IDR Models NSW 70 Class DCC Sound Installation with Stay Alive
Now available with our NEW Remastered
ESU LokSound 5 Custom Sound Project with the "Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.
ESU LokSound 5 Custom Sound Project
DCC Solutions is recommended by IDR Models for Sound
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 10 February 1984, 7009 was taken out of service and sent to Eveleigh Railway Workshops with 7008 following on 21 June and 7002 on 13 August, all three were officially withdrawn. On 12 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 10 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.
The NSW 70 Class from IDR Models
DCC with Sound and Light Modifications
We offer DCC or DCC with sound including a Stay Alive Device to enable uninterrupted performance at super slow speeds especially travelling through insulfrog points.
We have tweaked the motor control of the ESU decoder to provide super slow smooth speed 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.
We offer a light modification for this 70 Class to separate the Red Markers for Shunting
The IDR 70 Class lighting inside the model allows us to separate the red markers from the rest of the lighting allowing for individual control resulting in you being able to have red markers on at both ends while shunting in a yard,
DCC Solutions Lighting
For an upgrade to 4 Function Standard Light Modification we can separate the lights as follows:
1) Front Headlight with White Markers - directional with the headlight button or on/off with 1 function button (Not Directional)
2) Rear Headlight with White Markers - directional with the headlight button or on/off with 1 function button (Not Directional)
3) Front Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button
4) Rear Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button
The DCC Solutions 70 Class Custom Sound Project packed with sounds and features not found on other sound decoders
Others will only offer you the very basic sound or not the correct sound
So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions
Full Throttle – Drive Hold
This feature allows you to simulate a loaded or empty 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. This exciting, new feature gives the operator the ability to have the train crawl in notch 8 or coast at 100 km/h. Release the Drive Hold function button and you simply go back to throttle-controlled speed and motion. 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 fitted sound will not stop your loco at speed step 0 or by trying to use the brake with the drive hold on. So watch out you don't crash your loco.
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.
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.
Random Start-up Sequences with Move Off and Stopping Sounds
Now with random start-up sequences including hot or cold engine starts 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.
INSTALLATION AND MODIFICATION FEATURES
Standard DCC Installation: Non-sound decoder
Premium Sound Installation.: ESU LokSound 5 with our own 70 Class Caterpillar D397 Custom Sound Project.
Premium Sound Installation with Light Modifications: Separate the red marker lights for more lighting options plus our Custom 70 Class Caterpillar D397 Sound Project.
Here is the selection of sound and function labels using the ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder
SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS
Premium Sound Installation with Light Modifications
0 (HEADLIGHT) Directional Headlights
1 Full Throttle Drive Hold
2 (HORN) Horn
3 High Beam Headlight
4 Reserved (Dynamic Brakes in other DCCS Sound Projects)
5 Coasting on Demand
7 Brake Squeal on Deceleration
8 Prime Mover Start Up/Shut Down
9 Reserved - For Front White Markers
10 Rear Red Markers
11 Reserved - For Rear White Markers
12 Front Red Markers
13 Red Markers Lights
14 Reserved - For Light Mods
17 Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode
18 Wheel Squeal
19 Guard's Whistle
20 Sanding Valve
21 Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%
22 Front Headlight
24 Spitter Valves
25 Manual Notching
26 Notch Up / Short Air Release
27 Notch Down / Cab Door28 Rail Clank
ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom 70 Class Sound Project
ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)
Stay Alive Device
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