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Class 08 Diesel Shunter - Option 2


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Configuration: 0-6-0
Prime Mover: English Electric 6KT
Recordings: D3591 (recordings made courtesy of Keith Usher and team at the Swanage Railway 2022). MS 16bit only for this project (not MX)

Activating Shunt Mode in this project will reduce the top speed to half, and also reduce the effects of momentum during acceleration and deceleration to a quarter their normal rates, making the loco respond more quickly to throttle changes.


Choose which project variant you want...

NOTE: Two special versions of the Class 08 project are available for the Dapol O gauge models, which give full control of all the lighting features - drop us a note when you place the order to let us know that you'd prefer that configuration instead of those listed below. Tell us whether your model has the 3 single-colour lights at each end (original batch), or just the 2 lower lamps which are bi-colour.

immersiveDrive (with Active Braking Key)
MS16Bit - For Zimo MS Series only
immersiveDrive (with Active Braking Key)
MS16BitDAPOLO - For Zimo MS Series only - For 1st Generation Dapol O Gauge Class 08 (use MS440D)
immersiveDrive (with Active Braking Key)
MS16BitDAPOLOBICOLOUR - For Zimo MS Series only - For 2nd Generation Dapol O Gauge (with bi-colour lamps) Class 08 (use MS440D)
Traditional (Throttle Braking)
MS16Bit - For Zimo MS Series only
Traditional (Throttle Braking)
MS16BitDAPOLO - For Zimo MS Series only - For 1st Generation Dapol O Gauge Class 08 (use MS440D)
Traditional (Throttle Braking)
MS16BitDAPOLOBICOLOUROPT2 - For Zimo MS Series only - For 2nd Generation Dapol O Gauge (with bi-colour lamps) Class 08 (use MS440D)

immersiveDrive

Add to basketMS16Bit - For Zimo MS Series only
F0F0fwd + F0rev directional lights
F1MainSounds
F2Active Brake
F3Whistle
F4Whistle
F5Clag
F6FA1
F7Notch Up
F8Brake Release
F9Guard's Whistle
F10Brake Destroy
F11SetOff
F12FA2
F13Wheel Flange
F14Pass By
F15Rattle
F16Close Door
F17Coupling Up
F18Whistle
F19Mute
F20ShuntingMode+Half Shunt
F21Compressor
F22Buffer Up
F23Clatter
F24Whistle
F25Whistle
F26SpeedLock
F27Volume Decrease
F28Volume Increase

Function Key assignments listed above are the defaults for this locomotive type. If you would like a different configuration, or features swapping out (such as replacing sounds with others in the YouChoos library, or even your own sounds), then please contact us with your preferences at time of order.

Some sounds in a project may be 'generic', but the key parts of a project are always genuine sounds from the correct locomotive, unless otherwise stated.

Active Braking Option

All Zimo sound decoders now provide a facility called Active Braking. This means that the loco will coast gently to a halt if the throttle is simply backed-off, using the default CVs for momentum, and in addition (CV#3 and CV#4), a dedicated Function Key is defined as the brake key, which will slow the loco at a greater rate (defined in CV#349) - just like the real thing - you have to use the brakes to slow down quickly! The longer you hold the brake key down for, the harder the braking effect.

By default, YouChoos immersiveDrive projects DO include this feature (braking on F2), but YouChoos Traditional projects do NOT define a brake key (they provide throttle-based deceleration, which is traditionally better understood in model railway circles). However, the Active Braking feature can be included/excluded as you wish - please email us with this requirement, together with which Function Key you would like it to appear on (F2 is most commonly used), and we can easily customise the project for your order.

Quick Select Option

Zimo sound decoders provide the facility to switch between 2 engine schemes on-the-fly at the press of a Function Key (normally F5). For example, switching between light and heavy chuffs on a steam loco, or switching between diesel and electric engines on a hybrid (like the Class 73). In fact, the project may have many engine sets loaded, but only 2 are accessible from the Quick Select feature.

Many YouChoos Traditional projects include this feature (primarily steam) and others will be added as projects are updated in the future. All YouChoos immersiveDrive steam projects include this feature where QuickSelect will change from the default of a 'heavy' engine to a 'light' engine, where the chuffs are quieter.

Shunting Option

A Function Key may be defined to activate the Shunting feature, which normally has the effect of reducing the effects of momentum (CV#3 and CV#4) to 1/4 the normal rate, thus accelerating and decelerating is more responsive - suitable for shunting the loco when it is not pulling a load. In addition, we usually reduce the requested speed to half when shunting mode is activated - this is true of all of the immersiveDrive projects, which have this feature as standard, normally on F20.

Where a project includes a light engine feature (see Quick Select above), it can be effective to have the same Function Key activate Shunting.

Many of our YouChoos Traditional projects also include a Function Key dedicated for this purpose, but not all, so let us know if the one you want doesn't have it and we can pre-configure it for you at the time of ordering.

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