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Bachmann OO GWR City Class with Zimo Sound and Stay-Alive

Kit: MX644D; IceCube28X18X07-2W; SACC16 + SuperCap17000uF

Our donor model, and the kit we plan to put in the tender...

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The tender is pretty simple - flat base with 21pin socket, which we'll keep. The weight is all in the metal coal moulding, which we shouldn't have to modify at all.

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Our IceCube28X18X08-2W sits toward the rear on the floor.

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We connect wires to our SuperCap and cover with Kapton to protect (remember that the shell of the SuperCap is common with the negative connection)

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SuperCap sits on the floor between the speaker and the 21pin socket PCB.

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The stay-alive connection kit (SACC16) can be shrink to minimum size, as we won't be putting any Tantalum capacitors directly on the SACC16 - instead we have the SuperCap connected external via wires.

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Connect the SACC16 to the MX644D's provided stay-alive pads.

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Lay everything into position, including protecting the decoder with some Kapton (just in case), connect up and test!

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Looking and sounding superb...

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