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Wombat Models 30 Class Steam Locomotive
DCC Sound Installation with Lighting Modifications

Now available with a NEW​ Remastered Custom Sound Project

including "Full Throttle - Heavy Load" feature

About the NSWGR 30T Class

From 1926 came the electrification of the inner suburban rail lines and resulted in a surplus of the 30 class, so on 22 August 1928 the first C30 locomotive to be delivered as a converted C30T tender 4-6-0 type locomotive was 3088. This was achieved by cutting off the frames at the rear of the cab and removing the side tanks. There was no need to build tenders as there were a number available from scrapped locomotives or from locomotives where the original tenders had already been replaced, notably C32 and D50 class locomotives. A total of 77 locomotives were converted by July 1933.

Between September 1940 to April 1957 a total of 28 were fitted with superheaters. This work included fitting new cylinders with piston valves and a riveted on 'drumhead' extensions to their smoke boxes.

The first C30T to be withdrawn was 3126 in December 1958 with the last 3090 withdrawn in August 1972.

Seven were preserved - 3001, 3016, 3026, 3028, 3075, 3090, 3102. 

DCC with Sound and Light Modifications

Wombat Models released the NSWGR C30T Class Locomotive in June 2018 with a six-wheel tender.

The model is DCC and sound ready - NMRA compliant DCC 8 pin socket in the tender, and provision for a 20 mm round speaker in the tender floor. The model has a working headlight and in reverse has white markers on the rear of the tender.

No rear red markers are installed. It also is fitted with an LED light on the cab roof.

On the six-wheel tender version, two switches are located on the underside of the tender, which allows you to turn off the lights in the model when running it on DC.

Wombat Models released the NSWGR C30T Class Locomotive in September 2019 with the longer bogie tender.

The model is DCC ready - NMRA compliant DCC 21 pin socket in the tender, and NO provision for a speaker in the tender floor. The model has a working headlight and in reverse has white markers on the rear of the tender.

No rear red markers are installed. It also is fitted with an LED light on the cab roof.

For this installation, we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our remastered Custom Sound Project for the 30 Class or the LokPilot 5 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound.

Here at DCC Solutions, we offer a light modification for the rear markers on the tender.

Replace the rear white markers on the tender to dual red/white LEDs to add red markers. This allows light engine running with the front headlight on and rear red markers. White markers for running in reverse, or no rear markers on at all when carrying a load, or no lights at all on a trailing 30 class locomotive in a consist.

All this lighting is operated by function buttons on your DCC Throttle and not switches on the bottom of the tender.

The DCC Solutions NSW 30 Class Custom Sound Project is packed with

sounds and features not found on other sound decoders

and will have your model sounding just like a real steam locomotive

So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions

Our Custom Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:

Cold and Hot Start Up Sequences

Select the Cold Start-Up and you will activate the cold boiler preheat long start to hear the water being pumped into the boiler, the light of a match to start the fire, the sound of the fire crackling, coal shovelling and the sounds of the pressure building up to reach the correct level before commencing to move off. Now that's something you won't hear from other sound decoders!

Select the Hot Start-Up to activate the hot boiler quick start to skip the preheat assuming the correct boiler pressure is almost reached.

Shut down your 30 Class and the sound just doesn't stop. Steam releases and other sounds will be heard as the locomotive shuts down.

Full Throttle – Heavy Load

This feature allows you to simulate a hard-working loaded train by pressing the F1 function button. When the button is pressed, the motor will remain at a constant speed, while the sound changes into an intense chuff, so this can simulate a hard-working steam locomotive. This exciting, new feature gives the operator the ability to have the train crawling along the track while producing an intense chuff. Release the Drive Hold function button, and you simply go back to throttle-controlled speed, motion and sound. Available only from DCC Solutions, our Drive Hold will stop your loco when you reduce the speed to zero, even while the function is still active. Your ESU factory sound or sound from other providers will not stop your loco at speed step 0 with the drive hold switched on.

Coasting on Demand

This feature allows you to enter coasting mode whenever you want with a press of a button. The loco will enter the coasting mode and remain in coasting until you turn it off, regardless of changes in the speed. Experiment with turning it on and off while the loco is moving at speed to hear the sound changes of a steam locomotive when you want. With this feature, you can have your model sounding like a real steam locomotive.

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.

