An old classis here, the Hornby 8F has an 8pin DCC socket in the boiler. We plan to make space for the larger MS450R sound
decoder, though there won't be much space for a speaker and stay-alive, so we opt to keep those simple. The smaller MS480R
would also have been a good choice, and a little easier.
Access into the boiler is after removing a horizontal screw under the footplate.
It would have been nice to get the kit in without hard-wiring, but that proves too much, so we remove the socket and milling
the screw mounts off the top of the metal block to create a little more space.
Now we have space for the 1000uF cap (that comes with the decoder) to sit on our now-flat platform, and the decoder/speaker
slot up under the chimney.
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.