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News from the VELMO development

August 2017
Sound for VT04/SVT137,
the “Flying Hamburger”

Now when the Flying Hamburger runs over your layout it sounds with diesel-electric-engine- sound, brake squeal, compressor, station announcement, open / close door, horn, turnout squeaking and finally it shines with complete interior lighting.

 

December 2016
VT08.5: Champion Train Digitized
Whether as a World Champion Train or as Roland, the VT08.5 now shines with complete interior lighting, sounds with diesel-engine- sound, brake squeal, cooling fan, compressor, station announcement, open / close door, horn, turnout squeaking and finally is getting complete for the first time with new corridor- connection parts and couplers.

 

July 2016
New GDR Ludmilla:

The new Märklin class 132 DR “Ludmilla” is a new variant of this locomotive class, many have been waiting for.
Like the previous models of this class, the LDS161388-B without sound and
SDS161388-B with sound are suitable for this locomotive class, too.

 

July 2016
SVT137 with White Headlight LEDs:

The new Märklin SVT137 226, class Hamburg is equipped with white headlight LEDs.
Like the previous models of this train class, the decoder LDS219229 fits in this model, too. After the decoder installation, both parts of the train are illuminated.
 

 

July 2016
BR189 with White Headlight LEDs:

For the first time the new Märklin locomotive class 189 “Zebra” is equipped with white headlight LEDs.
Unlike the previous models of this locomotive class, the decoder LDS48568-I fits in this model.
 

 

June 2016
Taurus with White Headlight LEDs:

For the first time the new Märklin locomotive class ES 64 U2 “Taurus” (25 years german reunion edition) is equipped with white headlight LEDs. Unlike the previous models of this locomotive class, the decoder LDS48568-I fits in this model.
 

 

April 2016
Sound for NOHAB Diesels:
There’s a new sounddecoder for the NOHAB locomotive classes of the state railroad companies DSB, CFL, SNCB available.
This decoder gives the locomotives the typical rumbling and roaring diesel engine sound.
The installation of the decoder can be done within a couple of minutes.
Watch the video playlist.

 

January 2016
Trainini honored VELMO in the category ”Technology”:

The sounddecoder for the diesel locomotive class 232 or 234 also called “Ludmilla” kicked off a series of sounddecoders for Z scale locomotives.
Now it is honored as “Novelty of the Year 2015” in the category “Technology” of the online magazine
Trainini.

Many thanks for this great honoring!

Claudius Veit




 

 

December 2015
New Multiprotocol Decoder for
ROKUHAN / NOCH Locomotive BR181:
For the first time ROKUHAN / NOCH offers a model of a German locomotive: the class 181.
In parallel, we were able to develop the decoder so that the locomotive and decoder have been published simultaneously.
As a special feature, the decoder comes with a switchable engine room illumination.

 

October 2015
Two new Sound-Decoders:
Two new sound-decoders are coming up for the following locomotive classes:
The SDS48568 for the locos of the ER-20 family like the BR253 and ÖBB2016 (Herkules), furthermore the SDS48568-I for the locos of the TRAXX family, like the BR246 and BR285.
Watch the Video Playlist.

 

August 2015
VELMO promotional Z-scale railcar:

On the occasion of out 10th company anniversary we present our first promotional Märklin railcar.
The limited edition of the container railcar is
96 pieces, the official Marklin article number
is 82361.006.
 

 

June 2015
Sound for the Ludmilla:
For the first time in Z-scale we made it possible to include a complete sound-locodecoder via NEXT18 interface and speakers on a board that can be easily installed without soldering, filing and milling.
The new SDS161388-B provides the right sound to your Z-scale model railway.
Watch the Video.

 

May 2015
The LDS206247-I fits into the RBH BR143:

As soon as the first new Märklin* RBH BR143 locomotives with warmwhite LEDs were delivered, we tested it.
The LDS206247-I is the right decoder type for this loco class.

 

 

January 2015
New decoder for the EMD F7:
The LDS26306-U für die Märklin* US diesel- electric locomotive EMD F7.
The decoder is populated with two yellow LEDs for the number illumination, one red-white bicolor-LED for the lower and one warmwhite LED for the upper headlight.
A special controller is used to generate the typical light effects.
Watch the Video.

 

December 2014
New decoder for the swiss class Ae 3/6:

The swiss class Ae3/6 are a little exotic locomotives and can’t be found very often on Z scale layouts.
The new LDS26635 allows to digitize this locomotive class including the swiss-specific (3+1) change of lights.
                                           Foto: Jens Wimmel

 

October 2014
New decoder with complete interior illumination for VT137 / SVT-04:

The new LDS219229 decoder boards are populated with 16 warmwhite LEDs for a constant, digital switchable interior illumination in both parts of the trains VT 137 Type „Hamburg“ and the SVT-04.
 

 

July 2014
New decoder for the GG-1:

The new LDS609646 is one of the longest decoders of the VELMO decoder family because he has to fit into the massive US-american locomotive GG-1.
The highlight of the decoder is the two white LEDs for the illumination of the driver’s cabs.
 

 

July 2014
The LDS216286 now fits into the BR213:

The Märklin* BR213 is equipped with white LEDs for the triple headlight.
The new Märklin* LED circuit boards are populated with components that extent into the locomotive’s interior.
The redesigned LDS216286 is a little shorter now, so it fits into this locomotive, too.