Coupling and Release with DCCS Shunting Mode

Activate coupling or release and your locomotive will automatically reduce its speed to allow for a more realistic coupling or release operation. Once the coupling operation is completed, your locomotive will automatically stop while once uncoupled will continue to run at slow speed for a few more seconds before returning to the speed set on your throttle.

Remastered Whistle

A new remastered NSWGR 30 Class playable whistle with varying options including a short blast and reversing whistle.

Prototypical Headlight Operation

We have also modified the headlight operation to resemble the prototypical operation.

In the past you would have turned off the sound (Pressing F8) and all the sounds including the generator would stop playing, but your headlight would remain on, and you would have to turn it off separately. Well not anymore...

Press the headlight button (F0) to turn on the generator. The headlight won't turn on until enough power has been generated to turn the light on, dimmed. While the generator is on, the headlight stays on. If you press F8 to shut down and turn the loco sound off which will include the generator, then the headlight will also turn off even if you haven't turned the headlight off itself using the headlight button.

Also, added for lighting are:

Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive. Bring the loco to a stop, and it will return to a dim state.

Low Beam Front Headlight when reversing is also available.

Selectable high to low beam while driving.

Rear Red/White Marker Lights on the rear of the tender

And includes all these great features to make your Austrains 30 Class drive and sound impressive

  • Recorded sounds from 3016

  • Cold Boiler Start Up Sequence including boiler water fill, fire up sequence, boiler pressure reached before moving off

  • Optional Quick Hot Start Up Sequence — Straight to waiting for boiler pressure to be reach before moving off

  • Full Throttle Heavy Load — Lock the loco speed and control the chuff sound independently to simulate a hard-working loco.

  • Driving and Coast on Demand allows you to drive your model like a real steam locomotive

  • Working Brake

  • Brake Squeal on deceleration and turns off on acceleration

  • NSWGR 30 Class Short Blast and Playable Whistle

  • NSWGR 30 Class Compressor

  • Playable Stop Sounds including boiler/steam sounds, safety values, blower and more

  • Random Drive Sounds including track squeal, compressor, injectors, coal shovelling, and more

  • Individual Coupling and Release Options depending on the locomotive's direction with DCCS shunting mode

  • Water Filling Tender sounds

  • Generator Controlled Headlight. The headlight is controlled by the generator sound

  • Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive and returning to a dim state at stop

  • Optional low beam headlight when reversing or while driving

  • Guard's Whistle

  • Wheel Squeal and Rail Clanking

  • Shunting mode for slow speed shunting operations

  • Red Marker Light Modification for individual control. (Optional)

  • Can play up to 10 different sounds simultaneously

  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Austrains 30 Class locomotive model

  • Slow Speed Motor settings for improved performance

  • 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

  • DCC Solutions High-Performance Speaker delivering impressive sound

  • Sound project also suitable for Bergs and DJH 30 Class Models


Standard DCC Installation: ESU LokPilot 5 Non-sound decoder

Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom NSW 30 Class Sound Project

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: ESU LokSound 5 programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom NSW 30 Class Sound Project and replace the rear white markers with dual red/white LEDs for operating rear red and white marker lights.

The Headlight, Tender Marker Lights and Cab Light all can be operated individually.

DCC Solutions SOUND and FUNCTION Labels

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification using the ESU LokSound 5

F0    Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Off_STOP-Dim

F1    Drive Hold - Heavy Load

F2    Playable Whistle

F3    Low Beam Headlight while driving

F4    Cylinder Steam Release

F5    Coasting On Demand

F6    Brake

F7    Brake Squeal on Deceleration

F8    Boiler Start Up Sound On/Off/Mute

F9    Directional Rear Marker Lights

F10  Rear Red Markers

F11  Rear White Markers

F12  Cab Light

F13  Front Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Dim_STOP-Dim

F14  Reserved (Light Mods)

F15  Blower

F16  Compressor

F17  Coupling /Uncoupling + DCCS Shunting Mode

F18  Wheel Squeal

F19  Guard's Whistle

F20  Sanding

F21  Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

F22  Headlight On/Off (No Generator for Silent Running)

F23  Tender Water Fill

F24  Injectors

F25  Safety Valves

F26  Coal Shovelling

F27  Shunting Mode

F28  Rail Clank

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

The functions and sounds will be different from any standard generic ESU Sound Files or other Sound Decoders.

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

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