Please note we have been made aware that certain Heljan Class 33 models have had their sockets wired incorrectly for the headlights. If your headlights do not work (they are programmed to light based on direction of travel) then the decoder is NOT faulty, you must either take this up with your Heljan supplier or a 3rd party expert who can rewire the loco for you if you are not competent to do it yourself. However it does appear that by fitting an 8 pin plug the wrong way round also has the same effect, so maybe try this first if the fault appears.Just to add to the confusion, it is understood Heljan took out the rear light bulbs for certain production runs on the premise the loco only ever travelled forward with a train behind??? Might be worth checking that. Please note the L and XL decoders do not come with a speaker, on the basis that the type and size of speaker is likely to vary considerably, and some newer locos may well have one fitted as standard.
We are pleased to advise that our decoders (except Next18, PluX22 and XL) come with wiring pre-soldered for easier fixing of stay-alive / power pak components. To compliment these we are now offering the Train-O-Matic Smart Power Pack within your choice options.
Fitting instructions are included in the package. Wires need soldering and CVs need adjusting. If height is a limiting factor choose the SPP-N at circa 33 x 9.4 x 6.5 mm, (l x w x h), if length is the problem choose the SPP (normal) at circa 22 x 10 x 13.5 mm. We regret we cannot guarantee the SPP will fit in your loco with or without modification. V5 6 and 8 pin Micro Decoders are no longer suitable for direct wiring due to a change in the harness design.
If you wish to do this please order the V5 Micro with wire connections or 8 pin normal size decoder and cut the supplied plug off. Loksound V5 DCC Sound Decoder with Diesel Class 33 loaded.Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway has undertaken the recording of railway locomotives used on its line, and preparing a Loksound V4.0 chip using these recordings for sale to railway modellers using DCC and sound. The first three of these have been available for a month or two now. Recordings have been taken from GWR 1366 Class pannier, the BR 08 Vac only Diesel shunter D3018 "Haversham" and BR Class 17 Clayton D8511. Following the success of these three the range has now been extended by the release of BR 08 Dual Braked Diesel Shunter 08825, Classes 20, 31, 33, 37/0, 50, 52 and 66. LMS/BR 5MT (Black 5), BR 7MT (Britannia), Ivatt 2MT, 8F, 9F, GWR Manor, Hall, 64XX, 45XX & 57XX and SR Bulleid Merchant Navy. Currently you are looking at the details of the Class 33. The others are available by checking out our other posted sales. We can offer all our sounds on a range of Loksound decoders, so choose the one which is applicable to your particular locomotive. If your loco is "DCC Ready" or "DCC Fitted" then this should not be difficult to locate and the Loksound decoder can be plugged into the socket already there.
If your loco does not have a DCC socket then you will have to either wire one in, or cut off the plug supplied and hardwire the decoder to the power inputs from the track. If anything goes wrong the downside is not too expensive!
Loksound 5 decoders comes with a 15mm x 11mm sugar cube speaker and a sound chamber. Please also note that if you are considering using your own speaker then Loksound 4 & 5 decoders require it to be rated at around 4 Ohms.
If your spare speaker came from a Loksound 3.5 then more than likely it will be rated at 50 or more Ohms, and as such will not produce much sound! For a smaller loco we recommend the micro decoder. Should you want to receive the sound on any other ESU Loksound Decoder not listed in the sale options this can be arranged, but there may be a despatch delay whilst these are sourced. A YouTube recording is available to listen to our offerings here...
Please copy and paste if the link becomes broken. Each Decoder comes with a leaflet, and that for the Class 33 is reproduced below. For other CV values, settings, etc. Please see the ESU booklet supplied with the decoder.
Your decoder will be supplied as requested 6, 8 or 21 pin and speaker. Before fitting ensure your locomotive is compatible with your choice and that you are competent in undertaking the work involved, in both accessing the internals of the locomotive and fitting a decoder and speakers.Kit bashing may be required! If necessary suitable guides can usually be found on the internet and/or You-Tube. We regret any faults or failures caused by incorrect fitting will result in a repair charge being levied, assuming a repair is possible! We are now able to offer a decoder fitting service through a third party affiliate. I hope you enjoy driving your model with the sound of the Class 33. Providing a contact telephone number.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: PLEASE APPLY FOR COSTS. WE WILL ONLY DESPATCH BY "FULLY INSURED AND SIGNATURE" SERVICES. Please be aware that the wires from the speaker supplied with Next18 decoder are not soldered to the board since many Farish locos have a speaker pre-fitted.
If this is likely to be a problem the new 8 pin Micro uses the same board as the Next18, and it just requires the ribbon connector unplugging, which gives another option if the speaker is required. PLEASE NOTE: We are now able to offer a decoder fitting service through a third party affiliate.Copy of Class 33 instructions. We are proud to have the Class 33 in our range.
Our 33 sound captures that classic rasp of the Sulzer 8LDA28. First press F1, you'll hear the BIS go in before the triple pump starts. The first start of the day will be a slightly cold start and your loco will burst into life before hunting for a while until the engine warms up.
Please note, cold start sequence lasts for about a minute or two and will then run into a cold tick over when you can then move the model. All subsequent restarts will be warm starts where your loco will crank for a while before bursting into life.
Should you wish to avoid a cold start, simply press F12. This sound project has been created to enable it to be driven and will respond to how you drive it. Drive it gently, it will rev up in an according manner. Wind that power handle round, and the thrash will commence! Should you wish to experience the maximum thrash, when the loco is stationary wind the controller rapidly to ¾ maximum power.
You'll hear the engine thrash into its train. When you change ends, you'll hear your driver dump the brakes, aws will sound and a small hiss as the driver "opens up" the other desk in the other cab end. With this sound chip, it is highly recommended a bass reflex speaker is used to really get the maximum out of this project. Or, if you really want the thrash and are prepared to modify your model, an EM2 speaker. Reverse of the page will give you the function list and sound slot CV details.Should a decoder reset be required, please program CV8 to 8. Your decoder will be supplied as requested 6, 8 or 21 pin, or with bare wires. Before fitting ensure your locomotive is compatible with your choice and that you are competent in undertaking the work involved.
We regret any faults or failures caused by incorrect fitting will result in a repair charge being levied. All ESU V5 decoders now come with a sugar cube speaker as standard.
Please note that with this type of speaker it is important the sound box is well sealed. We suggest this is tested prior to fitting and using something like Blutack may assist in closing any minute gaps.Please read Ch6 of the manual for full instructions. I hope you enjoy driving your model with the sound of a Class 33. I regret that since we are all volunteers at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway it is not feasible to provide an office telephone that will be answered during normal working hours. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway is a Heritage Railway on the former Watlington Branch, operating out of Chinnor Station. The station shop has a varied stock, including second-hand railway items donated for sale, and has recently been appointed Bachmann and ESU dealers. Occasionally there are items for sale that do not fit the GWR branch line ethos and so a shop sale to visitors is unlikely. The item "Diesel Class 33 sounds pre-loaded on a Loksound V5 DCC Sound Decoder" is in sale since Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\Power & Control\Decoders". The seller is "candprr" and is located in Bicester, Oxfordshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.