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Hornby 2019 OO LBSCR Terrier with Zimo Sound

Hornby 2019 OO LBSCR Terrier with Zimo Sound

Kit: MX648 with Minnow4

Hornby's 2019 re-release of their Terrier model is a good improvement over the old Terrier, which was very difficult to do anything much with. They have provided more space under the chimney, and a 6pin DCC socket. A simple job to plug in a small 6pin decoder, like the Zimo MX616N, but we want DCC Sound, so some effort is required...

Here's the model before we start... a quick run on DC shows that it runs pretty reliably, so good job to Hornby for that!

Open it up to reveal the 6pin DCC socket up front. Below is shown the Zimo MX648 sound decoder with heat shrink removed.

A quick measure up suggests that the MX648 is just about the perfect fit for the space - another mm in either direction and it wouldn't go!

We need to create as much space as possible, as the speaker will have to fit in this cavity too. We remove the 6pin socket, and cut back the plastic mount almost to the screw - the screw is required to keep the motor housing in place.

Unsolder the wires completely, and we re-wire the decoder with thinner decoder wire (ESU type). Join up the motor and pickups and test for direction now. We rather abitiously connect up a SugarCurve6 speaker, but it soon becomes clear that this is just a bit too hopeful, so revert to a Minnow4, which still sounds quite respectable.

Remove the SugarCurve and wire in the Minnow4 instead, keeping everything as neat and tidy as possible, and using Kapton tape to protect the decoder.

Body should go on comfortably - mustn't force anything. Once on, give a test, and time for a photo-shoot... nice!

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