QSI Revolution sound files

Overview

It is not commonly known that the QSI Q2 (Revolution) sound files contain ALL the sounds for that loco type. So you can take one file and turn it into another. This is especially helpful when you get a brand new release, and it is not available customized for your particular loco.

Note that the Q2 files can be used in the Titan decoders, but they aren't as good as the Q2FX and ET files.

Using this data, you can take any file and customize it to any loco of the same type (steam, diesel, electric).

File name conventions:

By QSI convention, There is a model number (usually 4 digits), then a soundset number (some customization, usually horn/whistle/bell), and then a revision (major-minor-build).

Not all files follow this, and also older files may not have a subversion.

I further prepend the hardware version number on the file, because people are constantly trying to load files into the wrong hardware, the update program will tell you what hardware the file is for.

LS Sound files

 

Files usually have a type, and then a subversion.

Each section has 2 numbers. The first number after the description is the type number:

  • 1008 - Diesel
  • 1015 - USAT prototype hardware - h/w not available
  • 1041 - special for Budd RDC
  • 2001 - Electric
  • 3010 - Steam - general
  • 3017 - Steam - Bachmann
  • 3101 - Steam - yet to be identified
  • 3107 - Steam - Bachmann
  • 4000 - Steam compound/articulated - Aristo mallet
  • 4004 - Steam compound/articulated - Bachmann 2-6-6-2
  • 4101 - Steam compound/articulated - unknown
  • 5000 - UP Veranda Turbine

The second number is the sound set number, both of these number match the numbers you see on the QSI download page.

While you see many "different" files on the QSI site, there is basically only ONE sound file per locomotive type, that is customized to your liking to change the engine type, pumps, dynamo, dynamic brakes, etc. (This means that usually ALL sounds for ALL locos are in the file).


1008 - Diesel sound files

In the Q2 files, all features are in all files. In the beginning QSIS made a bunch of customized files with a particular prime mover and a particular horn, etc, so the dealer could just load the intended file. That quickly proved burdensome, especially since you can easily change the file to what you want.

So the best thing for us mere humans is to get the latest file version, 7-33-3

1008-0000v7-26-5

 first version

1008 - 201 through 208

ALCo 244, no dynamic brakes

Aristo RS-3

1008 - 209 & 210

ALCo 244, never defined

1008 - 221 through 229

ALCo 244, dynamic brakes

1008 - 241 through 259

ALCo 251, dyanmic brakes

1008 - 265 through 268

ALCo 539, no dynamic brakes

1008 - 269 through 270

ALCo HH660

1008 - 271 through 278

Baldwin 608A, dynamic brakes

1008 - 279 through 280

Baldwin 608A, dual prime mover, dynamic brakes

1008 - 285 through 286

EMC Winton 201A

1008 - 287 through 290

EMD 567, no dynamic brakes

1008 - 291 through 295

EMD 567, dynamic brakes

1008 - 296 through 297

never defined

1008 - 300 through 303

EMD 567 16 cylinder

1008 - 304 through 307

never defined


1015 - USA Trains prototype Diesel sound files 


1041 - 478 through 479 - Budd RDC

1041-478 - as delivered

1041-479 - New Haven version with Hancock air whistle


2001 - 905 - Electric locomotives

2001-905 - GG1

good for electric trolleys


3010 - steam locomotives

0-4-0

0-6-0

0-8-0


3017 -

3017-520 2-4-4 Bachmann Forney

3017-552 2-8-0 Bachmann K27

3017-552 identified as Bachmann K28 (7-32-1)


3101 - misc steam

 need to investigate, aristo steam


3107 - misc steam

bachmann steam


4000 - aristo 2-8-8-2 mallet

articulated


4004 - Bachmann 2-6-6-2


4101 - articulated steam


5000 - 481 through 482

UP Veranda Turbine


HO Q2 sound file listing

 

