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Auscision "V-Set" - DCC and Sound Installation

with Lighting Modifications

Bring your V-Set to Life with a Sound Project like no OTHER.

Now available with a NEW 2018 Custom Sound Project

About the NSW "V-Set" Interurban Electric Passenger Train
The "V-sets" are a class of electric multiple units which operate in New South Wales. They consisted of 2 power cars and 2 trailing car running in a 4 car formation. The "V-sets" were delivered in 4 batches over a 19-year period from 1970 which included 8 Variation Series with a total of 246 cars built. In July 1968 the New South Wales Government Railways placed an order for the first batch 16 cars with Commonwealth Engineering. The first 4 cars entered service on the Sydney to Gosford route on 22 June 1970. All 16 cars were in service by September 1970.  These stainless steel double deck cars had many similar features to the later-built cars, including the one-piece moulded glass reinforced plastic end in royal blue & grey livery (earning them the Blue Goose nickname), semi-automatic doors, electronically controlled brakes and double-glazed windows.

From October 1977 the second batch began to enter service, with many differences from the first batch and had to operate separately from the 1970 cars, as the two types were not compatible with each other. From May 1981 the third batch started to be delivered. These cars had increased seating compared with the earlier series, up from 88 to 96 for the power cars, and from 92 to 112 for the trailers. The final batch were introduced in 1989, and they were the last carriages to be built by Comeng's Granville factory. Again, there were several changes with the most obvious being that the cars were finished in corrugated steel, instead of the previous inserted Budd fluting.

When introduced, the "V-sets" operated interurban services from Sydney Central Station, on the Main Western line, to Lithgow and Main Northern line to Newcastle. They also ran services on the South Coast Line to Kiama or Port Kembla but since January 2012, they ceased operating as they were replaced with the newer "H-Sets"

In 2005, it was revealed that first batch of V sets had some corrosion in the under-frames and were withdrawn from service. A further 6 cars have been written off after either an incident or an accident. The rest of the fleet are still in operation but are due for replacement withdrawal around  2019-2024.

The NSW "V-Set" Interurban Passenger Train from Auscision

In May 2017, Auscision released the NSW "V-Set" Interurban Electric Passenger Train which has a DCC Ready 21 Pin socket in the front car and includes a 40 x 20 speaker enclosure for fitting a speaker. The rear car also has a DCC Ready 21 Pin socket that requires a DCC decoder to operate the lights in the rear car. There is no motor in the rear car.

The model comes with Operating LED headlights & marker lights with manual override switch. There is also an operating blue guards light and ditch lights available on some versions only. In DCC all the lights will operate directional.


DCC with Sound and Light Modifications

For this installation we recommend the ESU LokSound V4.0 Sound decoder programming with sounds of a "V-Set" by DCC Solutions.

Or the LokPilot V4.0 for those not wanting sound.


Lights... Camera...Action!........with our light modification.

Typical factory lighting, all the lights will operate in the direction the loco is travelling. And some models may have switches under the loco to turn the lights on or off, but in the world of DCC who wants to stop running the loco, lift it off the track, flick a switch, put is back on the track and drive away.

No Way! ......That's not how DCC is supposed to work.


Upgraded your "V-Set" to either 4 or 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions light modification that allows you individual control of the lights using the function buttons on your DCC throttle.

4 Function Light Upgrade: Individual control of the front/rear white markers with ditch lights and red marker lights, the front and rear headlights and the guard’s door blue light.

6 Function Light Upgrade: You will have additional individual control of the front/rear ditch lights for a more prototypical light operation when running you loco plus the installation of a cab light that gently illuminates the cab detail and driver which looks fantastic.


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 Custom "V-Set" Sound Project is packed with sounds and features like no other sound offering.

Our Custom NSW  "V-Set" Sound Project now includes these new features:

Sounds of a V-Set

Including the distinctive whistling sound heard when they move off. 

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 locomotive coasts to a stop. Another situation that occurs is that once a train is up to speed when operating over
rolling countryside, the driver can coast to maintain a certain speed. By pressing the coast function button, the sound drops into coasting and remains there. Using the throttle speed control, you can now speed up or slow down the train with the sound remaining in coasting mode.
Press the function button to exit coasting and the sound will exit and return to whatever speed is set when exiting.

