LokSound 4.0 US Sounds

Here you can find the project files for our LokSound V4.0 decoder.  Please use the latest LokProgrammer Software V4 to download these files to the decoder. We will extend the list of available sounds frequently, so a regular visit to this page is recommended.

If you already know the ESU project ID (5-digit code), simply enter it in the search field.

As a General Reference:
ANY LokSound V4.0 Sound file can be written to ANY LokSound V4.0 decoder. This means you can write a Micro(N Scale) 748xx file to an 8 pin or 21MTC V4.0, and alternately a 744xx(HO Scale) file to a Micro or V4.0 Direct decoder. The ESU LokProgrammer software will recognize the difference and ask you to proceed. By Accepting you are giving the permission needed for the LokProgrammer to automatically make the conversion needed.

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  •   *UP Big Boy*

    During the late 1930s, the Union Pacific often used helpers to move trains from Ogden to Wasatch. The UP wanted to simplify this move so they asked their "Department of Research and Mechanical Standards" (DoRMS) to design a locomotive that could pull a 3600 ton train unassisted over the 1.14% grade of the Wasatch.
    The designers determined that to pull a 3600 ton train, a tractive effort of 135,000 lbs would be needed. Assuming a factor of adhesion of 4.0, the weight on drivers would have to be 4.0 * 135,000 = 540,000 lbs. Given an axle loading of 67,500 lbs each, this would require 8 drivers or an x-8-8-x wheel arrangement. The designers agreed upon the 4-8-8-4 design. Next, the horsepower and cylinder sizes were computed based on 300 psi boiler pressure. Although they weren't planning to pull these freight trains at 80 MPH, the DoRMS designed them for 80 MPH in order to have a sufficient factor of safety built into the design. What resulted is considered by many to be the most successful articulated steam locomotive ever built. 4000 was delivered to Omaha at 6PM, September 5, 1941.

    The 25 Big Boys were built in two groups. The first group, called "class 1", were built starting in 1941. They were numbered 4000-4019. The second group, "class 2", were built in 1944. They were numbered 4020-4024. The last revenue freight pulled by a Big Boy was in July of 1959. Most were retired in 1961. The last one was retired in July of 1962. As late as September, 1962, there were still four operational Big Boys at Green River, WY.

    Article number(s): 74416, 74516
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 10.06.2014

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights / Dynamo6299128
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Whistle3275128
    F3Coupler5291128
    F4Blower8315128
    F5Aux3 (Firebox)
    F6Aux1,2
    F7Switching Mode6299128
    F8Sound (On/Off) 1, 2, 24259, 267, 443110, 110, 110
    F9Dimmer
    F10Air Pump7307120
    F11Oil Burner14363128
    F12Coal Shoveling1537180
    F13Aux4
    F14Injector932340
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Railclank1133985
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355100
    F19Open Cylinder Cocks
    F20Short Whistle16379128
    F21Dynamo

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *EMD 16Cyl 645E3*

    First introduced in 1965, the EMD 645 series is still in production on a by-request basis. It is one of the most popular locomotive prime movers ever produced.
    This version is an EMD 645E3 16cyl. It has been the most popular 645 produced. This is used in many prototypes including:
    GP40, GP40-2, GP40P, GP40P-2, GP40TC, SD40, SD40A, SD40-2, SD40T-2, SDP40, SDP40F, F40PH, Australian National BL Class, GT26CW, DSB Class MZ, DDA40X (dual engine), RENFE Class 333, F40C, V/Line G class (original), DSB Class ME, and British Rail Class 59.

    We have incorporated many New Features in this Sound File including:
    -2 Stage Shaft Driven Air Compressor that runs faster when the Prime Mover runs faster.
    -Hand Brake Ratchet.
    -Brake Wheel Type Hand Brakes.
    -Both Regular Prime Mover and "Smart Start" Prime Mover.
    -Proper working Dynamic Brakes. PM Spools down to Idle and then rises as Dynamic Brake Fan Runs. AND The Engine Brakes faster due to Dynamic Brake motor Logic.
    -Throttle Sensitive Prime Mover Sound Paths.
    -Brand New Spitter Sounds. Slow and Fast!
    -Spitter Sounds upon shutdown for 1 minute then automatically turn off.

