Austrains 35 Class 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive
Now available with a NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project including the "Full Throttle - Heavy Load" feature. Also suitable for Bergs and DJH Models
By the early 1940's, 35 Class locomotives were generally sharing the working of the major expresses with the 36 Class, and were still being used occasionally on the Newcastle Express. With the 36 class (and then the 38 Class) taking over mainline passenger traffic the 35 class was eventually confined essentially to the North Coast and Main North lines north of Gosford working both passenger and freight trains. All remaining members of the class were based at Broadmeadow Depot until replaced by diesels in the 1950's. The first was withdrawn in February 1959 and the last was withdrawn in August 1968. Only 3526 was preserved.
Locomotive 3526 was withdrawn from service in 1967 and was the only one retained for preservation. In 1967 the locomotive was painted blue with heavy white lining and was used on enthusiast tour trains until 1973. A subsequent re-paint by the RTM (with NSWGR assistance) in 1971 saw the locomotive gain a livery of deep blue with gold (yellow) lining. The locomotive arrived at Thirlmere in 1975 under its own steam, and did not run again until 2004 following a major restoration in which it was once again returned to its original livery of unlined black.
DCC with Sound and Light Modifications
The Austrains 35 Class was released in July 2008 with QSI sound and non sound versions for DCC operation. The non sound versions were DCC ready with an 8 Pin Socket for easily fitting a DCC decoder however there is an issue with the wiring and it needs to be corrected before you can install a decoder to avoid damaging the decoder. The locomotive and tender have wheel pick-ups. A front working LED headlight is included.
For this installation we recommend the "NEW" ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our remastered version 5 Custom Sound Project for the 35 Class including sounds from 3526 or the LokPilot V4.0 (No Sound) for those not interested in sound
We can offer several options of DCC installations for this model to suit all budgets and can supply the decoders only for the DIY installers.
New Headlight Operation
We have modified the headlight operation to resemble prototypical operation of a real steam locomotive where the light generator controls the operation rather than the light function. No more turning off the sound and the light stays on waiting for you to turn it off.
Also, added are:
* Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive. Bring the loco to a stop and the headlight will return to dim.
* Low Beam Front Headlight when reversing is also available.
Tender Marker Lights
Here at DCC Solutions we can install some white and red marker lights to the tender to really enhance the model when running light or shunting.
This allows light engine running with the front headlight on and rear red markers. White markers for running in reverse.
The DCC Solutions Custom NSWGR 35 Class Sound Project for the ESU LokSound 5 is packed with sounds and features to have your model sounding just like a real steam locomotive.
Our NSWGR 35 Class Custom Sound Project now includes some new features:
Cold and Hot Start Up Sequences
Select the Cold Start Up and you will activate the cold boiler preheat long start to hear the water being pumped into the boiler, the light of a match to start the fire, sound of the fire crackling, coal shovelling and the sounds of the pressure building up to reach the correct level before commencing to move off. Now that's something you won't hear from other sound decoders!
Select the Hot Start Up and you will activate the hot boiler quick start to skip the preheat assuming the correct boiler pressure is almost reached.Shut down your 36 Class and the sound just doesn't stop. Steam releases and other sounds will be heard as the locomotive shuts down.
Full Throttle – Drive Hold
This feature allows you to simulate a hard-working loaded train by pressing the F1 function button. When the button is pressed, the motor will remain at a constant speed, while the sound changes into an intense chuff so this can simulate a hard-working steam locomotive. This exciting, new feature gives the operator the ability to have the train crawling along the track while producing an intense chuff. Release the Drive Hold function button and you simply go back to throttle-controlled speed, motion and sound. Available only from DCC Solutions, our Drive Hold will stop your loco when you reduce the speed to zero even while the function is still active. Your ESU factory sound will not stop your loco at speed step 0 with the drive hold on.
Coasting on Demand
This feature allows you to enter coasting mode whenever you want with a press of a button. The loco will enter the coasting mode and remain in coasting until you turn it off regardless of changes in the speed. Experiment with turning it on and off while the loco is moving at speed to hear the sound changes of a steam locomotive when you want. With this feature you can have your model sounding like a steam locomotive.
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.
Prototypical Headlight Operation
We have also modified the headlight operation to resemble prototypical operation.
In the past you would have turned off the sound (Pressing F8) and all the sounds including the generator would stop playing but your headlight would remain on and you would have to turn it off separately. Well not anymore...
Press the headlight button (F0) to turn on the generator. The headlight won't turn on until enough power has been generated to turn the light on dimmed. While the generator is on the headlight stays on. If you press F8 to shut down and turn the loco sound off which will include the generator then the headlight will also turn off even if you haven't turned the headlight off itself using the headlight button.
Also, added are:
- Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive. Bring the loco to a stop and the headlight will return to dim.
- Low Beam Front Headlight when reversing is also available.
- Selectable high to low beam while driving.
- Playable with varying starts and ends to the whistle.
- Three additional versions of the playable whistle
- A reversing whistle
- NSWGR 3526 recorded steam sounds
- Cold Boiler Start Up Sequence including boiler water fill, fire up sequence, boiler pressure reached before moving off
- Optional Quick Hot Start Up Sequence - Straight to waiting for boiler pressure to be reach before moving off
- Full Throttle Heavy Load - Lock the loco speed and control the chuff sound independently to simulate a hard-working steam locomotive
- Coasting On Demand
- Working Brake
- Brake squeal on deceleration and turns off on acceleration
- NSWGR 35 Class Whistle with variations including a reversing whistle
- NSWGR 35 Class Compressor
- Playable Stop Sounds including boiler/steam sounds, safety values, blower and more
- Random Drive Sounds including track squeal, compressor, injectors, coal shovelling, and more
- Individual Coupling and Release Options depending on the locomotive's direction with shunting mode
- Water filling tender sounds
- Generator controlled Headlight. The headlight is controlled by the generator sound
- Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive and returning to a dim state at stop
- Optional low beam headlight when reversing or while driving.
- Guard's Whistle
- Wheel Squeal and Rail Clanking
- Can play up to 10 different sounds simultaneously
- Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Austrains 35 Class Locomotive Model
Standard DCC Installation: Non sound decoder with no lighting modifications.
Standard Sound Installation: An alternative brand of sound decoder with no light modifications.
Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder programmed with the DCC Solutions NSWGR 35 Class Custom Sound Project.
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder programmed with the DCC Solutions NSWGR 35 Class Custom Sound Project and installed LEDs for operating the rear red and white marker lights on the tender.
SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS
Premium Sound Installation
0 (HEADLIGHT) Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Off_STOP-Dim
1 Drive Hold - Heavy Load
2 (WHISTLE) Playable Whistle
3 Low Beam Headlight while driving
4 Cylinder Steam Release
5 Coasting On Demand
7 Brake Squeal on Deceleration
8 Boiler Start Up Sound On/Off/Mute
9 Directional Rear Marker Lights [Optional]
10 Rear Red Markers [Optional]
11 Rear White Markers [Optional]
12 Reserved (Light Mods)
13 Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Dim_STOP-Dim
14 Reserved (Light Mods)
17 Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode
18 Wheel Squeal
19 Guard's Whistle
21 Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%
22 Headlight On/Off (No Generator for Silent Running)
23 Tender Water Fill
25 Safety Valves
26 Coal Shovelling
27 Rail Clank
28 Reversing Whistle
ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom NSWGR 35 Class Sound Project
ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)
Alternative brands of Sound and Non Sound Decoders of your choice.
DCC Solutions upgraded Light Modifications
Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations