E8 EMD 567B-12 Non Turbo 2X1125HP

E8 EMD 567B-12 Non Turbo 2X1125HP

E8 EMD 567B-12 Non Turbo

The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units.


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E8 EMD 567B-12 Non Turbo 2X1125HP 16 bit project by John McMasters, added on Dec. 24, 2013

EMD 567B-12 2X1125HP  11/15/2013
Project: E8_4chnl_x6_DX.SPJ Version 1.4
SDF:  E8_4chnl_x6_DX
BASE CODE:    NV0 -- Notch Volume
SOUND SET:     EMD 567B-12 2X1125HP Multiple Roots Blowers w/AUX generator
SERIES:        6
Author:  John McMasters
    Custom sound scheme. Sept 23, 2013 NOT for resale.
    (C) Copyright John McMasters 2013, used with permission.

EMD 567B-12 2X1125HP
Power type    Diesel-electric
Builder    General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD)

Model    E8
Build date    August 1949 – January 1954
Total produced    450 A units, 46 B units

AAR wheel arr. A1A-A1A
Track gauge 4 ft 8 1/2 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter    36 in (910 mm)
Minimum curve 57°
Length    70 ft 3 in (21.41 m)
Width    10 ft 7 1/2 in (3.239 m)
Height    14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Locomotive weight    A unit: 315,000 lb (143,000 kg), B unit: 290,000 lb (130,000 kg)
Fuel type    Diesel
Prime mover (2) EMD 567B

Engine type    Two-stroke diesel
Traction motors (4) GM D27
Cylinders V12

Top speed    85 mph (137 km/h)
Power output    2,250 hp (1,678 kW)

Tractive effort
56,500 lb (25,600 kg) starting, 31,000 lb (14,000 kg) continuous

   This is the Sound Definition Langauge (SDL) file for a project that can be
   used for a typical diesel locomotive. Supported
   sound effects include bell, dynamic brakes, air brake system,
   and coupler crash.
    Many of the E8's were built in the early 50's. They came with steam generators.
    Starting around 1960 CNW replaced the steam generators with Cummins diesel HEP units
    putting out 440VAc to power the bilevels.
    Other E8"s acquired from UP came with Detroit Diesel HEP units.
    The E8's can notch up and down even in commuter service unlike the F40PH units that scream nonstop while in commuter service.
     1) Use 4 channels (voices) avoiding previous version
    2) Assign large 44KHz 16bit sound samples for best
        audio results
    3) optional startup sounds disable when F0 is on
    4) Feature disable CV159 is HEX values to disable features like HEP mode:
                        bit0 disable HEP diesel ARTICULATED steam     =1
                        bit1 disable hard automatic braking         =2
                        bit2 disable startup sounds                    =4
                        bit3 disable Fans                            =8
                        bit4 disable toots on direction change        =16    
                        bit5 disable grade crossing random play        =32
                        bit6 disable bell                            =64
                        bit7 fuel prime once for Gen1 diesels
                        OR multiple start warning bells Gen2        =128
(A) Function Key Usage:  
F0-     Lights           [disables startup sounds when on during initialization]
F1-     Bell
F2-     Horn    CV150 selects Horn type                
F3-    Auto Coupler    coupler clank and BRAKE if F3 is ON,  is dir chng and last PK spd below e.g. CV151
                [Autocoupler/brake set by  CV151 max spd] F13 on for un-coupler
                [Leave F3 on for auto coupler]    
    Toggle OFF plays directional toots
F4-    Air features disable         F4 is ON =disable AIR sound/FEATURES, trig BLOWOFF/drier then compressor ONE time
                    [F4 off enables pop-off, drier and compressor]
F5-     Dynamic brake fans when moving Otherwise:    Handbrake sequence[Handbrake while stopped]  Handbrake loop will PLAY until F5 Off                        :
F6-     Notch UP     F6 is ON  trig BLOWOFF/drier then compressor ONE time /NOTCH UP...
            IF any manual notching: F6 is NOTCH UP and F7 is NOTCH DOWN!!
F7-     Notch down        [If CV155 is not 00 F7 is CROSSING HORN WHEN
                AUTOMATIC notching selected in SCV155=0]
            F7 ON Is now notch down for EVENT, integrate -VE in SPEED_DELTA
F8-     Mute control            [F8 to ON is muted to cv volume, F8 off, set REG volume]
        EStop  on F8 with F9 on Shutdown    (disables motor movement until OFF)
F9-     Brake squeal            [Leave F9 OFF for auto brakes]
        EStop  on F8 with F9 on Shutdown    (disables motor movement until OFF)
F10-     Grade crossing horn sequence    [Bell stays on until F10 off]
F11-     UNCoupling     (disables toots on F3)
F12-    Wheel Squeal    (continuous when moving) [Disables bell on F6]
F14-    EStop when moving and Shutdown    (disables motor movement until OFF)
F15-    SANDER
F17-    BoxCar Boom
F18-    MISC  USER SND  + set run bit
F19-    Enables AUX generator
F21-F28 Select Notch 1-8 7/17/2013

