Bulletin: ALCO 6cyl 539 (FT)

Manufacturer: ESU electronic solutions ulm, Item number: 73489, Version: V1

Equipped with ESU "FULL THROTTLE" features!

The ALCO 539 engine was developed in response to the perceived drawback that ALCO's line of diesel switchers had a restricted field of vision because of the high hood. Both Baldwin and EMC were offering diesel switchers with a lower engine hood that the trainmen could see over.

The ALCO S-1 and S-3 were 660 horsepower (490 kW) switcher diesel-electric locomotives produced by ALCO and their Canadian subsidiary Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW). Basically, the two locomotives differed only in trucks, with the S-1 using ALCO's own Blunt trucks, and the S-3 riding on standard AAR type A switcher trucks. The S-1 was built between April 1940 and June 1950, with a total of 543 completed, while the S-3 was constructed between February 1950 and November 1953 (MLW until 1957) with total sales of 300. A modified version, the S-10, was built by MLW only; 13 were built between January and June 1958.

ALCO/MLW Locomotives:

Although they used a 538 non turbo this file would be very close for:
Alco HH660

As with all SELECT sound files, this file contains up to 16 different horns, 2 bells and 2 brake squeals.

Prime Mover:
CV48=0 ALCO 6cyl 539

Uses our OLD-HORNS-AND-BELLS template...

CV48=0 Nathan Single Chime
CV48=1 Nathan K3L
CV48=2 Nathan M5
CV48=3 Nathan P3
CV48=4 Nathan Old Cast P5
CV48=5 Nathan K3HA
CV48=6 Leslie RS3L
CV48=7 Leslie S3L #1
CV48=8 Leslie A125
CV48=9 Leslie A200
CV48=10 Leslie RS3K
CV48=11 Hancock Air Whistle
CV48=12 Wabco E2
CV48=13 Nathan M3H
CV48=14 Leslie S2M
CV48=15 Leslie Dual A125-A200

CV48=0 ALCO Bronze Bell fast
CV48=64 ALCO Bronze Bell slow

Add values from above for total CV48 value.

Default CV48 Value = 0
0 - PRIME MOVER - ALCO 6cyl 539T
0 - HORN - Nathan Single Chime
0 - BELL - ALCO Bronze Bell Fast

Total 0+0+0 = 0

New FULL THROTTLE features:
Drive Hold: Sound Slot 2 Mapped to F9
Independent Brake: Sound Slot 11 Mapped to F10
Run 8: Sound Slot 20 (not Mapped)
Coast: Sound Slot 21 (not Mapped)

For more info please see the "Full Throttle" Quick Start Guide in the ESU Instruction Manual Section of our Website.


KeyFunctionsSound slotsVolume CVsVolume values
F0Directional Headlights
F2Playable Airhorn3275128
F4Dynamic Brake629990
F5AUX3 (Rotary Beacon)
F6AUX1 + AUX2 (Front Ditchlights)
F7Switching Mode
F8Sound (On/Off)1259128
F9Drive Hold2267128
F10Independent Brake1133920
F11Radiator (Fan) Sound831550
F12Dimmer (Headlights)
F13AUX4 (Rear Ditchlights)
F15Fast Spitter Valve1537150
F16Spitters on Shutdown
F17Brake Set / Brake Release
F18Sanding Valve13355128
F19Short Air Let Off14363128
F21Slow Spitter Valve1738750

Make sure that index CV31 is set to 16 and index CV32 is set to 1 before changing a volume CV.