Bulletin: *GE 8cyl 7FDL (FT)*

*GE 8cyl 7FDL (FT)*

Equipped with ESU "FULL THROTTLE" features!
MUST use LokProgrammer Version 4.4.21 or newer

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.

As with all SELECT decoders there are up to 16 separate horns, 2 separate brake squeals and 2 bells included on this one sound profile! All changeable using CV48.

Prime Mover:
CV48=0 GE 8cyl 7FDL


CV48=0 Nathan K5LA
CV48=1 Nathan K3L
CV48=2 Nathan M5
CV48=3 Nathan P3
CV48=4 Nathan Old Cast P5
CV48=5 Nathan K3HA
CV48=6 Leslie S3L #1
CV48=7 Leslie RS5T
CV48=8 Leslie A125
CV48=9 Nathan M3
CV48=10 Leslie RS3K
CV48=11 Nathan K5H
CV48=12 Leslie S2M
CV48=13 Nathan M3H
CV48=14 Leslie S3E
CV48=15 Leslie S5TRF

CV48=0 GE Steel Bell
CV48=64 GE Steel Bell #2

Add values from above for total CV48 value.

Default CV48 Value = 1

0 - GE 8cyl 7FDL
1 - Nathan K3L
0 - GE Steel Bell

Total 0+1+0 = 1

New FULL THROTTLE features:

Drive Hold: Sound Slot 2 Mapped to F9
Independent Brake: Sound Slot 11 Mapped to F10
Run 8: Sound Slot 20 (not Mapped)
Coast: Sound Slot 21 (not Mapped)

For more info please see the "Full Throttle" Quick Start Guide in the ESU Instruction Manual Section of our website.


Key Function Soundslots Volume CVs Volume value
LightDirectional Headlights
F2Playable Airhorn3275128
F4Dynamic Brake629990
F5AUX3 (Rotary Beacon)
F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Front Ditchlights)
F7Switching Mode
F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
F9Drive Hold2267128
F10Independent Brake1133920
F11Radiator (Fan) Sound831550
F12Dimmer (Headlights)
F13AUX4 (Rear Ditchlights)
F15Fast Spitter Valve1537150
F16Spitters on Shutdown
F17Brake Set / Brake Release
F18Sanding Valve13355128
F19Short Air Let Off14363128
F21Slow Spitter Valve1738750