(B) Diesel Sound FX defined CV's:     [decoder CV8=8  reset value in brackets]
CV58  Master Volume, 0-15, 0= max, (F8 used for Mute) [7]
CV60  Scheme select CV, 0=Steam    [0]
CV122 Product TYpe, 12 = Digitrax SFX sound decoder Read Only Value
CV123 Hardware Version        Read Only Value
CV132 Diesel Notch rate                64-120    [71]
CV133 Steam Chuff/CAM config, 128=>EXT cam, 1-127=>DRIVER dia in inches[63]
CV134 Steam gear ratio trim, 32=100% ratio,    [32]
CV135 Volume when Muted                0-64    [0]
CV139 Set to trigger distance event    0-64    [30]
CV140 Prime Mover Volume            0-64     [50]
CV141 Bell Volume                    0-64    [41]
CV142 Horn Volume                     0-64    [53]
CV143 AIR feature volume, drier, compressor, brake release Air sounds Volume 0-64 [59]
CV144 Dynamic brake volume 0-64 DIESEL DYNAMIC brake volume     [60]
CV145 Miscellaneous volume 0-64    [58]
CV146 Delay between Bells 1-100    [09]
CV147 Time between Drier cycles Users normally reset drier rate to 10 or more    [22]
CV148 Time between Compressor cycles    [30]
CV149 Compressor run time                [24]
CV150 HORN selector- 0=normal 2=playable    default 0    [00]
CV151 Speed limit FOR AUTOMATIC COUPLER/BRAKE on DIR chng. about 1/2MPH per unit [35]
CV152 defines USER code for this SDF
CV154 STEAM blowdown volume    [45]
CV155 fact default is AUTO NOTCHING; CV54 needs to be zero for F7 Notch UP  [00]
CV156 is 540mS HORN delay for SHORT    [20]
CV157 is FOR bell selection         [00]
CV158 is
CV159 is
CV160 is VARIANT id
CV161    Power Reverser volume                    0-64    [40]
CV162      Grate Shaker Volume                        0-64    [64]
CV163    Water fill/Coal fill Volume                0-64    [54]
CV164    Compressor Volume                        0-64    [60]
CV165    Steam Boiler Volume    Diesel Fan Volume        0-64    [40]
CV166    Coupler Slack Volume                    0-64    [32]
CV167     User Defined sounds 21-28 Volumes        0-64    [32]
CV168   Stoker Volume/AUX Generator Volume        0-64    [30]
CV169 is HEX values to disable features like HEP mode:
;                        bit0 disable ARTICULATED steam HEP diesel
;                        bit1 disable hard automatic braking
;                        bit2 disable startup sounds
;                        bit3 disable Fans
;                        bit4 disable toots on direction change    
;                        bit5 disable grade crossing random play
;                        bit6 disable bell                
;                        bit7 fuel prime once for Gen1 diesels OR multiple start warning bells Gen2
CV170 Safety Run Time                    0-64    [32]
CV171 ALT HORN volume                    0-64    [60]
CV172 Water Pump Cycle Time                0-64     [19]
CV173 Cutoff Speed for Auto Cyl. blow down        0-64    [32]
CV174 Air Compressor run time                0-255    [10]
CV175 Stoker/oil pump run time                0-255    [20]        
CV176 F28_user run time scattered sounds        0-255    [20]
(C) General Notes

This is a functional tested version of a project using individual sound recordings for each prime mover notch setting. These
prime mover sounds can be played in three modes determined by CV155: automatic, semi-automatic and manual notching. In auto
mode, the prime mover notch is determined by the current speed setting, and is adjustable using CV132. In semi-auto mode,
the same is true but it is possible to "throttle up" to higher notches using F6 and F7, if you want your engine to sound
like it is working harder. Manual mode offers full control of the notch setting using F6 and F7, so you can throttle down
to idle and turn on dynamic braking while coasting downgrade.

Other features available in this project include:
- Automatic grade crossing horn sequence with bell
- Optional highball and backup horn signals while stopped
- Dynamic brakes at speed or standing
- handbrake while stopped
- Automatic coupler sounds when changing direction at low speeds
- Automatic brake squeal sounds when decelerating to a stop
- Manual brake squeal on F9 and moving
- Additional user-defined sounds on F14 and F15

This sound project has been assembled from Digitrax-supplied sound clips as well as new sounds from custom recordings.
Additional custom 16bit 44KHz files were used to edit individual sound fragments (WAV files for each file handle).
It will be a copyrighted project on acceptance by Digitrax.
Thanks are due to A.J. Ireland for their prior work in developing sound projects.

For CV155=01 ["Semi_automatic Notching"],  the Prime mover lowest Notch setting is set by
 the throttle speed setting. F6 (ON) can increase the Notch and F7 (ON) will decrease the
 Prime mover to the minimum notch set by current throttle setting.

The sound volume is controlled by Master Volume CV58 as well as any individual sound
volume CVs.  The Default for CV58 is 5 but can be set 0-15 from a Throttle or the sim-
ulated throttle in SoundLoader.  Individual sound volume CVs can be set 0-64.

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