DCC Sound for Modellers

As well as our Bachmann Agency supplying model railways at discount prices the Railway is also able to offer Digital Command Control (DCC) sound for use in model locomotives - all using genuine sound recordings captured by Jamie who is one of our Volunteers.

Here are a couple of comments received:

''You've done a fantastic job on the recording and how the loco responds to the throttle!!!!!...Great to hear the brake release as it slows down. Wonderful cold start. Tops marks Jamie. I've many class 37 sound chips from the various suppliers and this one for me captures the sound the best. I hope it's a hit for you as it deserves it. I'm hoping to purchase another in a few weeks time when funds allow."

"Terrific recording of class 17. Thoroughly recommended!! Excellent eBayer A+++++''
Listed below are the sound projects currently available and all these products
can be purchased via our eBay shop here or by emailing dccsound@chinnorrailway.co.uk We are retailing them at the low price of £95 each with the option of postage (£4 extra), or free collection from the station shop at Chinnor. We are also pleased to say that our price is generally below the average of some other DCC sound retailers.


Clayton Class 17

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We are delighted to say that we are the only ones on the market that can provide you with the most comprehensive DCC sound chip of the Clayton on 2 engines and it sounds the best! The long spool ups and spool downs are nicely replicated along with the famous thrash of the 2 Paxman engines singing at maximum power. We've even captured a classic Clayton failed and stuttery cold start too. Your model Class 17 will be much more characteristic with our clayton sound chip and we're certain it won’t disappoint.


Class 08 D3018 Haversham

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The growl of the old faithful has been well captured here. Shunting in your yard with the sound of Haversham will add another dimension to your scale shunting. With this chip you can experience the sound of the traction motor whine at low speed to the growl of notch 4.

Features that are incorporated:

Vac mode. Exhausters work prototypical and speed up to restore the vac when de-accelerating.

Manual fuel transfer pump operates when stationary randomly.

Brakes release upon de-acceleration.



GWR 1366 Class Panier Tank

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The charm of the 1366 Class is nicely portrayed with this project. This is all about how you drive it. Drive her harshly and she will bark, drive her softly, she will be a light chuff. Try pulling away too fast, she will lose her feet and wheel-slip! A brand new version of the 1366 will be arriving in Jan 2017, just in time for the Heljan Class 1366 model!

LMS Class 8F

GWR Hall Class

The classic LMS workhorse is coming to town. A brand new version will be arriving in 2017 featuring our innovative sound flow and driving features. 

Dual Braked class 08 (08825)

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08825 Shunter at Chinnor

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A different variant of class 08 has been captured using our very own dual braked Class 08 '08825'. This 08 sounds and behaves very differently to D3018 'Haversham' and we're reflecting this too! Immediately noticeable is the loud compressor and different braking sounds. It also has a totally different starting sequence compared to 'Haversham'. This one is a cracker!

Our dual brake 08 has just been revamped with fresh recordings and incorporates ESU’s latest features along with the following:

·       Traction motor sounds that are independent from the engine and throttle as they are speed dependant

·       Prototypical Vacuum exhauster operation

·       Prototypical compressor operation

   Drivehold feature allowing the engine to be revved up or down without changing speed

BR Class 50

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BR Class 50

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We believe we have one of the best Class 50 sound chips available. Packed with thrash and features that we are certain won’t disappoint. We have designed this to be extremely responsive to how you drive it; pull away slowly and you'll get a gentle increase in engine revs; pull away harshly and you'll hear the might of the V16 English Electric engine bite into its train as it pulls away. Certainly not one to miss. This will be reworked in early to mid 2017.

A special thanks has to go to the Severn Valley Railway for making this project possible.

Class 37

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Class 37 Loco



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The growl of the Class 37/0 has been portrayed nicely with this one. Its set to be our best sound chip that is packed out with user operated functions and another one packed with some classic English Electric thrash. Pull away from a standing start with the throttle wide open and you'll hear it tear into the load with the occasional drop in revs as the anti-slip kicks in. When you first start the loco up, you'll get the typical Class 37 cold start as it bursts into life.

Special Thanks has to go to Paul Chetter and the Epping Ongar Railway for making this project possible.


GWR "Hall" Class 460

GWR Hall Class




We've really captured the classic bark of the Hall when driven harshly and the characteristic groan as the locomotive moves off. You'll never be able to haul your semi fast freights and passenger stock in the same way again and it adds another dimension...


Heritage DMU



We're planning to release a very characteristic heritage DMU sound chip in late Q2 or early Q3 2017. We already have partial recordings and we can assure you it's looking to be a very promising addition to our range.


BR Standard 9F



The crisp bark of the 9F and the chatter at high speed has been replicated beautifully with our 9F sound chip. If you have iron ore trains or summer relief trains on your layout with a 9F, our chip will bring that to life. Our 9F chip will enable your 9F to behave accordingly how you drive it. It'll bark if you pull away harshly or throw that throttle open and likewise, if you're gentle, the loco will become more gentle. Oh, not to mention there's plenty of rod clank! Packed out with functions and plenty of whistles too to add to the fun. 

This will be reworked with fresh recordings in 2017 and new drive flow.



SR Rebuilt Bullied Light Pacific



Planned for mid 2017, we’ll be aiming to release the best rebuilt bullied pacific available with top notch recordings.


Rebuilt Bullied

GWR 57xx (also suitable for 8750 panniers)



We believe we have the best Pannier chip on the market! Extremely characteristic and the behaviour of real 57xxs has been portrayed superbly. You'll notice our pannier chip likes to groan and complain a lot at slow speeds, just like the real thing. Love that classic GWR thrash? We can assure you, this one is packed with it! Our 57xx chip is also packed out to the rim with features to further improve your experience.


GWR 57xx Pannier L.92

GWR Manor



Well, just like our 57xx, this one will be packed out with thrash to bring your model Manor to life with that classic GWR bark! Keep an eye on this page for further details. Planned for late Q4 2017 courtesy of the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.


GWR 42xx

We're continuing the GWR fest here. Our chip will bring your Welsh coal traffic to life with the sound of this beast slogging away on its train.



Class 52