    Sound Slot 1 features an "EMD 16-645E with Turbo"
    Sound Slot 2 features an "EMD 16-645E with Turbo" Equipped with "Smart Start"

    If you would prefer the Smart Start Prime Mover change the following CVs to enable Sound Slot 2 instead of Sound Slot 1
    CV31 = 16, CV32 = 2
    ----------------------
    CV430 = 2

    Horns:
    As Default this file is equipped with a Leslie RS3L Horn.
    To use other horns please use the ESU Template pack. Template pack 1.5 and newer will contain many of the new North American sounds.

    Copy the following link into your browser for a sample video of this Prime Mover in action:
    http://youtu.be/qp3rs3w3Q6M


    Article number(s): 74408
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 17.02.2014

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlight
    F1Bell4, 11283, 33970, 70
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake6299100
    F5AUX3 (Set for Numberboards)
    F6Forward:AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Lights Front) Reverse: AUX4 (Ditch Lights Rear)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Manual Notching (up)
    F10Manual Notching (down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound831564
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Slow Spitter Valve1738780
    F14Hand Brake Wheel19403100
    F15Hand Brake Ratchet20411100
    F16Spitter on Shutdown Off
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730790
    F21Fast Spitter Valve1537180
    F22E-Bell (If F22 is Pressed, F1 Will play E-Bell, instead of CV48 Options)1133970

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   GG-1

    American old type electric locomotive GG1

    Article number(s): 74459, 74559
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 07.11.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell4283128
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Soundfader
    F5Aux3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6Aux1+Aux2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute)1259128
    F9Switching Mode + Dynamic Brake8315128
    F10Volume Control
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector Sound9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)1133980
    F17Brake Set / Release12347128
    F181335535
    F1914363128
    F20730780
    F21Deactivate Brake Squeal Sound

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *GE 8Cyl FDL U18B*

    The GE U18B was introduced by GE as a branch line roadswitcher in 1973. Easy to spot due to its relatively short length — 54 ft 8 in (16.66 m) — it was the only North American locomotive powered by the 8-cylinder FDL engine.

    There were some export locomotives built with this prime mover:
    SG10B, U15C, U17C, U20C, and the C18-7i

    The U18B was not well recieved as only 5 railroads bought the locomotive, with one railroad only purchasing 1 unit, for total of 163 units produced. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL) bought 105 U18Bs, far more than the second-best U.S. customer, the Maine Central Railroad (MEC), which ordered 10. Most of the SCL and MEC U18Bs rode on refurbished Blomberg trucks, recycled from old EMD locomotives, making the U18B even more visually distinct from other GE locomotives.

    Not many U18Bs still exist, but some short-line railroads, such as the Pickens Railway, still have several U18Bs in everyday service. We are very grateful to the Pickens Railway for allowing ESU to record one of these rare locomotives.

    Article number(s): 74476
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 28.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlight
    F1Bell428370
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629965
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Manual Notching (up)
    F10Manual Notching (down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound831590
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector Sounds9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730790
    F21Spitter Valve Sound1738780

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *Alco 539T*

    The Alco 539 engine was developed in response to the perceived drawback that Alco's line of diesel switchers had a restricted field of vision because of the high hood. Both Baldwin and EMC were offering diesel switchers with a lower engine hood that the trainmen could see over.

    The 539T was equipped with the Buchi turbocharger, being made under license by the Elliott Manufacturing Company of Jeannette, Pennsylvania. The first 539T engines were used in S-2 switchers and DL-105 passenger locomotives built in September 1940. Alco locomotives using this engine include the S-2, S-4, RS-1, RSC-1, RSD-1, DL-105, DL-107, DL-108, DL-109, and DL-110. MLW locomotives using this engine include the S-2, S-4, S-7, S-12, RS-1, and RSC-13.

