Kit: MS480; IceCube18X13X07; LifeLink + 17000uF SuperCap
In this Bachmann 08 (8pin version), we take out the 8pin DCC socket and hard-wire an MS480 decoder, putting the decoder and 7mm
IceCube speaker up the front, and for stay-alive we use a LifeLink with 17000uF SuperCap in the roof, so we don't have to put
any of the kit inside the cab.
Here is our model to begin with. We test-fit a SuperCap in the roof to check it goes OK.
The socket is removed, and wiring simplified ready for hard-wiring the decoder.
The LifeLink and SuperCap are wired together and mounted in the top of the body.
Decoder is wired in, protecting each item with Kapton tape as we go.
Now showing all of the kit in position, we just need to test, then put the body back on. Runs a treat! We also decided to add
a cab light to this model, if you are wondering what the 2 wires going up into the cab roof are!