US Steam Locomotives

Name

Config

Type Number

Sound Number

In Stock

Whistle

Bell

Gen

Pumps

 

0-4-0

3050

500

Y

Mallard

SPS700

Steam

Fr_Mikado_RSS

 

0-4-0

3050

501

Y

Shaybeg2

SPS700

Steam

Fr_Mikado_RSS

 

0-4-0

3050

502

Y

C35

SPS700

Steam

Fr_Mikado_RSS

 

0-4-0

3050

503

Y

PWbeg1

SPS700

Steam

Fr_Mikado_RSS

USRA

0-6-0

3050

505

Y

Shay

844bell

Steam

K28

 

0-6-0

3050

506

Y

PWbeg

844bell

Steam

K28

 

0-6-0

3050

507

     
 

0-6-0

3050

508

     

USRA

0-8-0

3050

511

Y

SS2a

844beg

Steam

Big2Pump

 

0-8-0

3050

512

Y

Shay

844beg

Steam

Big2Pump

 

0-8-0

3050

513

     
 

0-8-0

3050

514

     
 

2-6-0

3050

521

Y

Shay

NWPull Bell

Steam

DayPump

 

2-6-0

3050

522

Y

FR_Mikado

NWPull Bell

Steam

DayPump

 

2-6-0

3050

523

     
 

2-6-0

3050

524

     
 

2-6-0

3050

525

     
 

2-6-0

3050

526

     
 

2-6-2

3050

531

     
 

2-6-2

3050

532

     
 

2-6-2

3050

533

     
 

2-6-2

3050

534

     

C16

2-8-0

3050

541

Y

ON30

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-0

3050

542

Y

K28

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-0

3050

543

Y

Banshi

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-0

3050

544

     
 

2-8-0

3050

545

     
 

2-8-0

3050

546

     
 

2-8-0

3050

547

     
 

2-8-0

3050

548

     

Mikado USRA

2-8-2

3050

551

Y

Hwbeg

 

Steam

 

K27

2-8-2

3050

552

Y

K28

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-2

3050

553

Y

K4

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-2

3050

554

     
 

2-8-2

3050

555

     
 

2-8-2

3050

556

     
 

2-8-2

3050

557

     
 

2-8-2

3050

558

     

C&O Berkshire

2-8-4

3050

561

Y

SS2A

 

Steam

 

C&O Berkshire

2-8-4

3050

562

Y

Hwbeg

 

Steam

 
 

2-8-4

3050

563

Y

Daybeg

 

Steam

 
 

2-10-0

3050

566

Y

Banshi

 

Steam

 
 

2-10-0

3050

567

Y

HWbeg

 

Steam

 
 

2-10-0

3050

568

     
 

2-10-0

3050

569

     

ATSF3800

2-10-2

3050

571

Y

3751

 

Steam

 

USRA

2-10-2

3050

572

Y

Hwbeg

 

Steam

 

USRA

2-10-2

3050

573

Y

SS2A

 

Steam

 
 

2-10-2

3050

574

     
 

2-10-2

3050

575

     

PRR J1

2-10-4

3050

581

Y

K4

 

Steam

 

C&O T1

2-10-4

3050

582

Y

T1

 

Steam

 

ATSF 3800

2-10-4

3050

583

     
 

2-10-4

3050

584

     
 

2-10-4

3050

585

     
 

2-12-2

3050

587

     
 

2-12-2

3050

588

     
 

2-12-2

3050

589

     
 

4-4-0

3050

591

Y

T1 beg

 

Steam

 
 

4-4-0

3050

592

     
 

4-4-0

3050

593

     
 

4-4-0

3050

594

     
 

4-6-0

3050

596

     
 

4-6-0

3050

579

     
 

4-6-0

3050

598

     
 

4-6-0

3050

599

     

PRR K4

4-6-2

3050

601

Y

K4

 

Steam

 
 

4-6-2

3050

602

Y

HWbeg

 

Steam

 
 

