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Bachmann OO L&Y Class 5 2-4-2T Tank

Bachmann OO L&Y Tank with Zimo sound, stay-alive, firebox glow

Kit: MX648; SugarCurve7 speaker; LifeLink+17000uF SuperCapl Firebox LED

Take it apart and disassemble - not sure if we really needed to go this far, but it gives us options, and the plan with this model is to fit the best we possibly can in. Probably could have done a fairly simple install, hard-wiring an MX648 and SugarCube7 in the bunker, but we felt stay-alive would be a real benefit to this model.

Having decided to put the stay-alive kit in the bunker, this means we have to place the decoder and speaker in the boiler. The metal weight is therefore sacrificed - this may reduce traction a bit, but the stay-alive more than makes up for any reduction in pickups.

Remove the DCC socket and flatten that area, which appears to be the perfect size for a SuperCap17000uF and LifeLink (or SACC16 in this case).

Here is our MX648, with unwanted lighting wires removed, and re-covered in Kapton tape. We keep green and blue wires for the firebox glow. The decoder and SugarCurve7 then slot comfortably in the boiler under the chimney.

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