A2/2 Late Crest Thompson DCC Sound Decoders on ESU


A2/2 Era 4/5 Thompson Decoder available.
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This project includes variable length  whistle plus short and fancy whistles.

All sounds are in fine 16-bit quality without artifacts or background noise. The whistles have a nice and subtle echo that slowly fades out.

Also the project offers automatic blower sound once the throttles opens or manually activated  by Key 14

Furthermore, our projects offer features such as

- quick response to controller commands

- active brake

- semi automatic wagons buffer clashing sound (off when stationary)

- volume setting by F-key

Also you can activate a shunting mode. It offers different acceleration values, adjustable automatic coasting feature and individual max speed. All values are adjustable by CVs.

Not to mention the project contains

- curve squeal

- coach doors slamming

- brake valves

- water fill sound.

Besides, coal shoveling is always synchronized with Aux1, even as a random sound. Plus a whole spectrum of authentic sounds adding to your driving pleasure.

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We started our adventure in searching archives, old recordings and technical data for the A2/2 and for the A2/3 Thompson locomotives a few months ago and after a careful examination of the documents that we collected we felt comfortable and confident in developing the A2/2 and A2/3 Thompson DCC Sound Projects for each era.

Our sound editing began using most matching recordings  of closer classes in order to recreate realistic  chuffs sound .

After mixing and testing these sound we created different files regarding different technical data and two different levels of maintenance.

We also took excellent recordings of the LNER small bell-type post-war whistle.

Our technical data suggested that these classes were actually slightly different in their beats and accentuation of the chuffs, the whistles differ with different boiler pressure and with increasing age, and obviously the injector sound also depended very much by the poor maintenance in the sixties than the previous era, not to mention slight differences in other secondary sounds.


Additional information

Pin type

Micro 8 Pin Decoder, O- Gauge Loksound L5, Sound File Reblow, Standard 21 Pin Decoder, Standard 8 Pin Decoder, Next 18 with Spkr Wires