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Dapol OO Gauge Class 52 Western with Zimo DCC Sound

Example 1: Original Version with 3 or 4 function DCC 21 decoder required

Kit: MX644D; IceCube55X18X09-2W; SACC16+SuperCap17000uF

We love this Dapol OO model of the Class 52 Western - great detail, solid build and designed with DCC Sound in mind from the start... a simple plug-and-play using a Zimo MX644D 21pin decoder and LS2040B bass reflex box speaker, which just clips in and somes awesome! We added a SuperCap6800 stay-alive to this one too!

NOTE: LS2040B discontinued, but Zimo dual Dumbo LS55X22X09-2W or IceCube55X18X09-2W are also perfect fits and sounds even better!

Example 2: With YLR603010 modified speaker and 6-function lighting model

Kit: MX644C; YLR603010; LifeLink+17000uF SuperCap

Dapol designed the electronics in their OO Western at some point to take a 6 function MTC 21pin decoder, allowing separate control of tail lights and cab lights. They assumed a true MTC decoder, with logic-level outputs for FA3 and FA4, which means we must use the MX644C version (instead of MX644D) in this revised model.

As a bit of an experiment, we decided to try to squeeze our YLR603010 speaker into this one. Performance is better than the dual Dumbo/IceCube 55m speakers, but it is bigger, so some modification is required, including removing the box supports from the model, and chamfering the sides of the speaker - it is very tightm but can be done with a little patience.

We practise-position the SuperCap too, to make sure it will go in.

Then wrap it in Kapton tape, and connect up the LifeLink.

All in position and snuggly fitting...

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