German Ice HST

German Ice HST

The Intercity-Express (written as InterCityExpress in Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and, formerly, in Germany) or ICE is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its surrounding countries. It is the highest service category offered by DB Fernverkehr and is the flagship of Deutsche Bahn. The brand name "ICE" is among the best-known in Germany, with a brand awareness close to 100%, according to DB.[1] There are currently 259 trainsets in five different versions of the ICE vehicles in use, named ICE 1 (deployed in 1991), ICE 2 (1996), ICE T (1999), ICE 3 (1999) and ICE TD (2001–2003, back in service 2007). The ICE 3, including its variant models, is made by a consortium led by Bombardier and Siemens.

Sound Projects

There is 1 Sound Project for this Locomotive
German Ice HST 8 bit project by Barrys Bits, added on Nov. 18, 2013

This project was put together using actual sound recordings of the German ICE Electric units and sounds generated by other authors of whom I am very grateful to be of their use   
Project:German Ice HST
project:SDF: German Ice HST Electric Scheme
Author:  Barry T Gaskin rework
(A) Function Key Usage:

F0-     Lights
F1-    Bell
F2-     Horn              [CV150 selects Horn type]
F3-     Coupler crash        [Autocoupler/brake set by  CV151 max spd]
F4-     Air features disable - F4 to OFF enables pop-off,drier and starts compressor
F5-     Dynamic brakes
F6-     Not assigned
F7-     Not assigned
F8-     Mute control,     [F8 ON is muted.]
F9-     Engine brake squeal
F10-     Grade crossing airhorn sequence
F11-    Milepost indicator

FX defined CV's:     [sound project download reset value in sq. brackets]

CV58    Master Volume, 0-15, 0= max, (F8 used for mute) [9]

CV122    Product type, 12 = Digitrax SFX sound decoder     (Read Only Value)
CV123    Hardware version                   (Read Only Value)

CV135    Volume when muted                [00]

User configurable Sound CV's:

CV140    Prime mover volume            0-64    [60]
CV141    Bell volume                0-64    [20]
CV142    Horn volume                0-64    [60]
CV143    Air features volume (popoff, drier, comp) 0-64    [30]
CV144    Dynamic brake volume            0-64    [30]
CV145    Misc volumes                 0-64    [40]        
CV146    Bell delay (1 = 24mS)          1-100        [0]
CV147    Drier rate (1 = about 2 secs)          1-64    [05]
CV148    Compressor start rate                [30]
CV149     Compressor run time                [20]
CV150    Horn select: 0=default, 1=playable default, 2=alt. horn, 3=playable alt.    [0]
CV151     Peak speed to allow auto coupler/brake on DIR change and F3 on  0-60         [48]
CV152    Author ID    Alex Stroshane = 0xAA        [170]
CV153    Project ID    AEM-7                [09]
CV154    Auto horn signals: 0 = Off, 1= On    0-1    [00]
CV156    Bell selector: 0=default, 1=alternate    0-1    [00]

(C) General Notes

This sound project was designed for The German ICE Inter City Express Electric Units of the DB German Railway

Because the throttle of an electric locomotive is continuous, with no "notch" positions, there is no semi-auto or manual
notching functionality in this project. Instead, the sound of the traction motors varies directly with the speed. In real
life, little is heard above the humming sound of the blowers that run constantly - electrics are a lot quieter than diesels!

This sound project has been assembled from Digitrax-supplied sound clips as well as new sounds from custom recordings. I am
also indebted to Bob Grosh and Fred Miller for their early work in deciphering the SDF language and engineering new functions.

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