Bulletin: *Dual GE 16cyl FDL (FT)*

*Dual GE 16cyl FDL (FT)*

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

The GE FDL-16 prime mover was first used in 1959 in the General Electric U25B locomotive. Over the years little changed in terms of sound until the "Dash-8" series of GE locomotives was introduced. Known for their throaty chug and shaft driven compressor (rather than the more modern “Whoop” electric compressor).

Essentially 2 U25Bs built on a single frame, the U50 was designed to replace the turbines on UP. Using scrapped Turbine frames 2 FDL 16 Prime movers were put together creating a 5000 horsepower locomotive nicked named "Baby Hueys"


Union Pacific - 15
Southern Pacific - 3

As with all Select decoders there are also 16 separate horns, 2 separate brake squeals, and 2 bells include on this one sound profile!

All changeable using CV48

Prime Mover:
CV48=0 Dual GE 16cyl FDL

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

CV48=0 Nathan Single Chime
CV48=1 Nathan K3L
CV48=2 Nathan M5
CV48=3 Nathan P3
CV48=4 Leslie S5TRF
CV48=5 Nathan K3HA
CV48=6 Leslie RS3L
CV48=7 Leslie S3L #1
CV48=8 Leslie A125
CV48=9 Leslie A200
CV48=10 Leslie Dual A125-A200
CV48=11 Leslie S5TRF (Duplicate horn due to space restriction)
CV48=12 Leslie S5TRF (Duplicate horn due to space restriction)
CV48=13 Leslie S5TRF (Duplicate horn due to space restriction)
CV48=14 Leslie S5TRF (Duplicate horn due to space restriction)
CV48=15 Leslie S5TRF (Duplicate horn due to space restriction)

CV48=0 GE Bell
CV48=64 Bronze Bell

Add values from above for total CV48 value.

Default CV48 Value = 10

0 - PRIME MOVER - Dual GE 16cyl FDL
10 - HORN - Leslie Dual A125-A200
0 - BELL - GE Bell

Total 0+10+0 = 6

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)1, 23259, 435128, 128
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