    Article number(s): 74411
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 23.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629970
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector Sound9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730750
    F21Spitter Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *Baldwin 606SC_606A*

    Baldwin 606SC and 606A Prime Movers were used in quite a few Baldwin prototypes.
    DS-4-4-1000, RS-12, S-12, DRS-6-4-1000, DRS-4-4-1000, DR-6-2-1000, DT-6-6-2000, RT-624, DR-6-4-2000, DR-6-2-1000.

    Though not quite correct the 606SC/606A Prime Mover sounds very similar to the 608SC/608A Prime movers This would be appropriate for:
    DRS-6-4-1500, DRS-4-4-1500, DRS-6-6-1500, AS-416, AS-16, AS-616, DR-6-4-1500, DR-4-4-1500 and the RF-16(Sharknose).

    Article number(s): 74447
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 15.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlight
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Warm start
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1, 24259, 443128, 128
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13AUX4
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730740
    F21Spitter Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *SP Cab Forward*

    Cab Forwards were designed to keep the crews from getting asfixiated from smoke while long tunnels. While a few other railroads considered purchasing the design, only the Southern Pacific Railroad ever bought any. Many wheel arrangements were used but most of them were of the 4-8-8-2 design.

    Many Cab Forwards also contained a Seperate Air Horn. This Sound Profile also contains the ability to play this horn sound using Function 12. (remappable if desired)

    AC-6 through AC-12 Cab Forwards Used a Saturated airpump mounted on the front of the boiler. These had a very distinct sound which we have gone through great lengths to duplicate.

    Article number(s): 74409
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 09.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights / Dynamo6299128
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Whistle3275128
    F3Coupler5291128
    F4Blower8315128
    F5Aux3 (Firebox)
    F6Aux1,2
    F7Switching Mode6299128
    F8Sound (On/Off) 1, 2, 24259, 267, 443110, 110, 110
    F9Dimmer
    F10Air Pump7307120
    F11Oil Burner14363128
    F12SP Steam Airhorn1537180
    F13Aux4
    F14Injector932340
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Railclank1133985
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355100
    F19Open Cylinder Cocks
    F20Short Whistle16379128
    F21Dynamo

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *ALCO 244 (12 Cyl)*

    Well over 1,300 RS-3 road-switcher locomotives were built by ALCO between 1950 and 1956. It can be considered one of the most successful four-axle diesel road-switchers ever produced by the builder. These 1,600hp locomotives were powered by an ALCO 244 V-12 engine which was complimented by rugged GE electrical components. The RS-3 was truly a versatile locomotive. It could be found in virtually every type of service from passenger and commuter runs to heavy-haul and local freight assignments.

    While our Alco 244 Prime mover was recorded from an RS-3 this prime mover was also installed in the following engines:
    FA-1
    FB-1
    FA-2
    FB-2
    FPA-2
    FPB-2
    PA-1
    PB-1
    PA-2
    PB-2
    RS-2
    RSC-2
    RSC-3
    RSD-4
    RSD-5
    RSD-7

    Article number(s): 74401
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 08.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlight
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629986
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Manual Notching (up)
    F10Manual Notching (down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Aux4
    F14Detector9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short air let off14363128
    F20Compressor730777
    F21Spitter Valve15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *Baldwin 606NA*

    Baldwin 606 and 606NA Prime Movers were used in the following prototype locomotives:
    S-8, DRS-4-4-660, DRS-4-4-750, DRS-6-4-660.

    Article number(s): 74446
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 08.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlight
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Warm start
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13AUX4
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730740
    F21Spitter Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   *EMD F40PH*

    The EMD F40PH is equipped with a turbocharged EMD 645E3 V16 cylinder, two-stroke Prime mover. A standard F40PH has a gear ratio of 57:20 allowing a top speed of 103 mph (166 km/h). To support passenger service, the F40PH has another electrical alternator known as the head end power unit.(HEP) The HEP unit generates three-phase AC power at 480 V AC, 750 A or about 500 kW to provide power to the passenger cars for lighting, heating, and air conditioning. Originally F40PHs all powered the HEP alternator from the 16-645E3 prime mover; head end power must be delivered to the train at a constant frequency, so the prime mover had to turn at a constant 900 RPM while supplying head end power (even if the locomotive was standing still with the throttle in Idle). Power to the traction motors was controlled by varying the field excitation of the main (traction) generator. If the HEP was turned on the F40PH ran in Notch 8 all the time. Sitting still or moving at full speed. If the HEP was turned off (while switching perhaps) The prime mover went through the notches like normal. Idle through 8.

