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  DCC Solutions

Auscision "V-Set" - DCC and Sound Installation

with Lighting Modifications

Now available with a NEW​ Remastered Custom Sound Project

including "Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature

Bring your V-Set to Life with a Sound Project like no OTHER.

About the NSW "V-Set" Interurban Electric Passenger Train

The "V-sets" are a class of electric multiple units which operate in New South Wales. They consisted of 2 power cars and 2 trailing car running in a 4 car formation. The "V-sets" were delivered in 4 batches over a 19-year period from 1970 which included 8 Variation Series with a total of 246 cars built. In July 1968 the New South Wales Government Railways placed an order for the first batch of 16 cars with Commonwealth Engineering. The first 4 cars entered service on the Sydney to Gosford route on 22 June 1970. All 16 cars were in service by September 1970. These stainless steel double-deck cars had many similar features to the later-built cars, including the one-piece moulded glass reinforced plastic end in royal blue & grey livery (earning them the Blue Goose nickname), semi-automatic doors, electronically controlled brakes and double-glazed windows.


From October 1977 the second batch began to enter service, with many differences from the first batch and had to operate separately from the 1970 cars, as the two types were not compatible with each other. From May 1981 the third batch started to be delivered. These cars had increased seating compared with the earlier series, up from 88 to 96 for the power cars, and from 92 to 112 for the trailers. The final batch were introduced in 1989, and they were the last carriages to be built by Comeng's Granville factory. Again, there were several changes, with the most obvious being that the cars were finished in corrugated steel, instead of the previous inserted Budd fluting.


When introduced, the "V-sets" operated interurban services from Sydney Central Station, on the Main Western line, to Lithgow and Main Northern line to Newcastle. They also ran services on the South Coast Line to Kiama or Port Kembla but since January 2012, they ceased operating as they were replaced with the newer "H-Sets"

In 2005, it was revealed that the first batch of V sets had some corrosion in the under-frames and were withdrawn from service. A further 6 cars have been written off after either an incident or an accident. The rest of the fleet are still in operation but are due for replacement withdrawal around 2019-2024.

DCC with Sound and Light Modifications

In May 2017, Auscision released the NSW "V-Set" Interurban Electric Passenger Train, which has a DCC Ready 21 Pin socket in the front car and includes a 40 x 20 speaker enclosure for fitting a speaker. The rear car also has a DCC Ready 21 Pin socket that requires a DCC decoder to operate the lights in the rear car. There is no motor in the rear car.

The model comes with operating LED headlights & marker lights with manual override switch. There is also an operating blue guards light and ditch lights available on some versions only. In DCC, all the lights will operate directional.


For DCC Sound we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 decoder programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom "V-Set" Sound Project or the ESU LokPilot 5 for those no requiring sound.

Lights... Camera... Action!........with our light modification

In typical factory lighting, all the lights will operate in the direction the loco is travelling. And some models may have switches under the loco to turn the lights on or off, but in the world of DCC who wants to stop running the loco, lift it off the track, flick a switch, put is back on the track and drive away.

No Way! ...... That's not how DCC is supposed to work.

Upgraded your "V-Set" to either 4 or 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions light modification that allows you individual control of the lights using the function buttons on your DCC throttle.

4 Function Light Upgrade: Individual control of the front/rear white markers with ditch lights and red marker lights, the front and rear headlights and the guard’s door blue light.

6 Function Light Upgrade: You will have additional individual control of the front/rear ditch lights, marker lights, headlights and the guard's door blue light for a more prototypical light operation when running your loco plus the installation of a cab light that gently illuminates the cab detail and driver which looks fantastic.

The DCC Solutions NSW V-Set Custom Sound Project is packed with

sounds and features not found on other sound decoders

Factory Fitted Sound only offers very basic sound and features

So why not get fully featured sound from DCC Solutions

Our Custom Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:

Sounds of a V-Set

Custom-built Electric Sound Project, which includes the distinctive whistling sound heard when they move off.

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.

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 return 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 or rail clanking, 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.

Random Sounds

While the factory fitted sound 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.

And includes all these great features to make your Auscision V-Set Class drive and sound impressive

  • The "V-Set" Electric Drive Sound.
  • Short Blast and Playable Horns
  • Random start up and shut down sequences, remembering how it shut down to play the corresponding start-up
  • Air and Brake Release Sounds when loco moves off and stops, including Brake Squeal
  • Working Brake to bring your locomotive to a stop much quicker by applying the brake, or slow down during driving
  • Coasting on Demand, where you control the coasting
  • Working Regenerative Braking : The prime mover winds down to idle, fans activate and brakes faster due to braking motor logic
  • Random Speed Sensitive Rail Clanking or Wheel Squeal and Rail Noises when the loco moves off
  • Brake Squeal on Deceleration: The loco slows up as the brakes squeal while driving.
  • When the loco stops after braking, the compressor cuts in to fill the reservoir and will turn off when the tanks are full.
  • Stop & Drive Random Sounds including fans, compressor, rail noise, track wheel squeal, air releases and more!
  • Electric Fan Motor Sounds
  • Doors Opening/Closing with Guard’s Whistle
  • Optional Light Modifications to control all the lights individually for more prototypical light operation.
  • High Beam Headlight Function, allowing you to switch the headlights from low beam to high beam and back.
  • And more (See below for full list)
  • Play 10 different sounds simultaneously.
  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Auscision "V-Set" Passenger Train.
  • Individual sounds slots and master sound volumes can be adjusted to go louder or softer to suit personal requirements.
  • Full 28 function button remapping to suit your personal requirements.

DCC INSTALLATION AND LIGHT MODIFICATION OPTIONS

Standard DCC Installation: ESU LokPilot 5 Non-sound decoders in both power cars with no lighting modifications.

Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder with our Custom NSW "V-Set" Sound Project. No lighting modifications.

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: Upgrade to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Light Modification and programmed with our Custom NSW "V-Set" Sound Project and you will have individual control of the front/rear marker lights, front and rear headlights, front and rear ditch lights, front and rear guard’s door blue light using the function buttons on your DCC throttle.

DCC Solutions SOUND and FUNCTION Labels

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modifications using the ESU LokSound 5

F0    Directional Marker Lights

F1    Doors Opening/Closing and Guard's Whistle

F2    Horn

F3    High Beam Headlight

F4    Dynamic Brakes

F5    Coasting On Demand

F6    Brake

F7    Brake Squeal on Deceleration

F8    Prime Mover Start Up/Shut Down

F9    Headlight

F10  Guard's Light

F11  Ditch Lights

F12  Cab Light (Optional)

F13  Directional All Lights

F14  Reserved - For Light Mods

F15  Fan

F16  Compressor

F17  Short Blast Horn

F18  Wheel Squeal

F19  Guard's Whistle

F20  Volume Control

F21  Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

F22  Front Headlight 

F23  Front White Markers

F24  Reserved

F25  Shunting Mode - Reduces Speed 50%

F26  Short Air Release

F27  Cab Door

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.

All functions can be reprogrammed to suit your own personal requirements.

Click Here to contact DCC Solutions to enquire about DCC with Sound for your Auscision V-Set Passenger Train

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