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Southern Rail Vlocity Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU)

DCC Sound Installation with Light Modifications

Now available with our NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project

About the Victorian Vlocity

In November 2001, Bombardier Transportation in Dandenong, Victoria was initially assigned to build 29 two-carriage Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) This was later extended to 38. The design was an evolution of the NSW Xplorer/Endeavour DMU railcars. During testing, it was found that the noise levels in the cabin were too high, so modifications had to be made, delaying the introduction of the VLocity until 22 December 2005 on the Ballarat line. In 2006, they were introduced onto the Geelong and Bendigo Lines, followed by services on the Gippsland and North-East Lines. On 10 November 2008, seven-carriage-long VLocity trains commenced regular operation on peak-hour Geelong line services.

After the initial order of 38 units, a further two VLocity units were later ordered to bring the total to 40, along with 22 new intermediate trailers to be inserted in the middle of existing VLocity sets.

In November 2012, the Victorian State Government announced an additional 40 carriages to be delivered between 2014 and 2016. The order would consist of seven additional 3-car sets plus 19 intermediate cars. This was later increased to 43 carriages.

DCC with Sound and Light Modifications

In November 2014, Southern Rail Models released the V/LINE Vlocity DMU Sets, which includes the 21 Pin MTC socket for fitting a DCC decoder and a factory installed speaker. The model comes with LED headlights, red and white marker lights, ditch lights and interior carriage lights. In standard DCC, all lights will operate directional.

For this installation we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our Custom Sound Project for the Victorian Vlocity or the LokPilot 5 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound.

We offer a light modification for the Vlocity Models to separate the lights

Our Custom Victorian Vlocity Sound Project offers a light modification for this Southern Rail model to separate the headlights, marker lights with ditch lights and interior lights for individual DCC control.

The DCC Solutions Victorian Vlocity DMU Custom Sound Project 

is packed with sounds and features not found on other sound decoders

So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions

Our Custom Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:

Custom Built Victorian Vlocity Sound Project

This is not just a basic sound project that you will find on the Australian Market but a completely custom-built sound project by DCC Solutions that contains recorded sounds with customised sound programming plus extra features that will make your Victorian Vlocity from Southern Rail Models a uniquely, impressive driving and sounding loco that will turn heads!

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.

Working Brake

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.

Random Sounds

While other sound projects 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.

Opening and Closing Door Sounds

To add to the realism, we have added the opening and closing door sounds incorporated with the Guard's Whistle. Imagine your railcars are waiting at the station, press the door close function button and the Guard's Whistle will sound then the doors will close, and your railcars are ready to move off. Stop your railcars at the station and press the open doors to hear the doors open.

And includes all these great features to make your Victorian Vlocity drive and sound impressive

  • Cummins QSK 19R Diesel Prime Mover Custom Built Sound Project
  • Vlocity City and Country Short Blast and Playable Horn.
  • Random Start-up and Shut-down sequences
  • 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, Rail Clanking and Rail Noise when the loco moves off
  • Coasting On Demand, 

    where you control the coasting.
  • Working Brake to bring your locomotive to a stop or slow it down while driving
  • Stop & Drive Random Sounds including fans, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases and more!
  • Vlocity compressor
  • Wheel Squeal
  • Brake Squeal on deceleration and off on acceleration
  • Doors Opening/Closing with Guard’s Whistle
  • And more (See below for full list)
  • Light Modifications to control all the lights individually for more prototypical light operation.
  • High Beam Headlight Function, allowing you to switch the headlights from low beam to high beam and back.
  • Motor settings tuned for slow speed performance
  • Sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Southern Rail Vlocity Models.
  • Play 10 different sounds simultaneously
  • 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.

    Standard DCC Installation:Non Sound Decoder with no Lighting Modifications.

    Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder with our Custom Sound Project. No Lighting Modifications.

    Premium Sound Installation with Light Modifications: Upgrade the lighting for individual function control on your DCC throttle, plus our ESU LokSound 5 Custom Victorian Vlocity Sound Project

    DCC Solutions SOUND and FUNCTION Labels

    Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification using the ESU LokSound 5

    F0    Directional Markers/Ditch Lights

    F1    City Horn

    F2    Country Horn

    F3    High Beam Headlight

    F4    Doors Opening/Closing with Guard's Whistle

    F5    Coasting on Demand

    F6    Brake

    F7    Brake Squeal on Deceleration

    F8    Prime Mover Start Up/Shut Down/Mute

    F9    Headlights (Directional)

    F10  Interior Carriage Lights On/Off

    F11  Front Headlight On/Off

    F12  Rear Headlight On/Off

    F13  All Lights Directional

    F14  Reserved (Light Mods)

    F15  Fan

    F16  Compressor

    F17  Air Conditioning Compressor

    F18  Wheel Squeal

    F19  Guard's Whistle

    F20  Volume Control (+/-)

    F21  Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

    F22  City/Country Horn

    F23  Country Short Horn

    F24  City Short Horn

    F25  Shunting Mode - Reduces Speed 50%

    F26  Short Air Release

    F27  Cab Door

    F28  Rail Clank

    Note: The above functions are for the ESU LokSound 5 Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Premium Custom Sound Installation with Light Modifications

    To learn how to use these functions, see the Info & Help page.

    All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements.

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