Trainorama 47 Class DCC Sound Installation
Now available with a NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project including the
"Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.
"Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.
In 1990 the Lachlan Valley Railway purchased 4701 and 4708 followed in February 1994 by 4702, 4703, 4707 and 4716. A later purchase was 4717. These were used to operate wheat services in the Cowra region in 1993/94. In June 1999 they commenced operating trip working services between Port Botany and the Cooks River container terminal in Sydney for Lachlan Valley Rail Freight followed in July 1999 by a service between Cooks River and Carrington for R&H Transport Services. Five Lachlan Valley Railway units remain in service, primarily operating infrastructure trains for Southern Shorthaul Railroad. Disposition of the 47 class is as follows: 10 Scrapped, 4 Operational, 3 Stored, 1 Preserved, 1 Static, 1 Under Restoration
DCC with Sound
In November 2006, Trainorama released the 47 Class Locomotive which includes an 8 Pin socket for fitting a DCC decoder plus a factory installed 16 ohm speaker. The model has operating 1.5 volt incandescent bulbs for headlights which in DC/DCC will operate directional .
We suggest replacing the factory speaker for improved sound performance and replace the incandescent bulbs to LEDs
For this installation we recommend the ESU LokSound V4.0 (Sound) with our Custom Sound Project for the 47 Class or the LokPilot V4.0 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound. We offer some different options of DCC installations for this model to suit all budgets and can supply the decoders only for the DIY installers.
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.
The DCC Solutions 47 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 with no lighting modifications
Standard DCC Installation with Headlight Upgrade: Non sound decoder and replace the headlight incandescent bulbs to LEDs.
Premium Sound Installation with Headlight/Speaker Upgrade.: ESU LokSound V4.0 with our 47 Class Caterpillar D399 Custom Sound Project. Replace the headlight incandescent bulbs to LEDs. Replace factory speaker for improved sound output.
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 Only
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 47 Class Sound Project
ESU LokSound Select Sound Decoder programmed with ESU generic sound file
ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)
Alternative brands of Sound and Non Sound Decoders of your choice.
Headlight Upgrade to LEDs
Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations