Bulletin: *GE 16cyl 7FDL Modern (FT)*

*GE 16cyl 7FDL Modern (FT)*

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

In the Mid 1980s GE changed it's 16cyl FDL design to include a different exhaust silencer, a new electric compressor often known as the "Whoop compressor" and changed some of the electronics of their locomotives. These differences among a few other led to a distinct change in the sounds from the GE 16cyl FDL often found from the U25Bs on through the Dash-7 series of the Locomotives.

GE's AC series of locomotives were introducted in 1994. They share the same carbody design and many of the internal components as the Dash-9 series, except they are equipped with AC traction motors instead of the conventional DC versions. The cab air conditioner was moved from the left (conductor's) side walkway to a position under the cab floor to make space for the six traction inverters (one per axle) that supply the AC current to the traction motors.

The "Modern" GE 7FDL 16Cyl Prime mover can be found in the following Locos:
Dash 8-39B
Dash 8 40-B
Dash 8-40BW
Dash 8-39C
Dash 8-40C
Dash 8-40CM
Dash 8-40CW
Dash 8-41CW
Dash 8-44CW
Dash 9-40C
Dash 9-40CW
Dash 9-44CW
Some AC6000CW were built with 7FDL-16cyls and were later converted to 7HDL-16cyl. Some were never converted. Please refer to the prototype for reference.

Passenger Locos including: P40DC, and P42DC were built slightly different and contained HEP. For these engines plese use Select Sound file (73482) or V4.0 Sound file (74482).

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 16cyl 7FDL Modern

Uses our NEW-HORNS-AND-BELLS template...

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 Nathan K3HA (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=7 Leslie S3L #1
CV48=8 Leslie S5T
CV48=9 Nathan K5H
CV48=10 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=11 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=12 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=13 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=14 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)
CV48=15 Nathan K5H (Duplicate horn due to space restrictions)

CV48=0 GE Fast Steel Bell
CV48=64 Modern E-Bell

Add values from above for total CV48 value.

Default CV48 Value = 0

0 - GE 16cyl 7FDL Modern
5 - Nathan K3HA
0 - GE Fast Steel Bell

Total 0+5+0 = 5

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