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DCC Solutions

For DCC and Sound Installations

Sales and DCC Repairs

  Authorised Retailer/Installer

On Track Models 82 Class DCC Sound Installation

with Lighting Modifications

Now available with a NEW Remastered

ESU LokSound 5 Custom Sound Project

including the "Full Throttle - Drive Hold" feature.

About the NSW 82 Class Locomotive

The 82 class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Clyde Engineering, Braemar for FreightCorp in 1994-1995 with a total of 58 locos built.

When initially entered into service the 82 Class locomotives were used on Hunter Valley coal work alongside the 90 Class, although later members of the class were used for grain and interstate intermodal freight, first with FreightCorp and later as part of the commitment to National Rail.

When the NR Class eventually displaced these units from interstate container working, the 82 Class settled into coal and grain workings. When FreightCorp was sold to Pacific National in February 2002, they were soon devoted to Northern and Southern coal operations.

In October 1997 three were destroyed in the Beresfield rail accident (8219, 8246, 8247) and on the 5th June 2014, loco 8221 caught alight near Awaba while running as the fourth locomotive on a loaded ER64 coal service. It was stored at Cardiff for some time before being progressively stripped, and eventually scrapped, in October 2016. The remaining 54 locos are still in service. 

DCC with Sound and Light Modifications

In March 2013, On Track Models released its first Ready-to-Run model of the NSW 82 Class locomotive which included a 21 Pin socket for fitting a DCC decoder. No provision is made for the speaker, however there is adequate space for one or even 2 speakers. The locomotive will run in the wrong direction in DCC and can be fixed by changing CV 29 or swapping the motor wires on the locomotive’s board.

A second released in 2019 saw an upgrade to the model. A new ESU designed PCB includes a 21 Pin socket, the inclusion of two sugar cube speakers along with improved wheels and axles bushes for better electrical pick up plus a number of body and detailing improvements.

For this installation we recommend the ESU LokSound 5 (Sound) with our own Custom Sound Project for the 82 Class or the LokPilot V4.0 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound. We offer several 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.

We are able to modify the LED lights in both 82 Class releases, so we can offer 6, 8 or 12 individual light functions for greater flexibility when operating your NSW 82 Class model.

Original Factory Lighting (2013 Release)

In the original factory setup, when operating in DCC the marker lights and ditch lights are controlled by the headlight function button (F0) and are directional. The front headlight and number boards are controlled by F2 (AUX2) and the rear headlight and number boards are controlled F1 (AUX1).

DCC Solutions 6 Function Standard Lighting Modifications

For an upgrade to 6 Function Standard Light Modification and we can separate the lights as follows:

1) Front Headlight/Numberboards - on/off directionally with the headlight button

2) Rear Headlight/Numberboards - on/off directionally with the headlight button

3) Front White Markers and Ditch Lights - on/off with 1 function button

4) Front Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button

5) Rear White Markers and Ditch Lights - on/off with 1 function button

6) Rear Red Markers - on/off with 1 function button

DCC Solutions 8 Function Premium Lighting Modifications

In addition to the 6 Function Lighting modifications you can upgrade to 8 function lighting and we will also separate the Ditch Lights as follows:

7) Front Ditch Lights - on/off with 1 function button

8) Rear Ditch Lights - on/off with 1 function button

DCC Solutions 12 Function Ultimate Lighting Modifications

Go all out and impress everyone with this 82 Class locomotive model by upgrading to 12 Function Lighting Outputs for the real life operation of all the lights on the locomotive. How impressive would that be to have your locomotive running around the layout with every possible lighting combination available for prototypical operation. Also available is the addition of front and rear cab lights,

So what do you get?

The 6 Function Lighting modifications plus the 8 Function Lighting modifications plus the following:

9) Front Number Boards - on/off with 1 function button

10) Rear Number Boards - on/off with 1 function button

11) Front Interior Cab Lights - on/off with 1 function button

12) Rear Interior Cab Lights - on/off with 1 function button

That's a total of 12 light outputs to control all the lights just like the real thing! 

