Kit: MX648; IceCube18X13X09-1W; LifeLink with 17000uF SuperCap; Coach Lighting Strips
Funny how Hornby's Southern EMUs are all so different internally! With the 2-HAL, an 8pin DCC socket sits part-way along the
model's floor, so it is a little easier than the 2-BIL.
We add a 2pin mini-connector between the coaches so the single decoder can control interior lighting in both.
Here is our MX648 with the GROUND wire added (grey wire in the lower-left of the picture), ready for stay-alive connection.
A resistor added to the FA1 green wire output, which will be used for the interior lighting (our simple LED lighting strips,
covered with Kapton tape to give a real smokey 60's yellowy effect!
Here, stay-alive connection is made - a LifeLink PCB en-route to the SuperCap. All the kit fits flush on the chassis underneath
the seating moulding - conveniently raised with a gap between! The SuperCap sits in one of the seating recesses very nicely.
All done, passengers added, and showing off the yellow lighting.