Working Brake

Press the Brake Function button and your locomotive will come to a stop at a much shorter distance than if you were to bring it to a stop by reducing the throttle speed. Release the brake and your locomotive will move off again or choose to have it remain stationary when the brake is released.

Working Regenerative Braking (Dynamic Brake)

Apply the Regenerative Brakes and the Prime Mover will wind down to idle while the Cooling Fans engage to assist with cooling. Reduce the throttle and the decoder's dynamic motor logic will reduce your speed faster than normal. Disengage Regenerative Braking and the primer mover will returned to it's notched speed and the fans will turn off. 

Brake Squeal on Deceleration 
Activate this function and when you reduce the throttle speed quickly your locomotive will slow up quicker than normal for a short period and you will hear the squeal of the brakes just like if you where to apply and release the brake.

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 or rail clanking, 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.

The NSW "V-Set" Custom Sound Project includes:


  • The "V-Set" Electric Drive Sound.
  • Short Blast and Playable Horns
  • Random start up and shut down sequences with the sound project remembering how it shut down to play the corresponding start up.
  • Air and Brake Release Sounds when loco moves off and stops including Brake Squeal.
  • Working Brake to bring your locomotive to a stop much quicker by applying the brake.
  • Coasting on Demand where you control the coasting.
  • Working Regenerative Braking : The prime mover winds down to idle, fans activate and brakes faster due to Dynamic Brake motor logic 
  • Random Speed Sensitive Rail Clanking or Wheel Squeal and Rail Noises when the loco moves off.
  • Brake Squeal on Deceleration: The loco slows up as the brakes squeal while driving.
  • When the loco stops after braking the compressor cuts in to fill the reservoir and will turn off when the tanks are full.
  • Stop & Drive Random Sounds including fans, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases and more!
  • Electric Fan Motor Sounds
  • Doors Opening/Closing with Guard’s Whistle
  • Optional Light Modifications to control all the lights individually for more prototypical light operation.
  • High Beam Headlight Function allowing you switch the headlights from low beam to high beam and back.
  • And more (See below for full list)
  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Auscision "V-Set" Passenger Train. 
  • Individual sounds slots and master sound volumes can be adjusted to go louder or softer to suit personal requirements.
  • Full function button remapping to suit your personal requirements.

  • DCC INSTALLATION AND LIGHT MODIFICATION OPTIONS

    Standard DCC Installation: Non sound decoders in both power cars with no lighting modifications.

    Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound V4.0 sound decoder with our Custom NSW "V-Set" 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 to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions 2 Function Power Amplifier and programmed with our new Custom NSW "V-Set" Sound Project and you will have individual control of the front/rear marker lights, front and rear headlights, front and rear ditch lights, front and rear guard’s door blue light using the function buttons on your DCC throttle.

    Here is the selection of sound and functions using the ESU V4.0 Sound Decoder

    SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS

    Ultimate Sound Installation and Light Modifications

    Function                      Description   

          0  (HEADLIGHT)          Directional Markers Lights

          1                             Reserved    

          2 (HORN)                   Long Horn

          3                             Short Horn

          4                             Regenerative Braking

          5                             Coast on Demand

          6                             Brake

          7                             Shunting Mode/Reduces Speed 50%  

          8                             Sound Start Up/Shut Down

          9                             Headlights On/Off

        10                             Guard's Blue Light

        11                             Ditch Lights On/Off

        12                             Cab Lights On/Off

        13                             All Lights Directional

        14                             Doors Opening/Closing with Guard’s Whistle

    Function                      Description   
        15                             Fan

        16                             Compressor

        17                             Brake Squeal on Deceleration

        18                             Wheel Squeal

        19                             Guard's Whistle

        20                             Volume Control (+/-) Double Key Press

        21                             Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

        22                             High Beam Headlights

        23                             Cab Door Open/Close

        24                             Prime Mover Notching RPM+

        25                             Prime Mover Notching RPM-

        26                             Air Release

        27                             Rail Joint Clanking

        28                             Disable Move 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. 
    To learn how to use these functions see the Info & Help page. All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements

    Options Available

    ESU LokSound V4.0 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom V-Set Sound Project

    ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)

    ESU LokPilot S (Non Sound Budget Decoders)

    Light Modifications