MarWick GWR 42xx/52xx Soundscape with RealDrive steam project.
The MarWick GWR 42xx/52xx Soundscape with RealDrive project has been created from various recordings from preserved railways. An example of the new function bulletin can be downloaded here.
To order simply choose your decoder type, interface and soundscape option. ESU decoders are supplied with a hard wired standard speaker, to upgrade to a better quality speaker view our range of speakers here.
These projects are available on the Loksound V4, Loksound V4 Micro and Loksound V4 XL (where available).
Soundscape with RealDrive raises the bar to a level higher than previously available in Loksound technology. These sound projects have been developed jointly by Mark’s Trains and Wickness Models in great detail to be more throttle and volume responsive, through the range of 128 speed steps than other currently available sound projects, and with RealDrive features to give the user a much more prototypical user experience; putting the user in the driving seat.
These projects have been developed to be used on any DCC system although we do not recommend Hornby Select or Bachmann EZ Command due to limited function options.
So what is Soundscape then?
Soundscape is set of ambient sounds on a given theme additional to the standard running sounds (engine, horns, compressor etc.). The soundscape runs on an available function within the project just like any other function such as a horn. This is exclusive to Wickness Models and Mark’s Trains sound projects on LokSound V4 decoders.
Soundscape can be activated during running or while motionless to provide additional background noises based on the theme of your layout. For example, you might choose Londonscape or Airportscape for a city centre layout, or Farmscape or Hedgerow for a rural one.
Samples of the soundscapes are available to listen to, and the project function sheets can be viewed here.
What does RealDrive do?
RealDrive fully utilises the advanced functions and logical programming available to the LokSound V4 decoder family, giving the user a prototypical and immersive experience. It’s like driving a real train – to an extent!