises and other sounds. Some of these sounds are random or speed sensitive that will turn on/off automatically depending on your take off speed. When the locomotive comes to a stop you will hear the squeal of the brakes, air releases and then the compressor will cut in automatically to fill the reservoirs with air until full and will cut out. F28 allows you to disable and enable these sounds.

The NSW 46 Class Custom Sound Project includes all theses great features:

  • 46 Class Electric Drive Sound
  • 46 Class Short Blast and Playable Horn.
  • Random Start-up sequences
  • Manual Engine Notching
  • Air and Brake Release Sounds when loco moves off and stops
  • When the loco stops after braking the compressor cuts in to fill the reservoir and will turn off when the tanks are full
  • Wheel squeal and rail noise when the loco moves off which automatically stops with increased speed
  • Regenerative Braking - Turn it on then reduce the throttle to active, increase the throttle to deactivate
  • Coasting On Demand
  • Working Brake
  • Electric Fan Motor Sounds
  • Stop & Drive Random Sounds including fans, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases
  • Coupling and Release with brake line release (Direction CV48 Selectable)
  • Pantograph up and down sounds
  • Guard's Whistle
  • And more (See below for full list)
  • Optional light modification for 6 function individual light control
  • Low beam/High beam Headlights
  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Auscision 46 Class Locomotive Model.
  • Individual sound volumes can be adjusted by the user to suit personal requirements.


Standard DCC Installation: Non sound decoder with no lighting modifications.

Standard Sound Installation: ESU Select decoder with ESU factory generic sound. No lighting modifications.

Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound V4.0 sound decoder with our Custom NSWGR 46 Class Sound Project. No lighting modifications.

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: ESU V4.0 sound decoder and we can separate the lights on this model by upgrading the ESU 21 Pin Decoder (4 Functions) to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions 2 Function Power Amplifier and programmed with our new Custom 46 Class Sound Project and you will have individual control of the front/rear white marker lights, front/rear red marker lights, front and rear headlights using the function buttons on your DCC throttle. Traditional directional lighting also included,

Here is the selection of sounds and functions available using the ESU V4.0 sound decoder with our 46 Class Custom Sound Project which includes the light modifications.


For the Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification

Function                   Description   
      0  (Headlight)             Headlights - Low Beam (On/Off Directional)

      1                             46 Class Short Blast Horn

      2  (Horn)                   46 Class Long Playable Horn

      3                             Coupling (REV)/Uncoupling (FWD) CV48 Selectable

      4                             Regenerative Braking

      5                             Coasting On Demand

      6                             Brake

      7                             Shunting Mode/Reduces Speed 50%               

      8                             Electric Drive Sound On/Off/Mute

      9                             Front White Markers (On/Off)

     10                            Rear Red Markers (On/Off)

     11                            Rear White Markers (On/Off)

     12                            Front Red Markers (On/Off)

     13                            Directional Marker Lights

     14                            Short Air Release

Function                   Description   
    15                             Electric Motor Fan

    16                             Compressor

    17                             Manual Brake Set/Release On/Off

    18                             Wheel Flange Squeal

    19                             Guard’s Whistle

    20                             Five Step Volume Control (+/-)

    21                             Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%  

    22                             High Beam Headlight

    23                             Pantograph (Up)

    24                             Sanding Valves

    25                             Pantograph (Down)

    26                             Front Headlight (On/Off)

    27                             Rear Headlight (On/Off)

    28                             Disable Start Off and Stopping Sounds

Note: The above functions are for the LokSound V4.0 Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Premium Custom Sound Installation with Light Modification. 
The functions and sounds will be different for the LokSound Select Decoder. To learn how to use these functions see the Info & Help page. 
All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements

DCC Options Available 

ESU LokSound V4.0 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom 46 Class Sound Project

ESU LokSound Select Sound Decoder programmed with ESU generic sound file

ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)

TCS 21 Pin Non Sound Decoder

Light Modification for individual light operation

Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations