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Heljan OO9 Baldwin - DCC install

Heljan OO9 Baldwin - simple DCC installation

Kit: MX616N

Neat and quirky, the Heljan Baldwin certainly looks the part...

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To get inside, remove screws from both bogies, taking care of the rear one especially as it will remain joined by its' pickup wires.

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The front of the boiler comes off, after carefully unplugging the stays and pipework. This reveals a 2-prong electrical contact for the front lamp.

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A 6pin DCC socket is tucked down in the left side tank. Not much space here. Slide the whole PCB up and free.

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We try an MX617N first, but even with the pins trimmed a little, the decoder is still a bit too long to slot back in.

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Therefore will opt for the tiny MX616N instead, which fits in a treat.

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DCC sound would only be possible in the model with a little surgery and using the cab area for a decoder and speaker - would be very tight.

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