CLICK HERE to view a sample video of the 82 Class (2013 Release) with the Ultimate Lighting Modification

The DCC Solutions NSW 82 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 82 Class Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:

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. 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 fitted sound will not stop your loco at speed step 0 with the drive hold on.

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.

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.

Working Dynamic Brake

Apply the Dynamic Brakes and the Prime Mover will wind down to idle while the Dynamic Fans engage to assist with cooling. Reduce the throttle and the decoder's dynamic braking logic will reduce your speed faster than normal. Disengage Dynamic 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 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.

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.

Remastered Horn Sounds

A new remastered NSW Nathan P5 playable and short blast horn.

Random Sounds

While the factory fitted sound may 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 as we have been for years in all our Custom Sound Projects.

And includes all these great features to make your On Track Models 82 Class drive and sound impressive.

  • EMD 12-710G3A Prime Mover Sound
  • Short Blast and Playable Horn - NSWGR Nathan P5
  • Random Start-up sequences including Automatic Hot or Cold Engine Start.
  • 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.
  • Full Throttle Drive Hold - Lock the loco speed and control the sound independently to simulate a heavy loaded or empty train
  • Proper Working Dynamic Brakes: 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!
  • Low beam to High beam Headlight operation
  • Modified Lighting Options for more prototypical light operation, with 6, 8 or 12 Light Outputs/Functions
  • And more (See below for full list)
  • Play 10 different sounds simultaneously
  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the On Track Models 82 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.
  • Two DCC Solutions High Performance Dynamic Speakers producing fantastic sound (2013 Release)
  • This Sound Project is also suitable for other brands of 82 Class Models.


Standard DCC Installation: Non-sound decoder with no light modifications.

Standard Sound Installation: Alternate brand of sound decoder with factory generic sound. No light modifications.

Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder with our Custom built EMD 12-710G3A Sound Project. No light modifications.

Premium Sound Installation and Standard Light Modification: Upgrade to 6 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Standard Light Modification to separate some lighting to have individual function control on your DCC controller plus our Custom built EMD 12-710G3A Sound Project which has been specifically set up to suit the On Track Models 82 Class

Premium Sound Installation and Premium Light Modification: Upgrade to 8 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Premium Light Modification to also separate the front and rear ditch lights to have individual function control on your DCC controller plus our Custom built EMD 12-710G3A Sound Project which has been specifically set up to suit the On Track Models 82 Class

Premium Sound Installation and Ultimate Light Modification: Upgrade to 12 Function lighting outputs with the DCC Solutions Ultimate Light Modification to separate all the lights on the model plus add front and rear cab lights. It includes our Custom built EMD 12-710G3A Sound Project which has been specifically set up to suit the On Track Models 82 Class

Here is the selection of sound and function labels using the LokSound 5 sound decoder with 8 Function Lighting Outputs.


Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification

Function                       Description  

0 (HEADLIGHT)           Directional Headlights

1                              Full Throttle Drive Hold

2 (HORN)                      NSW Nathan P5 Playable Horn

3                              High Beam Headlights

4                              Dynamic Brakes

5                              Coasting On Demand

6                              Brake

7                              Brake Squeal on Deceleration

8                              Start Up/Shut Down/Mute

9                              Front White Markers

10                              Rear Red Markers

11                              Rear White Markers

12                              Front Red Markers

13                              Directional Marker Lights

14                              Numberboard Switch_Front-Rear-Both

Function                       Description  

15                              Fan

16                              Compressor

17                              Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode

18                              Wheel Squeal

19                              Reserved [For Light Mods]

20                              Sanding Valve

21                              Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

22                              Front Headlight

23                              Reserved [For Light Mods]

24                              Spitter Valves

25                              Manual Notching

26                              Notch Up / Short Air Release

27                              Notch Down / Cab Door

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.

Options Available

ESU LokSound V4.0 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom Built 82 Class Sound Project

ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)

Alternative brands of Sound and Non Sound Decoders of your choice.

DCC Solutions light Modification - 6, 8, or 12 light outputs

Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations

Crew figures added to the cabs.

CLICK HERE to contact DCC Solutions to install DCC in your On Track Models 82 Class Locomotive