    Our new F40PH sound is that of an as built F40PH with a shaft driven HEP which can be turned on and off accordingly. It also has Stand-by mode which is used in stations to drop the PM enough that the HEP is still able to be used, yet Fuel savings and noise is more control while not moving. One thing to note is that if 2 F40Ph's were on a train only the engine closest to the cars should have the HEP running.

    Many of the F40PH's were rebuilt over the years. If by chance you are modeling a Rebuilt F40PH which may have a Caterpillar HEP unit you should not use this file, but rather the F40PH rebuilt/MP36PH-3C file as it will have the proper sounds and sound schedule for that engine.

    Article number(s): 74430
    Manufacturer: ESU electronic solutions ulm
    Last change: 08.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428345
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake6299128
    F5HEP Mode8, 14315, 36364, 128
    F6Aux1+Aux2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute)1, 12259, 34799, 40
    F9Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound831564
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Stand-By Mode18395128
    F14Aux3 output (pre-set to Double Strobe)
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)1133964
    F17Brake Set / Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730740
    F21Pop Valve Sound

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   EMD 567 16cyl. Non Turbo

    The EMD 567 16cyl Prime Mover was one of the most widely used Prime Movers in the world! From F-Units to Geeps this popular power house can still be found in many locomotives riding the rails today.

    With Manual Transition!

    Transition is the process by which the transmission of a diesel-electric locomoitve is brought from series wiring to parallel wiring. When in series, all current in the locomotive pass through all motors: this produces maximum low-speed force in the motors, i.e., maximum starting torque. When in parallel, current is divided among the motors: this produces maximum high-end efficency, i.e., highest motor speed. In the Early EMD 567 prime movers this could be done manually. There was a throttle lever and a transition lever on the control stands. When the engineer made transition there was a very distinct sounds of the prime mover winding down to idle then up again quickly from Idle to the throttle notch. Not all locomotives can make transition -- yard locomotives are often wired only for series. Also many locomotives were equipped with automatic transitions that occured at a high rate of speed. This classic sound of "Manual Transition" is not heard in these engines the same way as it is in the early 567s. In Fact, it is best to check your prototype as this manual transistion sound could arguably be stated to be wrong for more than it is right for!

    If you find that you will need the automatic transition you will need to use the template pack in our LokPogrammer to switch to the automatic transition prime mover. Automatic Transition can be found in Template Pack 1.5 and above.

    Article number(s): 74436
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 02.10.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629986
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector Sound9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 i On)1738790
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730777
    F21Spitter Valve15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   GE P42

    The GE "Genesis" series of Locomotives was developed to be the main locomotives for Amtrak. Amtraks EMD F40PH locomotives were aging fast and GE came to the rescue with a more powerful and more fuel efficient design. Some P42 Locomotives were built with a Dual Mode capability utilizing a 3rd Rail shoe for collecting electricity. These engines run on the North East Corridor on Amtrak and on Metro North. The ESU version is the DC model which is much more common. It can be used to represent the P42s used by Amtrak, Via, NJT and Conn DOT. It can also be used in the non-electrified Areas of Metro North.

    The P42 has a Very Specific Sound set. No Generic GE sound is correct for it. We have gone out of our way to make sure the sound we provide is as accurate as possible. We’ve even had the opportunity to take a cab in a P42 and take note of exactly how the engine was operated so that we could produce a sound that is absolutely true to the prototype.

