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Bachmann Class 03 diesel Next18

Example 1: Bachmann Next18 Class 03 Diesel - simple sound

Kit: MX658N18; YouChoos SugarCube10

Easy install into the recent Next18 Class 03 diesel from Bachmann - the MX658N18 simply plugs in, and we've removed the factory-supplied speaker mount (designed for a 15x11mm StickyGasket speaker) and put a better SugarCube10 speaker in instead.

Example 2: Adding Stay-Alive to the Next18 Model

Kit: MX658N18; SugarCube9; LifeLink with 3x 470uF Flat Tantalums

Starting at essentially the same point as Example 1 above, the Class 03 model with Next18 interface does provide suitable connection points for stay-alive, so it is just a case of working out what stay-alive will fit in, and where...

The PCB provides +VE and GROUND solder pads which we connect blue and grey wires to. These are marked as "V+" and "V-"...

Our LifeLink connection PCB is joined in, and 3 flat 470uF Tantalums are hooked in too.

Protect both parts with Kapton tape. The Tantalums slide in underneath the motor, and there is a convenient home for the LifeLink just under the top lighting PCB. Secure this with a blob of BlackTack.

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Please note that these guides are provided as useful resources for you, as-is. YouChoos cannot be held responsible for errors in the information, or for any damage caused to your models or equipment if you choose to follow any of the steps detailed here.


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