Home


latest news 18thApr2024

Shop Guides & Reference Basket


Reference, Help, Resource and Guides


Install Guides by Loco ClassQuick HelpsGeneral - Fitting KitZimo ReferenceCT Elektronic Reference

YouChoos Installation Guides

Search Guides:
GWR
LMS
LNER
SR
SE&CR
LSWR
BR/WD/Priv
S&DJR
LB&SCR
L&Y
GNR/Caley
Misc
Shunters
Diesels
DMU
Electric

YouChoos Resouces
Hornby OO BR Standard 6 Clan Class

Hornby Clan Class

Kit: MX645R; dual SugarCube35X15X12-2W; MX681 function decoder

Hornby's Clan Class model provides an 8pin DCC socket in the tender, so there is good potential for an MX645R sound decoder and a decent speaker. Here we use a dual SugarCube (35 x 15 x 12mm). The plastic slope under the coal load must be cut away to make space for this, but it quite simple to do, and we rebuilt a new coal load on top afterwards, which looks a lot better than the original plastic load anyway!

Example 1 Example 1

Example 1 Example 1

Example 1

If all we want is sound, then that's the job done! However, we decide to add working lamps and firebox LED to the loco too. Rather than trailing wires beteween loco and tender, we opt to put a small function decoder (MX681, or MX671) specifically for this lighting.

The trick here is simply to break open the pickup wires in the loco and spur off to the function decoder.

Example 1 Example 1

The lamps are bi-colour DCC Concepts ones, so white and yellow wires from the decoder are used, as well as the common positive (BLUE) wire from the decoder, with suitable protective resistors. The green or brown wire from the decoder goes to the firebox LED.

Example 1 Example 1

Example 1 Example 1

Example 1 Example 1

Photos and approach courtesy of Rod Weekes

Disclaimer

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.

INFORMATIONCONTACT
About YouChoos
Privacy Statement
How to Order
Testimonials
Useful Links
Services
Contact
YouChoos
4 Home Farm Close
Steeple Ashton
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 6AH

01380 530530
info@youchoos.co.uk

Phones: Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm