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Digitised Crystal Clear Sound - the leader in digital sound systems for model railways

There are 3 key elements required to achieve great sound in a model locomotive:

1. The input: The Sound Project

2. The converter: The Sound Decoder

3. The output: The Speaker System 

DCCSound is an authorised ESU and Zimo stockist and we offer a suite of products and services for model railway hobbyists in search of great sounding models. You can even purchase the decoder, sound project and speaker system as a ready to plug-in "Sound Bundle".

We also offer decoder installation services, should you wish for us to complete the work. DCCSound has over 15 years experience in digital decoder and sound installations, so please contact us for a quote.

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2024 project update: VR K class

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Recorded from members K153, K163, K183 and K190


1. 15 different whistles from K163, 5 each of short, medium and long.

2. Exhaust chuff as recorded from K163

3. Variable speed air pump/compressor

4. Injectors from K153 & K163 (user selectable)

5. Heavy load and coast simulation

6. Brake valve sounds with physical brake action

7. Coupler clang and uncouple

8. Headlight with dimmer and variable speed turbo generator

9. Marker light control (for future model release)

10. Sanding valve, two stage safety valve

11. Coal shovelling, handbrake & taildisc

12. Flange squeal

13. Rail joint clack

14. Firebox grate / ashpan emptying

EMD export G8B: VR T class

In collaboration with SRHC, three G8B projects now in development...

1st order member T342 entered service with the Victorian Railways in 1956, retiring from government service in 1989, before moving into private hands. Rated to 950 HP and powered by an EMD 8-567C prime mover with D15 generator. The C signified a new crank case design (from the A and B version) by EMD, for 567 engines built from 1953.


4th order T378 was introduced in 1964, providing 26 years of service before withdrawal and subsequent transfer into private ownership. While originally fitted with an 8-567CR, a more powerful 8-645E prime mover was fitted by the Victorian Railways in the early 1980s. The 8-645E prime mover has a higher idle and maximum speed than seen on the 8-567CR prime mover, and thus presents a louder soundscape.

4th order T382 entered service in the same year as T378, again built by Clyde engineering in NSW. Ownership finally moved from government to a private consortium group, Freight Victoria in 1999. This order of G8Bs fitted with a 8-567CR prime mover were capable of 950 HP with a respecified crankshaft and firing order and thus sound different to the original C spec fitted to the 1st order T class.

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