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Sound installed Gopher Models Commonwealth Railways GM locomotive.

  • Installed with Zimo MS490 sound decoder
    • 128Mbit sound storage, 16 bit sound playback, 1W amplifier
  • Custom 660uF keep alive capacitor
  • 15 x 11mm sugar cube speaker with custom enclosure
  • EMD-567C prime mover sounds with either Nathan P5, Leslie 3 Chime, Leslie 5 Chime, RVB 3 Chime or Westinghouse A B horn
    • Simply change one CV value to switch between any of the above horn profiles
  • Directional headlights with soft start (F0)
  • Dim headlights (F1)
  • Shunting mode – momentum heavily reduced (F19)
  • Sound features via function buttons:
    • Coast on demand and automatically (F5)
    • Light/heavy load – prime mover notches up slow/fast dependent on speed (F6)
    • Drive lock (F9)
    • Notch 8 (F12)
    • Manual Notching (F16 – on/off, F17 – notch down, F18 – notch up)
    • Mute (F20)
    • Volume increase/decrease (F22/21)
  • Cue-able sounds:
    • Long, short & alternate horn (F2, 3, 10)
    • Dynamic brakes – when activated prime mover automatically drops to idle (F4)
    • Brake squeal (F7)
    • Coupler (F11)
    • Air compressor – loops until switched off (F13)
    • Air release (F14)
    • Spitters (F15)
  • Automatic sounds:
    • Air compressor – randomly plays when locomotive is at rest
    • Air release – randomly plays when locomotive is at rest

Commonwealth Railways GM12 class locomotive, built by Clyde Engineering, Granville.

  • Power unit EMD16-567C, V16
  • Generator EMD D12
  • Power output 1800hp
  • Tractive effort (continuous) 57,300lb
  • Max speed 89mph (143kph)
  • Weight 116t

There were 36 in the class, of which this model represents GM12-GM36. 

Modifications were made to the roof on GM37-GM47 and these will be available as extras.

Traction motors varied across the models with:

  • D37 used for GM12-GM21
  • D47 used for GM22-GM26
  • D57 used for GM27-GM29
  • D67 used for GM30-GM39
  • D77 used for GM40-GM47

GM17-GM21 had a window added to the right hand side read, the same as the NSWGR 42 class, but without a side window.

View on the Gopher Models website: GM

Additional information

Weight 250 kg


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