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We respect copyright.  All sounds used to create our unique projects have been professionally recorded and edited by ourselves and are authentic.

We offer a full range of exciting Steam & Diesel sounds for British outline.  These are offered through a supported dealer network, however you have the choice to purchase direct. 

Trade enquiries are most welcome, please contact us for further details.

Note: Where a particular sound is listed as ‘Generic’ it has been created from the most appropriate sounds available within the SWD sound library. We never use electronic noises. It is important to note that the sound you hearwill vary depending on the type and positioning of the loudspeaker(s) you choose. We will try and guide you where possible but the choice is ultimately yours. You may be told or read from ‘an expert’ that this or that speaker is the best or correct. That may be true but creating what YOU like is the important thing to remember.

This list will be updated whenever we have developed sufficient changes or new projects. If you have a need for a particular prototype which may not be listed, please ask, we can usually accommodate your wishes. All our sounds are being updated to the UDrive format and all our new ones will, of course, be in that format. However this takes time but, It is the most accurate, responsive and fulfilling system available.

We would like to acknowledge both Barry Sumsion for his expert knowledge and ongoing help and support with our Steam projects and Andy Jack for his assistance with Diesels and making our projects more user friendly towards computer control with Traincontroller users.

 

LS = LokSound v4, 1.1A    Micro = LokSound v4, micro 0.75A    XL = LokSound v4.0 XL, 4.0A   

MS = Multi Start    U = U Drive
 

British Steam Sounds

Description

 U

LS

Micro

XL

GWR Region

Great Western loco sounds are divided into three (later four) distinct groups. Many locos have the same basic sounds with perhaps subtle differences, so please see the note about loudspeakers above, that could be important.

 

Group 1  Locos (recorded in the main from Pannier Tanks):

Pannier Tanks in the following classes - 850, 1366, 16xx, 2021, 54xx, 57xx, 64/74xx, 94xx

Tank Locos - 14/58xx

Dean Goods 2301 class

Saddle Tank 1361 class

 

New U

F Keys

55461

55861

 55561

Group 2  Locos (recorded typically from Small Prairies (45xx) and 42xx locos):

Tank Locos - 42/52xx 2-8-0T, 72xx 2-8-2T, 44xx/45xx/4575 Small Prairies

 

New U

F Keys

82424

82824

82524

Group 3  Locos (not Castle/King) (recorded typically from Manor/Hall locos):

County 10xx, Star 40xx, Hall 49/59/69xx, Grange 68xx, Modified Hall 6959, Manor 78xx, Dukedog 90xx, City

 

 New U

F Keys

55460

55860

55560

Group 4  Sounds for the biggest locos - Castles and Kings - will follow when our recording of the prototypes has been completed. Other locos which come under the Great Western banner including absorbed engines can usually be accommodated from the most appropriate group above - please ask if not sure.

 

 

 

 

 

The following GW locos could use either our Group 2 or  Group 3 loco system depending on your choice (loudspeaker choice could be the deciding factor):

28/38xx 2-8-0, ROD 2-8-0, 47xx 2-8-0, 43xx 2-6-0, 2251 0-6-0,

Large Prairies 31xx/3150/51xx/61xx/81xx,

56xx 0-6-2, 15xx Pannier, County 38xx

 

Southern Region

 Southern loco sounds are listed here. The list is somewhat shorter than others but is growing and will be added to in the near future. Some sounds are generic, due usually to the inavailability of suitable prototypes to record. This may be that the prototype simply no longer exists or that the sole existing example is currently under restoration.

 

Bullied Pacific suitable for all variations (recorded from both original and rebuilt prototypes)

West Country, Merchant Navy, Battle of Britain

New U

55468

55868

55568

M7 Tank (recorded from the prototype) suitable for O2 Tank, T9 4-4-0, 700 0-6-0

 

New U

82423

82823

82523

Original Schools (Generic)

 

New U

82425

82825

82525

E4 Tank 0-6-2 (Generic)

 

New U

82489

82889

82589

The following Southern classes should be added early in 2015: Q1, Multi Jet Schools,  

Other classes will be added in the future.

U/N Moguls, C 0-6-0, Terrier 0-6-0.

Some of these will have to be generic whilst some are having their recording arranged currently.

 

LMS Region

LMS loco sounds are listed now. We were fortunate to have had access to several prototype classes which we have recorded in recent years. It has also given us a good library of sounds from which we can create generic projects where necessary.

