Class 43 (Valenta) Sound Pack

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Armstrong Powerhouse presents the Valenta Sound Pack for the Class 43.

It is generally accepted amongst enthusiasts that this is the superior sounding engine out of the three (VP185 and MTU being the others) and combined with the sound of the Marston Cooler Fan revving up; this sound pack will take you back to the days when Valentas were aplenty meaning the iconic sound never has to die.

These sounds were professionally recorded from a number of power cars such as 43065 for the classic 'Marston' cooler fans which come on intermittently in this pack and 43064 for the engine/turbocharger sounds. Also, a user operable two-tone horn using the spacebar and 'B' key is featured. Please note that this will only be applied to Class 43s that come with the DTG European Community Asset Pack. Instructions are provided on how to apply it to 3rd party reskins. Apart from that though, all other sounds will install onto all of your class 43s included within the 'Kuju/RailSimulator' folder*. Below is a video demonstrating the sounds:

Since the video above was compiled, a new feature has been discovered within the Train Simulator sound system which allows the way a sound fades to be improved. With this new feature, sound now fades in a realistic manner by not staying at the same volume within a 30m bubble as before and becoming too quiet too soon but fading as you would expect it to. To see how this has improved this sound pack, please go to 2:00 in the video below:

A new, fully functioning two-tone horn has also been added which is operated by use of the spacebar and 'B' key. This replaces the original horn as heard in the first video on this page. Additionally, an occasional air expulsion sound from the engine has been implemented and for those with EAX compatible sound cards, cab sounds have been improved. You can hear these improvements in action from 0:40 in the video below:

Finally, if you didn't think that was enough, a high-quality scenario for the Paddington to Oxford route is included for you to test the sounds out on which involves you driving from London Paddington to Oxford in the rush hour. This scenario has all trains from the May - December 2008 Working Timetable implemented and are named with headcode, origin and destination so you can see where the train has come from! Due to the realistic nature of this scenario, it is quite resource intensive so please bear this in mind when running it.

So, sit back and enjoy the sound of the Napier turbocharger screaming and the Marston cooler fans howling as you speed through the English countryside.

This add-on is supplied in download format only.


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*If you have the VP185 or MTU sound packs, the MTU and VP185 Class 43 locos will retain the relevant sounds and not be overwritten by the Valenta. Apart from that, all other Class 43s will receive the Valenta sounds.

Provider: Armstrong Powerhouse
Product Code: APC43VALSP
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