Southern Rail Xplorer/Endeavour Diesel Rail Car
DCC Sound Installation with Light Modifications
Now available with our NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project
including "Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature
About the NSW Xplorer/Endeavour
The NSW Xplorer is a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train operated by NSW Railways on country passenger rail services in New South Wales from Sydney to Armidale, Moree, Broken Hill, Griffith and Canberra. The first Xplorers entered service in October 1993, and are mechanically identical to the Endeavours but feature a higher level of passenger amenity than the Endeavour railcars. All 23 carriages were built by ABB Transportation in Dandenong, Victoria
The NSW Endeavour is a Diesel Multiple Unit train operated by NSW TrainLink on passenger rail services in New South Wales on the Hunter Valley, Main Western, Southern Highlands and Illawarra lines. They are mechanically identical to the Xplorers and all 30 carriages were also built by ABB Transportation. Fourteen two-carriage sets were ordered in April 1992 to replace the 620/720 Class railcars, DEB set railcars and locomotive hauled services, with the first entering service in March 1994. In November 1994 one further two-carriage set was ordered.
Each Xplorer and Endeavour car is powered by a Cummins KTA-19R diesel engine rated at 383 kW at 1800 rpm. Their maximum speed is 160 km/h, but in service this is limited to 145 km/h.
DCC with Sound and Light Modifications
In June 2013, Southern Rail Models released the NSW Xplorer & Endeavour DMU Sets, which included the 21 Pin socket for fitting a DCC decoder and one speaker installed. In the original factory setup, there are some wiring issues which results in the railcars running in the wrong direction as displayed on your controller in both DC and DCC. Also, the lights will not operate correctly with the direction of travel. These issues need to be rectified for your model to run correctly. When operating in DC/DCC, all the lights operate directional. Interior carriage lighting is also installed.
For this installation we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our Custom Sound Project for the NSW Xplorer & Endeavour or the LokPilot 5 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound.
We offer a light modification for the Xplorer/Endeavour Models to separate the lights for a more prototypical operation
We offer a light modification to separate the headlights from the marker and ditch lights for a more prototypical operation, as many run without the headlights on during the day. The Markers/Ditch Lights will operate directionally, the Headlights at each end will operate on/off either individually or directionally. The interior lights will operate on/off on a separate function button.
The DCC Solutions Xplorer/Endeavour 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 NSW Xplorer/Endeavour 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 NSW Xplorer and Endeavour 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 NSW Explorer/Endeavour 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 to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Light Modification, ESU LokSound 5 programmed with our Custom Sound Project and you will have individual control of the front/rear headlights, front/rear marker lights with ditch lights and the interior lights
DCC Solutions SOUND and FUNCTION Labels
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification using the ESU LokSound 5
F0 Directional Markers/Ditch Lights
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)
F18 Wheel Squeal
F19 Guard's Whistle
F20 Volume Control (+/-)
F21 Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%
F23 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.