    Some the P42 Specific Features include the following:
    -E-Bell
    -Automatic E-Bell and Flashing Ditch Lights with the Horn
    -Awesome LOUD K5LA Amtrak P42 Horn
    -Low Idle sounds (when HEP is off)
    -P42 Dynamic Brake sounds
    -Accurate HEP Sounds with the Prime Mover running about 900 RPM
    -Change in sound when HEP is active an heavy load is applied
    -Stand By Mode when HEP is active and sitting still (on a function button)
    -Auto Crossing Sequence loop with E-Bell and Flashing Ditch Lights (Real P42's have a button on the floor to activate this!)
    -Air Dryer sound
    -Outstanding "Whoop" Air compressor sounds
    -Function outputs AUX 1 and AUX 2 set up for Reversing Red Lights on nose and tail with ability to be turned off separate from the Headlights for prototypical running.
    -Function outputs AUX 3 and AUX 4 are set up for Flashing Ditch Lights

    Article number(s): 74482, 74582, 74882
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 13.06.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights Including Red Lights
    F1Bell428375
    F2Playable Airhorn3, 9275, 323128, 75
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629980
    F5HEP Mode14363128
    F6Aux3+Aux4 (Ditch Light)
    F7Grade Crossing Horn Sequence9, 11323, 33975, 128
    F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute)1, 12259, 347128, 40
    F9Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315100
    F12Dimmer (Headlights) Turns off Ditch Lights
    F13Stand-By Mode18395128
    F14Aux1 power off (Front Redlights)
    F15Aux2 power off (Rear Redlights)
    F16Air Dryer10331128
    F17Brake Set / Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor7307100
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   GE GEVO-12

    GE Evolution 12cyl "Gevo" Locomotives have a 4 stoke diesel engine and have been designed to be more efficient and more emission friendly than previous models. Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with either AC or DC traction motors, depending on the customer's preference, though admittedly there is little sound difference if any between the two.

    All Gevos have been delivered with the Nathan-Airchime K5HL air horn. Most if not all have been delivered with a Graham-White 373 E-Bells. This E-Bell is tied to the Horn Circuit in the locomotive and will play automatically when the horn is played. The ESU version also has this new feature. The Bell can be activated by either pressing F1 or by pressing the Horn using F2. The "Auto-Bell" can be turned off by silencing the Auto-Bell sound slot. (CV32-1 then CV323 to a value of 0) Due to the fact that all Gevos have been delivered with the same horn, This V4.0 sound only inlcudes the Nathan K5HLL Horn. If you would like to use other horns you will need to change the horns with the Template Pack.

    Another feature of the prototype is "Smart Start" for the sake of both emissions and fuel savings All Gevos have been built with an auto shutdown/Auto Start feature. After the loco has been idle for a period time, the engine will shut down on its own. If the prime mover cools to a certain temperature the loco will automatically start again to keep from freezing. Our ESU version is also equipped with this "Smart Start" feature.
    The Smart Start feature will be available for the V4.0 File as a Template Pack upgrade. The 74423 file comes without this feature installed, but using our LokProgrammer it can easily be changed. If enabled after idling for the User Selectable Time the engine will shut down and without doing anything to the throttle it will start again on its own. If at any time during this shutdown mode you would like to run your loco, just turn the throttle slightly and the engine will go through it's start up cycle and then allow you to move it.

    Article number(s): 74423
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 21.05.2013

    Sound sample / Functions

    Sound sample

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428350
    F2Playable Airhorn3, 9275, 32380, 50
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629990
    F5AUX3 (Set for Numberboards)
    F6Forward:AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Lights Front-Flashing)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Reverse:Aux4(Rear Ditchlights) non Flashing
    F14Air Dryer10331128
    F15Blank
    F16Blank
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Modern GE Air Compressor7307128
    F21Spitter Valve15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   EMD 12-645E3

    The EMD GP39-2 is a 4-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1974 and 1984. 239 examples of this locomotive were built for American railroads. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the GP39-2 was an upgraded GP39. The power for this locomotive was provided by a turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine, which could produce 2,300 horsepower.

