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Bachmann OO Ivatt 2MT Tank with MS Sound

Bachmann OO Ivatt 2MT Tank with MS Sound and Stay-Alive

Kit: MS580'G' with 2x mini GoldCaps for stay-alive; SugarCube9

Revisiting one of Bachmann's first Next18 OO models here, we fit the newer Zimo MS580 Next18 sound decoder, but the 'G' version, which has no onboard stay-alive, instead sporting wires for connection of a pair of mini GoldCaps, which are very effective indeed.

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The SugarCube9 speaker drops into the provided space near to the chimney, and we add wires fed back to the PCB in the bunker.

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The mini GoldCaps are connected in series, then connected the wires from the decoder (stripey blue for +VE and stripey black for Ground).

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For an added feature, we put in a nano firebox glow LED, whcih is connected (via resistor) between +VE pad and F0F pad on the board... we would have use FA1 normally for firebox glow, but the model's PCB doesn't provide that as a pad. A minor tweak is requried to the config so that F0F output operates under the Fkey we want, and has the flicker lighting effect.

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