Auscision 46 Class DCC Sound Installation
with Lighting Modifications
Now available with our NEW Remastered
ESU LokSound 5 Custom Sound Project
About the NSWGR 46 Class
The 46 class were a class of mainline electric locomotive built by Metropolitan-Vickers and its partner Beyer, Peacock and Company in England for the New South Wales Government Railways between 1956 and 1958 with a total of 40 locomotives delivered and the first entering service on 25th June 1956. The locomotives were built at Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees, North East England with electrical equipment supplied by Metropolitan-Vickers from its Trafford Park and Sheffield plants. Metropolitan-Vickers drew on experience gained from its earlier British Railways class 76 and 77 electric locomotives.
The locomotives were purchased as part of the electrification of the Main Western line over the Blue Mountains from Penrith to Bowenfels. They hauled passenger services from Sydney Central including from 1970 the Indian Pacific and freight services from Rozelle and Enfield yards.
From January 1960 they also began to operate to Gosford following the electrification of the Main Northern line. This was later extended to Broadmeadow and Newcastle in June 1984.
From 1968 they hauled coal services from Glenlee Colliery on the Main South line and from January 1986 began to operate to Port Kembla following the Illawarra line being electrified
DCC with Sound and Light Modifications
In February 2015, Auscision released the 46 Class electric locomotive which includes a 21 Pin socket for fitting a DCC decoder plus two speaker enclosures that suits a 20x40mm speaker. There are micro switches on the internal circuit board of the model for turning lights on/off in DC. The fault with that is every time you want to turn the lights on/off you have to remove the body and who really wants to do that while running the loco.
Also, it appears the headlight on this model is extremely dim, not bright at all, so as an option we can change it with a more brighter tiny SMD LED to make the headlight more noticeable.
For this sound installation we recommend the DCC Solutions Custom NSWGR 46 Class Sound Project for the ESU LokSound 5.
For a non-sound installation we recommend the LokPilot V4.0. We can supply the decoders/speakers only for the DIY installer.
We have tweaked the motor control of the ESU decoder to provide super slow smooth speeds at steps 1-8 of 128 (Speed step 1 of 28) 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.
We offer a light modification for Auscision's 46 Class to separate the lights for a more prototypical operation.
We will separate the headlights, white markers and red marker lights for a more prototypical operation so you don’t have to remove the loco body to turn lights on and off if not in use. Each pair of front and rear marker lights can be controlled individually or directionally as well as the front and rear headlights. That allows for no rear red marker lights to be on or directional lights coming on in reverse when the loco is carrying a load behind it.
The option of replacing the headlight LEDs for a brighter light is also available.
1) Front Headlight, White Markers and Rear Red Markers on/off when travelling forward with the headlight button.
2) Rear Headlight, White Markers and Front Red Markers on/off when travelling in reverse with the headlight button.
DCC Solutions Lighting
For an upgrade to 6 Function Standard Light Modification we can separate the lights as follows:
1) Front Headlight - on/off directionally with the headlight button
2) Rear Headlight - on/off directionally with the headlight button
3) Front White Markers - on/off with 1 function button
4) Front Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button
5) Rear White Markers - on/off with 1 function button
6) Rear Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button
7) Front Headlight - on /off with 1 function button
The DCC Solutions NSW 46 Class Custom Sound Project
is packed with sounds and features not found on other sound decoders especially factory fitted sound.
Factory Fitted Sound only offers you the very basic sound for your model
So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions
Our Custom NSW 46 Class Sound Project now includes these new features:
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.
Working Regenerative Braking (Dynamic Brake)
Apply the Regenerative Brakes and the Prime Mover will wind down to idle while the Cooling Fans engage to assist with cooling. Reduce the throttle and the decoder's dynamic motor logic will reduce your speed faster than normal. Disengage Regenerative Braking and the primer mover will returned to it's notched speed and the fans will turn off.
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.
Coupling and Release with Shunting Mode
Activate coupling or release and your loco will automatically reduce its speed to allow for a more realistic coupling or release operation. Once the operation is completed your loco will continue to run at slow speed for a few more seconds before returning to the speed set on your throttle.
While the factory fitted sound will only offer you 1 random sound, DCC Solutions will have 6-8 random sounds that will play when either the loco is stopping or moving create even more realism to running your model.
And includes all these great features to make your Auscision 46 Class drive and sound impressive.
- 46 Class Electric Drive Sound
- 46 Class Short Blast and Playable Horn.
- Random Start-up sequences
- Manual Engine Notching up and down.
- 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 and Rail Noise when the loco moves off.
- Working Regenerative Braking : The prime mover winds down to idle, fans activate and brakes faster due to Dynamic Brake motor logic
- Coasting On Demand
- Working Brake to bring your locomotive to a stop even when Full Throttle Drive Hold is active unlike other ESU sound files.
- Directional Coupling and Release with brake line release with auto active shunting mode to reduce the speed of the loco for shunting
- Stop & Drive Random Sounds including fans, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases and more!
- Electric Fan Motor Sounds
- Pantograph up and down sounds
- Guard's Whistle
- Modified Lighting Option for more prototypical light operation.
- Low beam to High beam Headlight operation
- And more (See below for full list)
- Play 10 different sounds simultaneously
- Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Auscision 46 Class Locomotive Model.
- Individual sounds slots and master sound volumes can be adjusted by the user to suit personal requirements.
- Full function button remapping to suit your personal requirements.
DCC INSTALLATION OPTIONS AND FEATURES
Standard DCC Installation: Non-sound decoder with no lighting modifications.
Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder with our Custom NSWGR 46 Class Sound Project. No lighting modifications.
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: Upgrade to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Light Modification to separate the lighting for individual of the front/rear white marker lights, front/rear red marker lights, front and rear headlights using the function buttons on your DCC throttle plus our ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder with our Custom NSWGR 46 Class Sound Project.
Here is the selection of sound and function labels using the ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder
SOUND and OUTPUT FUNCTION LABELS
Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification
0 (Headlight) Directional Headlights
1 Short Blast Horn
2 (Horn) Playable Horn
3 High Beam Headlight
4 Regenerative Braking
5 Coasting On Demand
7 Brake Squeal on Deceleration
8 Electric Drive Sound On/Off/Mute
9 Front White Markers (On/Off)
10 Rear Red Markers (On/Off)
11 Rear White Markers (On/Off)
12 Front Red Markers (On/Off)
13 Directional Marker Lights
14 Reserved [For Light Mods]
15 Electric Motor Fan
17 Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode
18 Wheel Squeal
19 Guard's Whistle
20 Sanding Valve
21 Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%
22 Front Headlight
23 Pantograph (Up)
25 Pantograph (Down)
26 Prime Mover Notching RPM+
27 Prime Mover Notching RPM-
28 Rail Clank
Note: The above functions are for the LokSound 5 Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Premium Custom Sound Installation with Light Control
To learn how to use these functions see the Info & Help page.
All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements.
DCC Options Available
ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom 46 Class Sound Project
ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)
DCC Solutions upgraded 6 Function Light Modifications
Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations