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Class 43 HST (Valenta) Sound Decoder And Speaker (Next 18)


This is the original Paxman Valenta powered HST, now all but disappeared from the real railway as they have been replaced with MTU units.
Produced with the kind co-operation of Network Rail using sounds of the Valenta engines recorded on the NMT.
With the later Hornby models you can fit sound decoders in both power cars. As there is no motor in one car this will react slightly slower than the other powered car, which is actually fairly prototypical! Alternatively if you are fitting one sound decoder, you will need a second, motor function decoder to control the light functions.


Below is a list of the Function keys and their assignments applicable to this model.
F0. Lights on /off
F1. Sound on/off
F2. Horn 1, two tone
F3. Horn 2, double tone
F4. Horn 3, single
F5. Coach suspension noise
F6. Guards whistle
F7. Flange squeal
F8. Fan
F9. Shunting mode, Press once the loco goes half speed, press it again and you are back to normal control.
F10. Acceleration/Deceleration speed over ride.
F11. Aux 1
F12. Aux 2
F13. Guard/Driver buzzer
F14. Carriage door slam


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