ESU Decoders for Mallard A4 Class

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A4 Class (Sir Nigel Gresley, Mallard) 8Pin Decoder with ESU standard speaker.

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First of all this Gresley A4 Mallard is now available from this store. So that it can be added to our first ESU decoders collection.

Instantly it will improve your driving experience. So this is Mallard project is enhanced by the use of playable customizable whistle and brakes that follow your commands. All this adds to the sense of exhilaration of going back to the steam age. Sooner than later available on Zimo as well.

A4 Mallard Gresley ESU decoders now available

Also, start this video to hear our A4 Gresley sound. Of course, this is exactly the same as those to be found on both the ESU decoders and Zimo decoders we supply.

The Absolute Best ESU Decoders for the A4 Class Gresley Mallard

First of all, copyright is abided by in both our ESU decoders British Steam sound projects. Since we professionally record all sounds in each project at the highest fidelity with digital recorders with multiple microphones placed on the loco. Also, we give advice on speaker selection and placement. The most important factor is to please your particular pair of ears. However, this is because everyone has a different set.

Specially processed chuff sounds for high-speed drivability. So these chuffs sound real even at full throttle. Free playable whistle reacting to your fingertip control. Additional Sounds with outstanding high quality - no audible loop or annoying background noise. All random sounds have always the same volume as the F-key-sounds.

Shunting mode has been designed with a second sound set (lighter chuffs, decent loco brake squeal, cab door instead of coach door and introduce different whistles).

Also, using F4 at lower speed enables vacuum brake valve sounds.

Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of steam model railway sound effects projects. These continue to expand as we prototype, polish and make available more DCC chips with loco sound. At this point, the DCC chips are now with 'All New' interactive features. ***Accordingly Be Aware:  That, of course, these superior sound decoders will be posted by insured special delivery*** Incidentally, this DCC Sound Decoders UK Project has random stationery sounds including Injector & Coal Shovelling. Presently items are sent by Special Delivery. Moreover Free Shipping on orders over £250.

In The End, Our  ESU Decoders and Zimo Decoders Projects Add Hyperrealism

In conclusion, we work up the highest fidelity best driving Zimo decoders with UK steam noises on the market. What's more our ESU decoders are available with connectors to suit your loco.
Finally, Locoman Sounds believe diversity spices up life. Next check our diverse offering of DCC sound trains. Of course, it will fit with your pre-existing loco sounds systems.
Also here is more information on the A4 Gresley Locomotives.

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Micro 8Pin Decoder with Standard ESU Speaker, Standard 8Pin Decoder with Standard ESU Speaker, O-gauge Loksound L4 with no speaker 

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2 reviews for ESU Decoders for Mallard A4 Class

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    5 out of 5

    well done!

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    5 out of 5

    Locoman Class A4 Sound Project on ESU LokSound V4 14 May 2018 14 May 2018 1. Installation: The decoder has been fitted in the tender of a Hornby Class A4 locomotive R2338. The speaker is a 4 ohm Zimo LS40X22X09 twin drive unit. The motor capacitor and ferrite choke were removed and new wiring was fitted to connect locomotive motor and wheel contacts to the tender. an AVX 6800 micro Farad 15V stay-alive capacitor (with voltage limiter) is also fitted in the tender. (Please see for more detail) 2. The Locoman Decoder Sound Quality: The individual sound clips are of extremely high quality, crisp and clear with little or no sign of objectionable background noise. I particularly like the chime whistle sequences! 3. Drivability: The loco was well behaved when tested in DC mode before DCC conversion. After conversion, the Locoman motor control CV settings worked well, without any need for further loco specific CV adjustments. I found the locomotive very straightforward to drive. The custom speed curve characteristic results in smooth and gentle starting with a very impressive initial low speed crawl away from the standing start. Continuing acceleration up to line speed looked a little fast, so I’ve increased CV3 up to 130, which I think works well on my layout. Testing was mainly carried out with a 6-coach train on the hook, which perhaps explains why the default chuff sounds did not require any manual boosting via F8. In fact, normal deceleration adjustments on station approach resulted in automatic coasting, and consequently I found that in normal circuits of my loft layout, I didn’t need to make use of F9 either. I use PC control of the train(s) on my layout, when I’m taking videos of the trains in action and this requires a more simplistic approach to speed control, which may make the availability of the F8 and F9 controls more appropriate later. The drain cock hiss enabling mechanism via F5 will be particularly useful on PC controlled runs, where I can confidently programme the sound sequence to occur every time (unlike some other DCC sound systems, which only activate drain cocks after a timed period of inactivity.) The active brake key (on F4,14 and 24) is a nice feature, enabling train momentum to be felt in normal running, but extra brake force to be applied when stopping. Well done for installing this critical key thoughtfully on key 4 of each decade of key presses (4,14 and 24) to enable instant brake action in every situation!! Slow speed light engine manoeuvring in shunt mode was unbelievably smooth and the accompanying soft chuff sounds were very convincing. 4. Sound Levels I have reduced the volume level on a number of the sound functions to suit my own interpretation of the relative levels. (Coal shovelling, coach door slamming, injector and coupling/uncoupling sounds have all been dropped to about 25% of the original levels and coal tower and water crane to around 50%. NB: I would suggest that you include a warning to set CV32 to 1 before making sound level adjustments, on the actual information sheet that you package with the decoder, as although experienced LokSound users will know this, beginners may not read your website sheets before attempting CV adjustments. 5. Miscellaneous I did struggle briefly to optimise the 6 chuffs per revolution Gresley beat, across the lower part of the speed range. Perhaps not ESU’s finest design solution 😊 Always seems to be a tricky compromise! 6. Conclusions This is a superb sound solution for the A4 locomotive, excellent sound quality and driveability make it one of the best DCC sound systems I’ve used! I look forward to using many more of your sound projects as the range expands to include more locomotives that operated within my area of interest, which is the Cambridge to St Ives branch line and the nearby East Coast main line. Many thanks for a job well done! Best wishes from Martin Claydon

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