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Bachmann EFE OO Beattie Well Tank

Bachmann/EFE OO Beattie Well Tank

Kit: MX648; SugarCube6

When Bachmann pulled in DJM's Beattie Well Tank model to their EFE range, a few changes were made to the design, so the approach is a little different from the original DJM model. The prime difference is that the body comes off easily so you have access to do any necessary chassis changes and rewiring.

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Still the same design of magnetic boiler door, so easy access to the 6pin socket if you just want standard DCC fitted.

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Remove the couplings to get access to the body-retaining screws.

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Opens up nicely so we can get at everything.

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A small metal weight in the boiler must be unscrewed in order to fit a speaker, as there is no space in the bunker (unlike the original DJM model).

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Snip off the screw column for this weight, and we have enough space for a SugarCube6 speaker.

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To make up for some of the lost weight, we cuts some pieces of lead, tape them up and glue them in just behind that spot.

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Hard-wire in the decoder, removing the heat wrap, and any unnecessary wires (such as the lighting wires). We go straight from the model's wires to the decoder so there are fewer joins, and therefore the kit takes up less space.

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When we are happy that it all works, in the correct direction, cover the decoder with Kapton tape.

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Slot it into the boiler with the body back on, which fits in fairly comfortably.

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