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  DCC Solutions

Wombat Models C30T Class 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive

DCC/Sound Installation

Now available with a NEW Remastered Custom Sound Project

including "Full Throttle - Heavy Load"

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 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 extended smokeboxes. Most of these 28 superheated locomotives received a riveted on 'drumhead' extensions to their smokeboxes.

The first C30T to be withdrawn was 3126 in December 1958 with the last 3090 withdrawn in August 1972.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 V5 DCC (Sound) with our remastered V5 Custom Sound Project for the 30 Class or the LokPilot 5 (No Sound) for those not wishing sound The DCC Solutions 30 Class Sound Project includes recorded sounds from 3016.

We can offer several options of DCC installations for this model to suit all budgets, and can supply the decoders only for the DIY installers.

The DCC Solutions NSWGR C30T Class Custom Sound Project

is packed with sounds and features you won't find elsewhere!

Our Custom Sound Project now includes these fantastic features:

Full Throttle – Heavy Load

This feature allows you to simulate a loaded, empty or a hardworking steam train by pressing the F1 function button. When the button is pressed, it activates heavy load and the motor speed will be locked at a constant speed, while the sound changes into an intense chuff when you increase the throttle speed, so this can simulate a hardworking steam locomotive. This exciting, new feature gives the operator the ability to have their steam loco crawling along the track while having an intense chuff sound. Release the Heavy Load function button, and you simply go back to throttle-controlled speed and motion

Coasting on Demand

Apart from automatic coasting which is activated by a quick reduction of speed then is turned off after a set time or increased speed, our Coasting On Demand 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 engineer coasts to a stop. Another situation that occurs is that once a train is up to speed when rolling over the countryside, the driver can coast to maintain a certain speed. By pressing the coast function button, the sound drops to 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 return steam loco drive sound to whatever speed is set when exiting.

Sounds great when you toggle coasting on/off while driving a steam locomotive on your layout.

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.

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, 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 and you will 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.

Prototypical Headlight Operation

We have also modified the headlight operation to resemble 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 are:

  • Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive. Bring the loco to a stop and the headlight will return to dim.
  • Low Beam front headlight when reversing is also available.
  • Selectable high to low beam while driving.

Remastered Whistle

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

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

Optional light modification available: 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 Custom 30 Class Sound Project

contains sounds from the operational 3016

The NSWGR 30 Class Custom Sound Project includes:

  • 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 steam locomotive
  • Coasting On Demand
  • Working Brake
  • NSWGR 30 Class Playable Whistle with playing options including reversing 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 shunting mode
  • Water filling tender sounds
  • Generator controlled Headlight and Marker Lights. These are controlled by the generator sound rather than the light function
  • When the loco stops after braking the compressor cuts in
  • Guard's Whistle
  • Wheel Squeal and Rail Clanking
  • Automatic High Beam Headlight Function when the locomotive begins to drive and returning to a dim state at stop
  • Optional low beam front headlight when reversing or whilst driving
  • Play 10 different sounds simultaneously
  • Motor settings and sound volumes tuned to specifically suit the Wombat C30T Class Locomotive Model
  • Slow speed motor performance
  • 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.
  • This Sound Project is also suitable for other brands of 30 Class Models.


Standard DCC Installation: Non sound decoder with no lighting modifications.

Standard Sound Installation: An alternative brand of sound decoder with no light modifications.

Premium Sound Installation: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom Sound Project - sounds from 3016.

Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification: ESU LokSound 5 sound decoder programmed with the DCC Solutions Custom Sound Project with sounds from 3016 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.

Here is the selection of sound and function labels using the ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder


Premium Sound Installation and Light Modification

Function Description   

0  (HEADLIGHT)           Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Off_STOP-Dim

1                                Drive Hold - Heavy Load

2  (WHISTLE)              Whistle

3                                Low Beam Headlight while driving

4                               Cylinder Steam Release

5                               Coasting On Demand

6                               Brake

7                               Brake Squeal on Deceleration

8                               Boiler Start Up Sound On/Off/Mute

9                               Directional Rear Marker Lights [Optional]

10                             Rear Red Markers [Optional]

11                              Rear White Markers [Optional]

12                             Cab Light

13                             Headlight - FWD-Bright_REV-Dim_STOP-Dim

14                             Reserved (Light Mods)

Function Description   

15                              Blower

16                              Compressor

17                              Coupling /Uncoupling + Shunting Mode

18                              Wheel Squeal

19                              Guard's Whistle

20                              Sanding

21                              Volume Fader - Reduces Sound 50%

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

23                              Tender Water Fill

24                              Injectors

25                              Safety Valves

26                              Coal Shovelling

27                              Rail Clank

28                              Reversing Whistle

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.

Options Available

ESU LokSound 5 Sound Decoder programmed with DCC Solutions Custom NSW 30 Class Sound Project

ESU LokPilot V4.0 (Non Sound Decoder)

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

DCC Solutions upgraded Light Modifications

Supply only Decoders and Speakers for DIY Installations

Click here to contact DCC Solutions to enquire about DCC with Sound for your C30T Class Locomotive