Diesel or Electric?, You choose!
The North Eastern Railway (NER) Railcar as currently running on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway is equipped with a Cummins diesel engine. This engine turns an electric generator which is used to provide current to electric traction motors. The traction motors are mounted on the power bogie which is situated beneath the power cubicle at no 1 end of the railcar. There are 2 driving positions at No.1 end the other at No.2 end, this allows the vehicle to be driven from either end so that it does not need to be turned at termini.
As originally built in 1903 the railcar was powered by a Wolsley petrol engine with a dynamo to power the electric motors. To give operational flexibility to the sound fitted models we have incorporated both methods of operation on the one sound decoder.
To swap from one method of operation to the other CV 155 needs to be set to ‘0’ for diesel or ‘1’ for petrol. Please refer to the ESU Loksound user’s manuals for details of how to change CVs. As supplied the sound decoder is set to diesel operation.