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MEET THE FLEET 26 – DAPOL CLASS 68 (FACTORY FITTED DCC SOUND)

MEET THE FLEET 26 – DAPOL CLASS 68 (FACTORY FITTED DCC SOUND)

In this on going series in which we take a close look at members of my model fleet.(video quality set to 720 to speed upload time) This time it’s the turn of Dapol 4D-022-002S Class 68 in DRS livery number 68005 ‘Defiant’, with factory fitted sound. The full list of functions are as follows:
FO Lights on (& light engine mode)
F1 Sound on / off (Engine start up & shut down)
F2 Playable high horn
F3 Playable low horn
F4 Automatic buffering up (When moving slowly / Coupling hook when stationary)
F5 Automatic brake application (When moving / Brake dump when stationary)
F6 Drivers door slam
F7 Compressor
F8 Drive hold (holds current driving speed. Throttle then can simulate throttling off (for going into coasting), coasting, throttling up (for climbing etc)
F9 Automatic Variable-speed flange squeal
F10 Despatch whistle
F11 Guard to driver ‘right away’ signal ( left on driver replies signal )
F12 dynamic braking fan (automatically comes on when braking & off once stopped or slower speed set reached)
F13 Sanders
F14 Directional halo lights
F15 Function not used. Function is reserved for Spirax valve sounds. Class 68’s are not fitted with Spirax valves.
F16 Mk3 coach wail sounds
F17 Cab interior start sounds
F19 Train mode. Train at #1 end (Rear / front lights off at that end when hauling a consist or locos in top & tail config)
F20 Train mode. Train at #2 end (Rear / front lights off at that end when hauling a consist or locos in top & tail config)
F21 Parking mode (Rear lights on at both ends of the loco when parked up)

I’ve tried to capture on camera most of the sound & light functions & features for you. As with any any video of DCC Sound fitted loco’s on You Tube, please bear in mind how the camera has captured the sound, the acoustics of the room the model is running in, how both the editing program & You Tube process the sound. This has a bearing on what you see & hear here. Always best to hear the sound fitted models in the flesh so to speak.

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