IDR Models NSW 70 Class DCC Sound Installation with Stay Alive
Now available with a NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project including the
"Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.
"Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.
As 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and sent to Eveleigh Railway Workshops with 7008 following on 21 June and 7002 on 13 August, all three were officially withdrawn.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
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 lights for a more prototypical operation.
Using the ESU LokSound Micro Decoder for the best sound fit, it offers 4 light function outputs to use with LEDs. So we can modify the model 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
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.
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.
Plus these great features:
INSTALLATION AND MODIFICATION FEATURES
Standard DCC Installation: Non sound decoder
Premium Sound Installation.: ESU LokSound V4.0 with our own 70 Class Caterpillar D397 Custom Sound Project.
Here is the selection of sound and function labels using the ESU V4.0 Sound Decoder
SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS
Premium Sound Installation
0 (HEADLIGHT) Directional Headlights
1 Full Throttle - Drive Hold
2 (HORN) Playable Horn
3 Short Blast Horn
4 Dynamic Brake Logic as a Trailing Loco
5 Coasting On Demand
7 Shunting Mode - Reduces Speed 50%
8 Start Up/Shut Down/Mute
9 Reserved for Front White Markers
10 Reserved for Rear Red Markers
11 Reserved for Rear White Markers
12 Reserved forFront Red Markers
13 Reserved for Directional Markers Lights
14 Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode
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 Headlight High Beam
23 Cab Door Open/Close
24 Sanding Valve
26 Short Air Release
27 Front Headlight On/Off
28 Disable Start Off and Stopping Sounds
ESU LokSound V4.0 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom 70 Class Sound Project
ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)
Stay Alive Device