Class 385 Sound Mod

The Class 385 is here in Train Sim World with an all new sound enhancement mod brought to you by Sepian Sound!

With Raph behind the wheel and my foot on the gas, we're delivering you an entirely new mix rebuilt through the Unreal Editor to get this Hitachi train sounding as good as possible. A combination of recordings from Sepian Sound, my own recordings, and synthetic reproductions to fill any gaps were used to boost the audio detail for this unit in as many ways as we can muster. So let's take a look at what this mod is made of:


Completely new traction sounds

  • Recordings from the Class 385 by Sepian Sound
  • Extensive sound cues built by Raph which cover the inverters and motors - inside and out
  • Separate interior and exterior rolling sounds and track joints

Reworked horn

  • Reproduced by ear to provide a more accurate warning horn
  • Sound mix differentiates the exterior and interior of the train with different clips

Tailored safety system audio

  • Corrected sounds for AWS and Driver's Vigilance Alarms
  • Introduced additional samples for starting up the systems

Softer recordings

  • Touches push buttons, power handles, and doors with new recordings
  • New recordings for the mechatronic passenger door system
  • Separate exterior and interior aircon recordings

Known issues

  • Horn attenuation being silly now

Installation Instructions

Navigate to your Train Sim World 3 DLC folder and install the pack

e.g. \steamapps\common\Train Sim World 3\WindowsNoEditor\TS2Prototype\Content\DLC

Additional Comments

Visit Sepian Sound to view more videos and recordings of trains from around the world:

Tags: class-385 edinburgh-glasgow enhancement sound-mod


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Thank you so much for making this sound mod for class 385 and making it available to everyone

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ItsYa165 18 Feb 2023

Absolutely, thank Raph too. We believe this mod is a tremendous improvement. When Rivet Games deliver's, it could either be helpful or entertaining. Naturally, there are still a few kinks with the mod even after all the work we put into it so we'll try to figure something out...

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Thank you to Raph aswell

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Do i have to delete this !TS2Prototype-385runsound file from my dlc in order to replace?

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ItsYa165 18 Feb 2023

I don't think so no because we have a completely new script for completely new sounds. It should be fine.

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acro 18 Feb 2023

Thank you both so much, oh my god. You have just turned the 385 from borderline unplayable into a dream!

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Raphael 18 Feb 2023

Thanks :D

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Does the Class 385 Brake Mod work with this because i get a feeling it brakes it from working?

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ItsYa165 19 Feb 2023

If you mean the Combined Power-Brake Controller mod by Laika, then no this will work irrespective of that.

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oh rite, thanks for letting me know

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ROB S 19 Feb 2023

Thanks for this! Looking forward to using it.

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ItsYa165 19 Feb 2023

I hope you enjoy it! I think we'll revist the mod for improvements after Rivet release their patches.

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Khonsu 22 Feb 2023

when modders do better job that the actual devs, thanks for this one, amazing sound

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davidgooder 23 Feb 2023

can make the Acela voice mod?

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Raphael 23 Feb 2023


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Arch 24 Feb 2023

Another modder said he is working on an acela sound mod

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DenisJura 24 Feb 2023

Great mod. It's another world ! Thanks a lot
Merci Merci

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JF3110 25 Feb 2023

Fabuleux , tellement plus réaliste ! merci beaucoup pour votre travail et votre partage !

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meridian 26 Feb 2023

Great work, thats just so immersing with this sounds.

One little question. I have a section on east coast way, where i can test the flange sounds of different train types. On the 385 i cant hear anything. So am i right that rivet has dropped their quality to a level of not even including & setting up flange sounds for their vehicles?

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Raphael 26 Feb 2023

Yep, that sadly is the case, and we can't really fix that without blueprint stuff. The last time we tried blueprint stuff, it broke the mod for several people, soooo...

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Arch 11 Mar 2023

I found the door sounds to be really loud in the driving cab with the recent update. Is this intentional or is this being looked at?

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Raphael 11 Mar 2023

I'll look into it, but I don't think that's anything we can fix, seeing as it probably has to do with the new audio mixing (which really isn't that much different from the original, they just fixed the door bug afaik)

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Morelocolayer 13 Mar 2023

Thanks for update

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Cobra_Railways 24 Mar 2023

Having issues getting the mod to work, sounds really good from the video provided though, much more like the real thing

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Train377/6 25 Mar 2023

Suggestion, this may be a stupid one but why not. Class 720 sounds for the 387 on TSW3 and 2?

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TEK2 26 Mar 2023

Would you consider making a version of this mod without the horn sound? I like the stock one better, other than that this mod is excellent

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ItsYa165 26 Mar 2023

No there won't be such a thing. The original horn is just a freeware sound effect so it has to go. We can look at replacing the horn with a new sound however at a later date. I'm pretty backed up with more important career stuff at the moment.

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atlas 9 Apr 2023

Hey, This mod is fantastic, just to let you know, the constant sound of the train buzz has someone breathing in it, and once you notice it, it is super super distracting haha

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Kian 19 Apr 2023

Love this, spot on sound pack. Can i make a request you just adjust the exterior accleration and deleraction motors as they are just a bit quiet. Also a cab door open and close sound? Overall a great sound mod.

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Lovely mod: Thank you!

Did you do something that fixes neutral section behaviour?
I had been having issues with neutral sections slaming on the brakes, but have done a couple of runs with this mod I've noticed that the VCB light worked correctly and no more brake application.

Edit false alarm, the brakes came on on my last journey from Glasgow, on both neutral sections. We need Rivet to fix that.

I also noticed that with this mod that the VCB doesn't 'clunk' in the drivers cab, then started wondering if you would actually hear that in real life given that the pantograph car is nowhere near the cab?

It feels like you've made this train drivable which Rivet could not. Many thanks!

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wilberforce220887 15 Sep 2023

many thanks for this mod this is fantastic. the class 385 has just been released for ts classic, would it be possible for you to port this sound mod over to the tsc version of the 385 as the sound implementation is simply awful like the it was for tsw3 prior to you mod, thanks again for your amazing work

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Luki 30 Sep 2023

It worked great and amazing on TSW3. Thanks guys.
Is it possible to upgrade for tsw4 please? It doesn't work there.

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ItsYa165 30 Sep 2023

Very few mods work with Train 4 za warudo atm.

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Fawx 22 Oct 2023

Love this. Any chance of it being updated for TSW4? The quality difference between this and the default audio and this is night and day. Really amazing job.

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VulpineGWR 3 days ago

Lots of other sound mods have been updated for TSW 4, so it'd be awesome to have this one too

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Miguel 15 days ago

Any plans for a TSW4 version?

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About this mod

18 Feb 2023
11 Mar 2023
Train Sim World
Type of content
Train Sim World 3
Train Sim World Content
ScotRail Express: Edinburgh - Glasgow
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