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Hornby OO LNER J15 (Zimo MS)

Hornby OO J15 with Zimo MS Sound

Kit: MS480; IceCube25X18X07; STACO1

Revisiting a J15 with Zimo's MS480 decoder this time...

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The biggest speaker we can get in is the IceCube25X18X07, but even this requires removal of plastic under the coal load - easy enough though...

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A quick test-fit to see exactly where the speaker will need to be positioned.

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We remove the 8pin DCC socket from the model and hard-wire our MS480, removing all of the unnecessary wires (lighting) to make the installation as compact as possible.

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The decoder is covered in Kapton tape and tucks through the aperture in the metal weight, with IceCube speaker fixed on top.

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We retained the stay-alive wires from the decoder in order to add the STACO1 stay-alive kit. This is a PCB plus 3 mini GoldCaps, joined in series.

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The STACO PCB is wraped in Kapton and placed down in the well, and the GoldCaps are then also protected with Kapton tape, and BlackTack'd into position - far enough back to avoid the tender body clip being fouled by them.

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A little BlackTack to hold the coal load on, and stop it vibrating, then we finish with some lump coal which is fixed in with UHU glue.

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