 

May 2014
The LDS48568-I fits into the HVLE BR285:

As soon as the first Märklin* HVLE BR285 diesel- locomotives with warmwhite LEDs
(in a set with five self-unloading hopper cars) are delivered, we tested it. The LDS48568-I is the right decoder type for this loco.

 

 

May 2014
Decoder and Light for the VT11.5 (BR601):
The new decoders LDS65921 for the BR601 (VT11.5) traction units are available now. Furthermore the light boards for the intermediate wagons (BP-601) are developed, too. Switchable driver’s cab light and passenger compartment lights inside the traction units complete the appearance at night.

 

April 2014
The LDS221014 works with the new E-19:

The new Märklin* E-19 locomotives with warmwhite LEDs are barely delivered, we already digitized and tested it on our testbench.
The LDS221014 fits and works.

 

 

February 2014
New decoder variant for the BR101:
The LDS55280 is  available in a fourth variant now.
The new LDS55280-A-I is suitable for the BR101 with warmwhite LEDs from year of manufacture 2014 (e.g. BR101 Starlight Express).
 

 

December 2013
See us on YouTube:
The new container-terminal-layout and a video about the VELMO production line can be found on our YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Kbmgzu4qa6Q Qw0c-aLgIw
 

Charity Campaign:
For each in 2013 sold decoder we donated
50 Cent to the charitable organisation for children “Ein Herz für Kinder”.

 

 

October 2013
New decoder for the V-100 diesel locos:
After over one year of development time, we proudly present the new decoder for the V-100 or BR212.
And it provides the whole range of head- and rearlight functions:
Low- and highbeam, partial light deactivation, and shunting gear headlights.
 

 

August 2013
Decoder and Light for the ICE:
The new multiprotocol decoder LDS26904 for the BR410 (ICE traction units) is available now.
Additionally we redesigned the light boards for the intermediate wagons BP-ICE.
One of the two traction unit decoders controls the light of the intermediate wagons, therefore no additional function decoder is needed.
 

 

June 2013
New decoder variant for the Swiss Class 460 / 465:
The completely redesigned LDS55280 is  available in a new variant now:
The LDS55280-B-I is suitable for the Swiss class 460 / 465 with warmwhite LEDs from year of manufacture 2013
(e.g. Swiss BLS class 465).
 

 

April 2013
New decoder suitable for the V-200.0:
The new multiprotokol-decoder LDS100628 suitable for the V-200 diesel is now available.
Together with the LDS26697 (suitable for the V-200.1 and BR221), the LDS161388-A (suitable for the V-300) and the LDS27000 (suitable for the V160, BR216 and BR218) and the LDS26065 (suitable for the BR216), all big German diesel locos can be digitized now.

 

March 2013
Three new decoder variants:
The LDS206247 is now available in three variants:
The LDS206247 is suitable for all BR243 until year of manufacture 2012, the LDS206247-I is suitable for the BR243 with warmwhite LEDs from year of manufacture 2012 and the LDS206247-S is suitable for the Re 4/4 II.
 

 

February 2013
Decoder with Swiss-Specific Lights:
Three new multiprotocol decoders are now available in a special version with Swiss-Specific (3+1) change of lights.
The LDS26306-S is suitable for the Re 4/4 IV and the two decoders LDS26220-S and LDS223331-S for the Ae 6/6, depending on the given motor and circuit board variant inside the loco.

 

January 2013
Decoders for the heavy diesel locos:
For the six-axle-diesellocos the new VELMO multiprotocol decoders are now available in two variants:
The LDS161388-A suitable for the V-300, for the ML2200 C’C’ and the ML3000 C’C’.
The LDS161388-B is suitable for the BR232 and BR234 diesels, also called “Ludmilla”.
 

 

2013:
After two years of development,
we present our new Multiprotocol Decoder Generation:
This year, for the first time, we commence publishing our new Multiprotocol Decoder Generation on the English part of the VELMO Webpage.
This new decoder generation combines the benefits of the DCC und SelecTRIX* systems, added with one of the best load regulations, the improved Super-Soft-Drive (SSD)® from Doehler und Haass.
Together with the VELMO philosophy, the easy replacement of the circuit board and a big package of approved and new features, the new decoder generation leaves nothing to be desired.
Meanwhile, many decoders for many different locomotive classes are available.

 

 

 

 

 

Three examples for decoders of the new generation:
Top: LDS223331 suitable for
   E-03, BR103, E-50, BR150,
   BR151, Ae6/6, NOHAB
Center: LDS26306 suitable for
   E-10, BR110, BR111, BR139,
   E-40, BR140, Re4/4
Bottom: LDS27000 suitable for
   BR218, BR216 Vorserie (Lollo)

December 2010:
Trainini honored VELMO in the category ”Complete Works”:

Particularly the honoring of the “Novelty of the Year 2010” in the category “Complete Works” of the online magazine Trainini has pleased me.

The category “Complete Works” in this case is called “digital technology for everybody”.

Many thanks for this nice honoring!

Claudius Veit




 

 

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* Märklin and SelecTRIX are registered trademarks of Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH, D-73033 Göppingen
Super-Soft-Drive (SSD)® ist a registeres trademark of Doehler & Haass GmbH & Co. KG, D-81249 München
ROKUHAN is a registered trademark of ROKUHAN 7-27 Numawada, Tochigi City, Tochigi, 328-0042, Japan
NOCH is a registered trademark of NOCH GmbH & Co. KG, Lindauer Straße 49, 88239 Wangen im Allgäu, Germany