IDR Models X200 Class DCC Sound Installation
with Stay Alive
with Stay Alive
Released February 2016 - Installations Now Available
The X200 class were a class of rail tractors introduced in 1963 and operated by the New South Wales Government Railways of Australia. They were a development of the smaller and less numerous X100 class. The X200 class remained in service until 1990 when they were either withdrawn or sold off to private companies, and some remain operational today.Mark 1 series
The Mark 1 series of the X200 class were 3 times more powerful and twice as heavy as the X100 class. Six were built and numbered X201-X206.
They were built using a number of steam locomotive spare parts using the inner bogies of the AD60 Beyer-Garratt class locomotives, and used spare C36 class locomotive windows in their cabs. Their engines were rated at 190 kW at 2,100 rpm and had a top speed of just 39 km/h.
The addition of a train brake allowed them to be run on the main line and also to be used as replacements for various ageing shunting locomotives. X201 was the first of the class entering service in December 1963. The six Mark 1s were initially used in the Sydney metropolitan network, but did later find their ways beyond this region.Mark 2 series
The Mark 2 series of the X200 class were different again. Twelve were built and numbered X207-X218.
They were built on the outer bogies of the AD60 Beyer-Garratt class locomotives. Their engines were more powerful rated at 220 kW at 2,100 rpm and they had a higher top speed of 51 km/h. This made them more practical for light line use. The exterior design of the Mark 2 was squarer, giving it the appearance of a baby-brother to the 49 class diesel locomotives.
The first six were built in 1967. The second six being an additional order, were placed into traffic from May 1968, with the final member of the class entering service in December 1968. Despite differences in engine horsepower ratings, both variants were rated as having a tractive effort of 17,750 lbf (79.0 kN). This was more powerful than many of the typical small and workshop steam shunting locomotives of the time.
We offer DCC or DCC with sound including a DCCS PowerPlus Stay Alive to enable uninterupted performance at super slow speeds especially travelling through insulfrog points.
The DCC Solutions X200 Class Custom Sound Project packed with sounds and features!
Our Custom Sound Project is now available
The NSWGR X200 Class Custom Sound Project includes:
Two new features have been added to our Custom Sound Project. Coasting on demand and a working Independent Brake.
Coasting on Demand
This feature allows you to enter coasting mode whenever you what with a press of a button.Often when coming to a stop, the throttle of a real locomotive is put into Idle and the engineer coasts to a stop. Another situation that occurs is that once a train is up to speed when operating over
rolling terrain, the engineer can coast to maintain a certain speed. By pressing the coast function button, the sound drops from wherever you are to idle and remains there. Using the throttle speed control, you can now speed up or slow down the train with the sound remaining constant, at idle.
Press the function button to exit coasting and the sound will exit idle and return to whatever speed is set when exiting.
Simply press the Independent Brake Function button and your loco will come to a stop at a much short distance than if you were to bring the loco to a stop by reducing the speed throttle.Press the function button to release the brake and your loco will move off again.
Plus these great features:
SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS
Premium Sound Installation with Stay Alive
0 (HEADLIGHT) Directional Headlights (Low Beam)
1 Short Horn
2 (HORN) Long Horn
5 Coasting On Demand
6 Independent Brake
7 Shunting Mode (Reduce speed by 50%)
8 Start Up/Shut Down/Mute
9 Front Headlight On/Off
10 Rear Headlight On/Off
11 Reserved (Light Mod)
12 Reserved (Light Mod)
13 Reserved (Light Mod)
14 Short Air Release
17 Manual Brake Set/Release On/Off
18 Wheel Flange Squeal
19 NSWGR 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 Manual Notching (Up)
27 Manual Notching (Down)
28 Disable Start Off and Stopping Sounds
Note: The above functions are for the LokSound V4.0 Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom Sound File. The functions and sounds can be remapped for personal preference. To learn how to use these functions see the Info & Help page.