ZS018A TORNADO ACTIVEDRIVE SOUNDFILE FOR ZIMO DECODERS

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ZS018A TORNADO ACTIVEDRIVE SOUNDFILE FOR ZIMO DECODERS

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ZS018A ActiveDrive Sound Project A1 Steam Locomotive Tornado V18.05 Three Cylinder LNER/BR

This is a premium soundfile for your chosen Zimo sound decoder purchase. Cannot be bought on its own. Does not include decoder. Also available as a reblow or coded download please call.

 

Thank you for choosing my ActiveDrive sound project for ZIMO decoders; we try harder to provide you with the very best sound projects available.

 

Please spend a few moments to read these notes which have been produced so that you may obtain the maximum satisfaction from your new sound scheme.

 

The sounds should work perfectly when the decoder is fitted correctly. Individual locos may require some fine tuning that you can achieve with your DCC controller.

 

What is ActiveDrive?

This is a system developed with ZIMO.

 

The sounds have been programmed in such a way that you, the user, may change the way that the sounds respond to your driving style or needs. This avoids the need for reprogramming and all the additional costs that would imply.

 

Operating Your ZIMO Sound Decoder.

As supplied, your new decoder will work in a ‘heavy train’ configuration, but you will be able to switch between the available sounds using your DCC controller by following the straightforward instructions below.

 

This project utilises Zimo’s ability to switch between the sounds of a heavy train load or sounds of a light engine.

These are all fully configured within the project, waiting for you to make your choices.

You can revert back at any time.

 

All the CVs have been optimised for 00 gauge A1 models, but will work equally well with other gauges after suitable tweaking.

 

You may need to make minor adjustments to perfect it for your individual model.

 

There are more than 20 Functions used, most of which have an individual sound attached. Some will perform a physical function (like turning on the lamps, if fitted), and some will do both (depending on equipment installed). Please study the list below.

 

Some of the sounds have a finite length and will play from start to finish when selected. Other sounds will ‘loop’ until switched off, whilst others will vary in length, depending on how you operate the F keys on your DCC controller. I’ll leave you with the pleasure of finding out which is which.

 

In any of the driving sound sets, increasing the speed step by 1 will produce an acceleration sound for a few seconds. If you wish continuous acceleration, ease the throttle setting upwards rather than 0-128 in one jump!

 

Similarly, in each sound set, a reduction of 1 speed step will stop the exhaust beats and the loco will ‘coast’ (or drift) for a few seconds before resuming exhaust beats. Continuous drifting can be simulated by easing the throttle settings down, one step at a time.

 

All sounds may be modified (including changing or removing them) individually, and the volume levels of each one may also be varied to your own needs. For this, and much more information on your decoder’s outstanding abilities, please download the latest Decoder Manual from:

www.zimo.at/web2010/

You can get advice in English by joining, for free: Zimo-DCC@yahoogroups.com

 

 

The Sound Sets

There are two sound sets loaded on your decoder.

Set 1 Heavy Loaded. This is the one to use if you have a heavy train on the hook.

Set 2 Light Engine. At very slow speeds, this set will simulate a very lightly stressed loco. This becomes more aggressive with acceleration, and as speed increases.

 

 

Special Zimo Function on F5.

 

As supplied, it is possible to toggle between Set 1 and Set 2 (change from one to the other and back again) and this may be done even whilst the loco is moving, with no loss of sound. This is useful to vary the sound of the exhaust beats. But it really comes into its own when you run light loco up to a train, couple up and chug away with the heavy sounds.

All you need to do to make this happen is to press F5 on your DCC controller, and press again to change back.

 

Heavy Mode

 

This is the default setting. Inertia and momentum have high settings to reflect the high mass of a loaded train. Maximum power would be required on a real loco to lift a heavy train. This means that as well as opening the regulator, the driver would allow maximum steam into the cylinders with the reverser fully open.

 

During acceleration, the exhaust beats will bark aggressively, but the tone and volume will soften after a few seconds as the real driver would advance the steam cut-off to reduce steam entering the cylinders, increasing the efficiency of the engine.

 



Light Engine Mode

The default setting is for ‘heavy train’.

Engaging F key 5 will switch the exhaust sounds to a different set of sound samples, so the ‘chuffing’ is less aggressive in nature and quieter. This represents the reduced ‘cut-off’ on the reverser on real locos.

 

Dynamic Inertia

In either Heavy or Light modes, flipping the throttle quickly to high speed steps will cause the model to accelerate 3 times more quickly from standing than if the throttle is gradually opened. This is automatic, no F keys are involved.

So now, the rate of acceleration is determined by how wide you open the regulator, just as it would on a real locomotive.

 

Brakes

F2 will give the sound of steam brake applications. F2 can be ‘dabbed’ or held for varying durations. The sound will respond accordingly.

However, if the throttle is reduced first, as a real driver would do before braking, a braking force will be applied which will continue to increase the longer F2 is held. Short dabs will provide speed trimming, held down continuously will result in a controlled ‘Emergency Stop’.

 

 

 


 

Function Keys List

 


Key Number

Sound or Control Function

Volume

 CV

F0

Loco Lamps (If Fitted)

-

F1

Sound ON

-

F2

Brake Key – see text for explanation

CV517

F3

Long Whistle

CV520

F4

Toot Toot

CV523

F5

Heavy Train/Light Engine Selection

CV526

F6

Coal Shovelling (This sound is also a random sound)

CV529

F7

Live Steam Injector

CV532

F8

Blower

CV535

F9

Wheel Flange

CV538

F10

Safety valves lifted

CV541

F11

Function Output 2 (Aux2)

CV544

F12

Tender Waterfilling -  variable length

CV547

F13

Vacuum Ejector

CV550

F14

Coupling

CV553

F15

Cylinder Drains Opened

CV556

F16

Station Ambience

CV559

F17

Grate Rocking

CV562

F18

Guard’s Whistle

CV565

F19

Fade All Sounds

CV568

F20

 

CV674

F21

 LNER Whistle

CV677

F22

 LNER Whistle

CV680

F23

 

CV683

F24

 

CV686

F25

 

CV689

F26

 

CV692

F27

Overall Volume Down

-

F28

Overall Volume Up

-

 

Paul Chetter

May 2018

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