4-6-2

3050

603

     
 

4-6-2

3050

604

     
 

4-6-2

3050

604

     
 

4-6-2

3050

605

     

NYC Hudson

4-6-4

3050

611

Y

HUD

 

Steam

 

NH I-5

4-6-4

3050

612

Y

I5

 

Steam

 

NH I-5

4-6-4

3050

613

     
 

4-6-4

3050

614

     

PRR Mountain M1

4-8-2

3050

621

y

K4

 

Steam

 

UP Mountain

4-8-2

3050

622

y

K4

 

Steam

 
 

4-8-2

3050

623

y

Mohawk

 

Steam

 
 

4-8-2

3050

624

     

ATSF 3751

4-8-4

3050

631

Y

3751

 

Steam

 

N&W J

4-8-4

3050

632

Y

NW J

 

Steam

 

NP

4-8-4

3050

633

Y

B1A

 

Steam

 

NYC S1b Niagara

4-8-4

3050

634

Y

HUD

 

Steam

 
 

4-8-4

3050

635

     
 

4-8-4

3050

636

     
 

4-10-2

3050

641

     
 

4-10-2

3050

642

     
 

4-10-2

3050

643

     
 

4-10-2

3050

644

     
 

2-6-6-2

4050

706

Y

HWBeg

844

Steam

Shay

 

2-6-6-2

4050

707

Y

Shaybeg2

844

Steam

Shay

 

2-6-6-2

4050

708

     
 

2-6-6-2

4050

709

     

N&W Class A

2-6-6-4

4050

711

Y

Big2Beg1

ClassA

Steam

Big2Pump

 

2-6-6-4

4050

712

     
 

2-6-6-4

4050

713

     
 

2-6-6-4

4050

714

     

C&O Allegheny

2-6-6-6

4050

715

Y

T1

844

Steam

Big2Pump

C&O Allegheny

2-6-6-6

4050

716

Y

B1Beg

844

Steam

Big2Pump

USRA

2-8-8-2

4050

718

Y

Big2Beg1

ClassA_1wav

Steam

Big2Pump

Y3

2-8-8-2

4050

719

Y

Big2Big1

SPD700

Steam

Big2Pump

 

2-8-8-2

4050

720

Y

daybeg

SPS700

Steam

Big2Pump

 

2-8-8-2

4050

721

Y

I5_beg

SPS700

Steam

Big2Pump

PRR Duplex

4-4-4-4

4050

731

Y

T1_beg

K4

Steam

K4Pump

 

4-4-4-4

4050

732

     

UP Challenger

4-6-6-4

4050

736

Y

Daybeg

Challenger

Steam

Pump2

 

4-6-6-4

4050

737

Y

Big1Beg

Challanger

Steam

Pump2

UP Challanger #3985

4-6-6-4

4050

738

Y

844

Challanger

Steam

Pump2

 

4-6-6-4

4050

739

     

SP Cab Forward

4-8-8-2

4050

741

Y

Cab_Forward3_beg

ClassA

Steam

Big2Pump

SP Cab Forward

4-8-8-2

4050

742

     
 

4-8-8-2

4050

743

     
 

4-8-8-2

4050

744

     

UP Big Boy

4-8-8-4

4050

745

Y

B1aBeg

Challanger

Steam

Big2Pump

UP Big Boy

 

4050

746

Y

Daybeg

Challanger

Steam

Big2Pump

  

4050

747

Y

844

Challanger

Steam

Big2Pump

  

4050

748

     

On30 Logging Locomotives

Name

Config

Type Number

Sound Number

In Stock

Whistle

Bell

Gen

Pumps

 

Shay

3051

755

     
 

Climax

3050

765

Y

    
 

Heisler

3051

775

     

 

Some specific settings examples

 

 