 

Jubilee Class 4-6-0 (recorded from ‘Leander’)

 

New U

55467

55867

55567

Patriot Class 4-6-0 (Generic) a variation of the Jubilee with subtle changes and a LNWR whistle taken from our library

 

New U

82493

82893

82593

Black 5 4-6-0 (recorded from the prototype)

 

New U

82491

82891

 82591

8F 2-8-0 (Generic) created from our library - a sister to the Black 5

 

New U

82481

82881

82581

Stanier Mogul 2-6-0 (Generic) created from a mixture of original Stanier Mogul recordings with library sounds and provided with a choice of Stanier hooter or bell whistle as per the prototype.

 

 New U

55464

55864

55564

Stanier 2-6-4 Tank (Generic) from our library

 

New

82480

82880

 

Fairburn 2-6-4 Tank (Generic) from our library

 

 

82478

82878

 

Ivatt 2 MT 2-6-0/2-6-2T Mickey Mouse (Generic)

 

New

82483

82883

 

Jinty 0-6-0T (recorded at the Midland Railway, Butterley) can also be used for 1F 0-6-0T, 3F 0-6-0 and 4F 0-6-0.

There has been some comment about the ‘tinkling’ valve gear when coasting but this is genuine and has also been heard on the recently restored 4F on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

 

New U

 F Keys

82482

82882

82582

Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0 (Muckey Duck/Doodlebug) (Generic)

 

 

82479

82879

 

Duchess Class 4-6-2 (Generic)

 

New U

82427

82827

82527

S&D 7F 2-8-0 (Generic) created from our library

 

New U

82495

82895

82595

 

 

LNER Region

The following are currently offered:

 

A4 4-6-2 (recorded from Union of South Africa on the NYMR)

 

 

55465

55865

55565

A1/A2 Peppercorn Pacifics (Generic)

 

 

82475

82875

82575

A1 ‘Tornado’ (Generic)

 

 

82476

82876

82576

L1 2-6-4T Thompson (Generic)

 

New

82490

82890

 

J39 0-6-0 (Generic)

 

New U

82487

82887

 

Other LNER classes have been created for individuals. Please ask if you have a particular requirement.

 

BR Region

BR Standard loco sounds are listed here: 

 

Britannia/Clan Class 4-6-2 (Generic)

 

New U

82494

82894

82594

Class 5 4-6-0 (Generic) available with choice of chime or bell whistle

 

New U

82492

82892

82592

Class 4 4-6-0, 2-6-0, 2-6-4T (recorded from a prototype loco) Can also be used for other smaller Standard locos,

Class 3 2-6-2T, Class 3 2-6-0, Class 2 2-6-0/2-6-2T.

 

 New U

F Keys

82473

82873

82573

Class 9 2-10-0

 

New U

82497

82897

82597

Class 8 Austerity 2-8-0 with Attitude! (Generic) Not strictly a Standard but included as they usually are.

 

New U

82496

82896

82596

British Diesel Sounds

Description

 

LS

Micro

XL

Diesel, “Class 03”,

 

55470

55870

55570

Diesel, “Class 08”, Gronk

 

55471

55871

55571

Diesel, “Class 20”, Chopper

MS

55472

55872

55572

Diesel, “Class 24”, Rat

MS

55473

 

55573

Diesel, “Class 25”, Rat                              F Key list

MS

55474

 

55574

Diesel, “Class 31”, Skinhead

MS

55475

 

55575

Diesel, “Class 37”, Tractor                        F Key list

MS

55477

55877

55577

Diesel, “Class 40”, Whistler                      F Key list

New MSU

55478

 55878

55578

Diesel, “Class 43  HST Paxman”,

 

55479

 

55579

Diesel, “Class 44”, Peak

MS

56421

 

56521

Diesel, “Class 45”, Peak

MS

55481

 

55581

Diesel, “Class 47”, Duff or Spoon              F Key list

 New MSU

55482

 55882

55582

Diesel, “Class 50”, Hoover

 

55483

 

55583

Diesel, “Class 52”,Western                      F Key list

New MSU

55484

 

55584

Diesel, “Class 55  Deltic”,

MS

55485

 

55585

Diesel, “Class 57”,Thunderbird

 

56422

 56822

56522

Diesel, “Class 66”, Shed

 

55486

 

55586

Diesel, “Class 67”, Skip

 

55487

 

55587

Diesel, “Class 108 DMU”,

New MS

55488

55888

55588

Diesel, “Class 158 Sprinter”,

 

55489

 

55589

Diesel, “Class 205 DEMU”, Thumper

New MS

82488

82888

82588

 

 

 

 

 

Diesel, Generic “Class DP2”,

New

 

 

 

         
         

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