    While this sound was recorded from an EMD GP39-2 the 12Cyl 645E3 Prime mover is also accurate for GP39, GP39-2, SD39, SDL39, CIE 071, EMD GT22, British Rail Class 57, V/Line N class, New Zealand DFT class, JT22CW, V/Line A class. This would also be VERY close to a GP49.

    there are also 16 separate horns, 2 separate brake squeals, and 2 bells included on this one sound profile! All changeable using CV48
    This file contains 16 Airhorns accessible by changing CV48 values 0-1

    Article number(s): 74439
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 16.05.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629970
    F5Aux3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6Aux1+Aux2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute)1, 12259, 347128, 40
    F9Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16, 17379, 387128, 128
    F14Detector Sound93238
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Release
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730777
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   ALCO251 Air Start

    The Alco 251 diesel engine was developed by the American Locomotive Company to replace the 244 and 539. The 251 Prime mover was Alco’s best selling prime mover. In 1954, the 251 went into production with the inline-6 at Auburn, New York. Ultimately a refined and successful design, the 251 outlived its designer. For a time it was built in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works. Today it is still available from Fairbanks-Morse. Examples of the 16-Cyl 251 can be found in the following locomotives:
    Air Start Examples: C430, C630, C636,C630M, and Some M630s and M636's
    Electric Start Examples: RS-27, RSD-15, RSD-17, C424, M424W, C425, C628, C855, C855B, M630, C636, M636, LRC-2, LRC-3 and HR616.
    This file contains 16 Airhorns accessible by changing CV48 values 0-1

    Article number(s): 74427
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 16.05.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629970
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1, 9259, 323128, 8
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector17387128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release12347128
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730777
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   ALCO251-12

    The Alco 251 diesel engine was developed by the American Locomotive Company to replace the 244 and 539. The 251 Prime mover was Alco’s best selling prime mover. In 1954, the 251 went into production with the inline-6 at Auburn, New York. The next year production of the V-12 followed. Samples of the 12Cyl versions were found in: RS-11, RSD-12, RS-18, RS-36, FPA-4, FPB-4, DL500B, RS-32, C420, MLW M420TR, M420W, DH643 and HR412
    Ultimately a refined and successful design, the 251 outlived its designer. For a time it was built in Canada by Montreal Locomotive Works. Today it is still available from Fairbanks-Morse.

    Article number(s): 74402
    Manufacturer: ESU electronic solutions ulm
    Last change: 16.05.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake6299128
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)125999
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13AUX4 function output
    F14Detector Sound9323128
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release12347128
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor7307100
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   Shay - Bachmann

    This LokSound V4.0 XL is customized for the Bachmann Shay. This sound file has 5 Whistles, which can be changed by setting CV48 to a value between 0 and 4. you will find the construction manual on our homepage: www.esu.eu

    Article number(s): 74524
    Manufacturer: Bachmann
    Last change: 11.04.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional headlights / Dynamo62994
    F1Bell4283100
    F2Playable whistle3275128
    F3Short whistle16379128
    F4Coupler Clank529190
    F5Injector932345
    F6AUX1 Cab Light
    F7Switching mode
    F8Prime mover
    F9Open cylinder cocks ON/OFF (Manual Control)
    F10Air Pump730775
    F11Water Syphon1033190
    F12Coal Shoveling1537180
    F13Water Fill from tank1234765
    F14Brake Set/Release (Auto)11339128
    F15Blower831590
    F16Ashpan2041150
    F17Safety Valve1940390
    F18Oil Burner2141980

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   Shay

    The Shay locomotive was the most widely used geared steam locomotive. The locomotives were built to the patents of Ephraim Shay, who has been credited with the popularization of the concept of a geared steam locomotive.

    Shay locomotives had regular fire-tube boilers offset to the left to provide space for, and counterbalance the weight of, a two or three cylinder "motor," mounted vertically on the right with longitudinal drive shafts extending fore and aft from the crankshaft at wheel axle height. These shafts had universal joints and square sliding prismatic joints to accommodate the swiveling trucks. Each axle was driven by a separate bevel gear, with no side rods.

    The strength of these engines is that all wheels, including, in some engines, those under the tender, are driven so that all the weight develops tractive effort. A high ratio of piston strokes to wheel revolutions allowed them to run at partial slip, where a conventional rod engine would spin its drive wheels and burn rails, losing all traction.

    Shay locomotives were often known as sidewinders or stemwinders for their side-mounted drive shafts. Most were built for use in the United States, but many were exported, to about thirty countries, either by Lima, or after they had reached the end of their usefulness in the US.

    This ESU LokSound V4.0 File has 5 Whistles, which can be changed by setting CV48 to a value between 0 and 4.

    Article number(s): 74415
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 10.04.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional headlights / Dynamo629950
    F1Bell428370
    F2Playable whistle3275128
    F3Short whistle16379128
    F4Coupler Clank529190
    F5Injector932345
    F6AUX1 [1], Firebox
    F7Switching mode
    F8Prime mover
    F9Open cylinder cocks ON/OFF (Manual Control)
    F10Air Pump7307100
    F11Water Syphon10331128
    F12Coal Shoveling1537180
    F13Water Fill from tank1234740
    F14Brake Set/Release (Auto)11339128
    F15Blower8315128
    F16Ashpan2041150
    F17Safety Valve1940390
    F18Oil Burner1335580

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   EMD 710-20Cyl - SD80MAC

    The SD80MAC is a 5000 horsepower C-C diesel-electric locomotive. The SD80MAC uses a 20 cylinder version of EMD's 710G prime mover,formally known as the V-20 710G3B-ES and is the first diesel locomotive to use a 20-cylinder engine since the SD45/SD45-2. The SD80MAC introduced a wide radiator housing similar to GE locomotives and the placement of dynamic brakes at the rear of the locomotive. Key spotting difference between the SD80MAC and SD90MAC include: no external rear sandbox on the 90MAC, rear number boards, and the placement of the front numberboards (above the cab windows on the SD80MAC, on the nose on most SD90MACs). The SD80MAC also has recessed red marker lights in the nose, an identifying feature unique to Conrail locomotives, although NS has removed the lights on most of their former Conrail engines.
    This file contains 16 Airhorns accessible by changing CV48 values 0-15

    Article number(s): 74496
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 10.04.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell428399
    F2Playable Airhorn3275128
    F3Coupler Clank5291128
    F4Dynamic Brake629970
    F5Aux3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6Aux1+Aux2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Prime Mover Sound On / Off (Mute)1259128
    F9Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315128
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379128
    F14Detector Sound93238
    F15Crossing Communication10331128
    F16Rail Clank (works only if F8 is On)11339128
    F17Brake Set / Release12347128
    F18Sanding Valve13355128
    F19Short Air Let Off14363128
    F20Compressor730777
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371128

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

  •   SD70M-2

    The SD70M-2 is a DC traction version of the SD70ACe, and the two models are nearly identical in every other respect. Production commenced in 2005. Like the SD70ACe the SD70M-2 models are equipped with the 16-710G3C-T2 prime mover which is rated at 4,300 horsepower. One of the main differences in the SD70M-2/SD70ACes from previous SD70s is the addition of Air Start. This loud burst of air in the start sequence is not present on most earlier EMD locomotives. All SD70M-2s and SD70ACes, except for the ones bought by CITX, are equipped with the Airchime model K5LLA air horn and an electronic bell.
    This file contains 16 Airhorns accessible by changing CV48 values 0-15

    Article number(s): 74425
    Manufacturer: ESU
    Last change: 10.01.2013

    Functions

    Functions (LokSound)

    Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
    LightDirectional Headlights
    F1Bell4283
    F2Playable Airhorn3275
    F3Coupler Clank5291
    F4Dynamic Brake6299
    F5AUX3 output (pre-set to Mars Light)
    F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Ditch Light)
    F7Switching Mode
    F8Sound (On/Off)1259
    F9Diesel Manual Notching (Up)
    F10Diesel Manual Notching (Down)
    F11Radiator (Fan) Sound8315
    F12Dimmer (Headlights)
    F13Short Airhorn16379
    F14Empty9323
    F15Empty10331
    F16Empty11339
    F17Brake Set / Brake Release12347
    F18Sanding Valve13355
    F19Short Air Let Off14363
    F20Compressor7, 15307, 371
    F21Pop Valve Sound15371

    Note: Please make sure that Index CV 32 is set to 1 and Index CV 31 is set to value 16 before you change any of the sound volume CVs. Please refer to the decoder's user manual.

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