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Bachmann OO Standard 4MT 2-6-0 DCC Sound

Example 1: Zimo MX - compact older kit

Kit: MX648; SugarCube9

Brief photo mini-guide of a Bachmann OO Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 tender loco, adding DCC sound using a Zimo MX648 and SugarCube speakear...

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Example 2: Zimo MS - easy plug-in approach

Kit: MS480R; SugarStrand8

Bachmann's 4MT 2-6-0 is a nice model, but quite tight on space. No tender pickups, so relies on being a heavy locomotive.

Example 2

Let's do a simple DCC Sound installation to begin with - just plugging in an MS480R and slotting this with a Strand8 speaker up in the boiler - just fits by sliding in.

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Example 3: Bigger MS kit, hard-wired, with stay-alive

Kit: MS450R; Lurve8; MGOBLOCK

To get the bigger decoder in, and stay-alive, we must remove the 8pin DCC socket to hard-wire.

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A quick test-fit before we begin proves that the MS450 adn Lurve8 speaker will just slot into the boiler. It is tight though.

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We therefore decide to remove the sleeve from the decoder, take off all unwanted lighting wires, and re-cover in Kapton tape. This makes wiring simpler, neater, and more compact.

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The decoder and speaker are attached together bound with a little Kapton tape... just keeps them aligned properly as they are slotted into the boiler.

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The MGOBLOCK is a compact stay-alive of 6 mini GoldCaps ind a handy block arrangement. This will sit where the DCC socket used to be in the model. It might help to grind one of the screw pillars down on the chassis a little, but it goes in anyway. The MGOBLOCK gives amazing backup time, so well worth the effort, and the dual-driver Lurve speaker is a big improvement over any single-driver too.

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