1008 - Aristo RS-3 1008, 20x

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 horn wabco 1 (SW7_beg) 60 
 alt horn nathan p3 3 chime (e5_head_7520)  57% 
 bell (RS-1_bell) 14% 
 motor ALCO 19% 
 turbo  15% 
notching no notching  
transitions EM activation  
1st transition 22  
2nd transition 0  
 misc dual motor startup  
 dynamic brake fansno dynamic brakes  
 pump (bongo2) 15% 
 cooling fan(fan2_start) [18594 bytes] 8% 
 vents (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes] 16% 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 


USAT GP7 1008, 292

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle Nathan M5 5-Chime (M5_BEG) [77490 bytes] 71 
 alt whistleLeslie S-3 3-Chime (630BEGb) [28926 bytes] 73 
 bell(RS10_bell) [20637 bytes] 39 
 motor EMD 1st Gen 35 stock is low, raise to 45
 turbo  5 
notching 1st gen EMD or ALCO  
transitions air activation  
1st transition 22  
2nd transition 0  
 misc dual motor startup  
 dynamic brake fans(dbrake_beg) [12677 bytes] 38 
 pump (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes] 7 
 cooling fan(fan2_start) [18594 bytes] 9 
 vents (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes] 25 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 


Aristo E8 1008, 328

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle Nathan M5 5-Chime (M5_BEG) [77490 bytes] 71 raise to99
 alt whistleLeslie S-3 3-Chime (630BEGb) [28926 bytes] 73 
 bell(D1BELL) [5872 bytes] 15 raise to50
 motor EMD 1st Gen 37 
 turbo  5 
notching 1st gen EMD or ALCO  
transitions air activation  
1st transition 22  
2nd transition 0  
 misc dual motor startup  
 dynamic brake fans (DynamicBrake_E9_start) [15311 bytes] 22 
 pump (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes] 7 
 cooling fan(fan2_start) [18594 bytes] 9 
 vents (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes] 25 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 
Tuning:

CV2 = 8
pid's best at 10, 2, 5 for all 4 speed ranges


 

Aristo SD 45  1008 335?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5 chime (M5_BEG)     71%
alt hrn same                 71%
bell:     F3bell4  10%
motor:    emd B 2nd gen              29%,
    turbo                 10%
    no notching
    E-M activation sounds
    1st transitions (22 smph)
dyn brk    (dbrake_beg)             32%
pump    (Diesl_pump-q3k)        7%
cool fan (fan2_start)            8%
    (vent_opening2)            16%
squealing brakes  not armed by default

 


USAT F3

titan q3 file

 

pids

 PID
 15170
 4030
 4030
 4030

15

 

 

 


 

 USAT GP 38-2 settings 1008 351?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Leslie S-3BJ 3-Chime (Leslie_5_beg) 58%
alt hrn: none, and non possible
bell:    (F3BELL4)             10%
motor:    GP20                41%
    turbo                10%
    notching            Dash 8
Transitions:                 no Activation sounds
    1st transistion            0 smph
    2nd transistion         0 smph
    dual motor startup        no
dynamic brakes    (dbrake_beg)        64%
pump    (Diesl_pump_q3k)         9%
cool fan (fan2_start)            30%
    (vent_opening2)            25%
squealing brakes not armed   40 / 20


Aristo GP 40 settings 1008 363?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5 chime (M5_BEG)     71%
alt hrn Leslie S-3BJ (Leslie_5_beg)    58%
bell:     F3bell4             10%
motor:    emd 2nd gen              29%,
    turbo                 10%
    continuus notching
    E-M activation sounds
    1st transition            22 smph
dyn brk    (dbrake_beg)             32%
pump    (Diesl_pump-q3k)        7%
cool fan (fan2_start)            8%
    (vent_opening2)            16%
squealing brakes  not armed by default


 Aristo Dash 9 1008 434?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5-chime (M5_beg)    94%
alt hrn    Leslie S-3BJ 3-Chime (Leslie_5_beg)    58%
bell:    (D1BELL)             15%
motor:    GE Dash 8            60%
    turbo                10%
    notching            none selected
Transitions:                 electromechanical Activation
    1st transistion            22 smph
    2nd transistion         0 smph
    dual motor startup        no
dynamic brakes    DynamicBrake2_start    15%
pump    (GE_pump_loop)            13%
cool fan (fan2_start)            9%
    (vent_opening2)            25%
squealing brakes not armed   40 / 20


 

Aristo RDC 1041, 

Note that this loco is very different from other diesels, it does not have notches, but shift points.

