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.
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 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
Coasting On Demand,where you control the coasting.
DCC INSTALLATION AND MODIFICATION FEATURES
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
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)
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.