ESU 54615 SW1200RS

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Rapido goes through each and every sound project and sets it up to best work with what they want for lighting and motor control in that project.

For this reason there are a quite a few changes from the default settings which is why they recommend getting their decoders preprogrammed. Some functions are only available on ESU decoders, this is the reason for the ESU recommendation. If MU’ing (consisting) with a factory sound equipped loco those features would not be available in a non ESU decoder. When consisting it is always easier to use the same brand in each loco in the consist.

This is a list of CVs which would need changes in the 54615 to match the sound equipped LokSound Selects in the SW1200RS. This list is long and will be tedious to manually enter, though it is possible…. As you can see from below, this is why a pre-programmed decoder is recommended on the Rapido products.

If you attempt this do it in the order below as the order of the index CVs (31 and 32) is important.

If needed a reset: Setting CV8 to a value 8 ON THE PROGRAMMING TRACK, not on the Main, will allow you to start over if a mistake occurs.

CV3 = 44
CV4 = 44
CV5 = 224
CV6 = 53
CV13 = 160
CV14 = 33
CV27 = 24
CV52 = 20
CV54 = 15
CV55 = 25
CV66 = 190
CV95 = 190
CV122 = 0
CV124 = 16
CV125 = 65
CV130 = 30

CV31 = 16, CV32 = 0


CV259 = 2
CV263 = 144
CV267 = 2
CV271 = 144
CV279 = 128
CV287 = 128
CV295 = 128
CV303 = 128
CV310 = 12
CV311 = 128
CV318 = 12
CV319 = 128
CV355 = 2
CV359 = 144
CV363 = 2
CV367 = 144

CV31 = 16, CV32 = 2


CV324 = 32
CV340 = 32
CV362 = 0
CV378 = 0
CV394 = 0
CV410 = 0
CV428 = 0
CV444 = 0
CV460 = 16
CV476 = 16

CV31 = 16, CV32 = 3


CV259 = 9
CV260 = 32
CV266 = 64
CV275 = 9
CV276 = 32
CV282 = 128
CV300 = 64
CV316 = 64
CV334 = 1
CV350 = 1
CV362 = 8
CV378 = 4
CV385 = 0
CV388 = 2
CV394 = 16
CV401 = 0
CV404 = 0
CV426 = 32
CV442 = 32
CV449 = 0
CV459 = 48
CV460 = 64
CV465 = 0
CV468 = 0


Thanks to ESU LLC for all the details.

As the list demonstrates, purchasing a Rapido locomotive with the ESU decoder installed is much easier, or purchase the ESU decoder from Rapido directly if you are retrofitting a locomotive.