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Dapol OO Large Prairie

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Example 1: Simple, using Dapol's slide-out PCB

Kit: MX658N18; StickyGasket15x11mm speaker

Designed to make DCC Sound installation very simple, Dapol have provided a Next18 pull-out PCB in the boiler - simply pop off the boiler door, unplug the board and add a decoder and speaker.

The Zimo MX658N18 is a perfect fit, and Dapol provide a speaker enclosure in the extras pack for a 15x11mm Sticky Gasket speaker. This enclosure then clips onto the pull-out PCB making contact with pads - no soldering required.

Very neat...

While this makes it very simple to convert to DCC sound, we found the performance from the speaker in such a small enclosure not brilliant - the speaker seal is a bit hit-and-miss. We also found that the loco's pickups were somewhat poor leading to common stalling. There is no way to add a stay-alive to the MX658N18, so will have to wait for the MS580 to do that. We'll attempt a rework using a better speaker in a future example, so watch the space below!

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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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