As delivered, this loco shifts up to 4th gear so quickly you don't enjoy hearing the gears shift.

I changed my shift points to every 20 speed steps (128 ss mode)

So set CV 55.21.0 = 20, much nicer.

You will have to bump up the sound levels too, using the stock RDC speaker.


AML USRA 0-6-0 3010, 505

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes] 55 
 alt whistle (K28_beg) [64073 bytes] 72 
 bell (844bell) [38862 bytes] 13 
 chuff Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes] 38 
 rod clank  10 sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes] 5 
 pump (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes] 15 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 


Aristo C16 3010, 542

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle(K28_beg) [64073 bytes] 72 
 alt whistle (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes] 55 
 bell (844bell) [38862 bytes] 13 
 chuff Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes] 38 
 rod clank  10 sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes] 5 
 pump (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes] 15

 

 squealing brakes not armed  

 


Aristo Mikado 3010, 551

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle(HWbeg) [32253] 56 
 alt whistle (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes] 55 
 bell (844bell) [38862 bytes] 13 
 chuff Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes] 38 
 rod clank  10 sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes] 5 
 pump (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes] 15 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 


Bachmann K27 3010, 552

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle(K28_beg) [64073] 58 
 alt whistle (ON30_beg) [45023 bytes] 59 
 bell (844bell) [38862 bytes] 18 
 chuff (1LONG1a) [16471 bytes] 59 
 rod clank  10 sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes] 10 
 pump (K28_pump) [6881 bytes] 19 
 squealing brakes not armed  


Note: Bachmann copied the Aristo socket backwards on the lights, so you will have to change a "stock" file accordingly.
 


Aristo ATSF 3751 Northern 4-8-8 3010, 631

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistle(3751_beg) [56448] 58 
 alt whistle (HWbeg) [32253 bytes] 56 
 bell (3751_bell_at_7520) [11230 bytes] 15 
 chuff (ATSF Northern Chuff) [390060 bytes] 36 
 rod clank  9 sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes] 5 
 pump (Big2_pump) [9473 bytes] 15 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 


Aristo Dash 9 1008-434

 sound file volume
%
 notes
 whistleLeslie S5-T 5-Chime (Leslie_5_beg) [55485 bytes]58 
 alt whistleNathan K3 (KL3_beg1) [50002 bytes] 58 
 bell(D1BELL) [5872 bytes] 40 
 motor GE Dash 8 15 stock is low, raise to 45
 turbo  12 
notching Dash 8  
transitions no activation  
1st transition 0  
2nd transition 0  
 misc   
 dynamic brake fansnone  
 pump(GE_pump_loop) [16835 bytes] 20 
 cooling fan(fan2_start) [18594 bytes] 9 
 vents (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes] 25 
 squealing brakes not armed  

 

 

 


Custom sound file for PCC car for Nick Savatgy

Start with GG-1 sound file

 

 

 sound

 file volume
%
 notes
 hornRDC Horn Beg 100 had to turn way up
 alt horneuro 620_720776stock
 bellChallenger82 
 motore3mot8x20 
 turbo  0 
notching 1st gen EMD or ALCO  
transitions air activation  
1st transition 22  
2nd transition 0  
 misc dual motor startup  
 dynamic brake fans(dbrake_beg) [12677 bytes] 0 
 pump (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes] 0 
 cooling fan(fan2_start) [18594 bytes] std 
 vents (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes] 25 
 squealing brakes>40 <20  
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