IDR Models NSW 70 Class
DCC Sound Installation with Stay Alive
Now available with a NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project
including "Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature
About the NSW 70 Class Locomotive
The NSW 70 class were a class of diesel-hydraulic locomotives built by Commonwealth Engineering, Granville for the New South Wales Government Railways in 1960-61. They were ordered to replace steam locomotives at Port Kembla. Only 10 units were built with the first locomotive, 7001, entering service on the 15th of August 1960 and the last to enter service, 7010, on the 11th of May 1961.
The 70 Class were a very different type of locomotive. They were diesel-hydraulic rather than diesel-electric. But the most obvious difference was they were of an 0-6-0 design, rather than a more conventional Bo-Bo or Co-Co wheel arrangement. Their light axle load was specified to allow them to work on the industrial branch and wharf lines in Port Kembla (Near Wollongong, NSW) where they would spend most of their working life around that area. They were also seen shunting around other yards in Sydney including Darling Harbour and Chullora while occasionally used as passenger trains. The 70 class had been found to travel as far as Casino in northern NSW.
On 10th February 1984, 7009 was taken out of service and sent to Eveleigh Railway Workshops with 7008 following on 21st June and 7002 on 13th August, all three were officially withdrawn. Then on the 12th November 1984, the 73 class took over all shunting and transfer duties at Port Kembla, resulting in only 3 of the 70 class locos to remain operational. On 10th September 1986, loco 7010 last operated and 7006 stopped the following day, bringing an end to the NSW 70 class in operation.
Two of the 70 class locos are preserved, 7007 and 7010 with 7006 and 7008 being preserved-operational.
DCC with Sound, Light Modifications and Stay Alive
In September 2018, IDR Models released the NSW 70 Class Locomotive, which includes an 8 Pin socket for fitting a DCC decoder.
In DCC, the Headlights and Marker Lights will operate directional.
For this installation, we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our remastered Custom Sound Project for the 70 Class or the LokPilot 5 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound
Here at DCC Solutions, we offer a light modification to separate the headlights, white and red marker lights for individual DCC control to provide more prototypical lighting operation when running your 70 Class model.
The installation of the DCCS PowerPlus Stay Alive is highly recommended, enabling uninterrupted performance at super slow speeds, especially travelling through insulfrog points.
The DCC Solutions NSW 70 Class Custom Sound Project is packed with
sounds and features not found on other sound decoders
or even the supplied factory fitted sound
So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions
Our Custom Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:
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 can be controlled independently by adjusting the speed on the throttle, so this can simulate a hard-working locomotive. This exciting feature gives the operator the ability to have the loco crawling in notch 8 or coasting at 100 km/h along the track. 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 or sound from other providers will not stop your loco at speed step 0 with the drive hold switched on, which can damage your model because you ran into something.
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, the sound will return to the speed that's set when exiting.
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. The brake can also be used while driving to slow the locomotive up.
Brake Squeal on Deceleration
Activate this function and when you reduce the throttle speed, your locomotive will begin braking and slow up quicker as you continue to lower the throttle speed, and you will hear the squeal of the brakes. Accelerating will release the brakes.
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.
While the factory fitted sound will only offer you 1-2 random sounds, DCC Solutions will have up to 10 random sounds that will play when either the loco is stopping or moving, to create even more realism to running your model.
And includes all these great features to make your IDR Models 70 Class drive and sound impressive
Caterpillar D397 Turbo NSW 70 Class Custom Built Sound Project
Random Start-up sequences, including Automatic Hot or Cold Engine Starts.
NSWGR WABCo A/B Series playable and short blast horn
Air and Brake Release Sounds when loco moves off and stops, including Brake Squeal.
When the loco stops after braking, the compressor cuts in to fill the reservoir and will turn off when the tanks are full.
Speed sensitive Wheel Squeal and Rail Noise when the loco moves off.
Full Throttle Drive Hold - Lock the loco speed and control the sound independently to simulate a heavy loaded or empty train
Coasting On Demand
Working Brake to bring your locomotive to a stop even when Full Throttle Drive Hold is active, unlike other ESU sound files.
Directional Coupling and Release with brake line release plus auto active shunting mode to reduce the speed of the loco.
Stop & Drive Random Sounds including, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases and more!
Brake Squeal on deceleration and off on acceleration.
And more (See below for full list)
Optional light modifications for individual light control for more prototypical operation.
Low Beam/High Beam Headlight
Play 10 different sounds simultaneously.
Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the IDR 70 Class Locomotive Model.
Slow Speed performance, perfect for shunting
Individual sounds slots and master sound volumes can be adjusted by the user to suit personal requirements.
Full 28 function button remapping to suit your personal requirements
DCC Solution's High Performance Dynamic Speaker producing fantastic sound.
DCC PowerPlus Stay Alive providing uninterrupted performance at slow speeds, especially travelling through insulfrog points.
DCC INSTALLATION OPTIONS
Standard DCC Installation: ESU Non-sound decoder
Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom NSW 70 Sound Project with a Stay Alive
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: ESU LokSound 5 programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom NSW 70 Class Sound Project, Stay Alive plus upgrade to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Light Modification to separate the headlights and marker lights for individual DCC control.
DCC Solutions SOUND and FUNCTION Labels
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification using the ESU LokSound 5
F1 Drive Hold - Full Throttle
F3 High Beam Headlight
F5 Coasting On Demand
F7 Brake Squeal on Deceleration
F8 Prime Mover Start Up/Shut Down
F9 Front White Markers
F10 Rear Red Markers
F11 Rear White Markers
F12 Front Red Markers
F13 Directional Markers Lights
F14 Reserved - For Light Mods
F17 Coupling /Uncoupling + DCCS Shunting Mode
F18 Wheel Squeal
F19 Guard's Whistle
F20 Sanding Valve
F21 Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%
F22 Front Headlight
F24 Spitter Valves
F25 Manual Notching
F26 Notch Up / Short Air Release
F27 Notch Down / Cab Door
F28 Rail Clank
Note: The above functions are for the LokSound 5 Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Premium Custom Sound Installation with Stay Alive Device
The functions and sounds will be different from any standard generic ESU Sound Files or other Sound Decoders. To learn how to use these functions, see the Info & Help page.
All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements.