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Hornby OO Rebuilt Merchant Navy Loco-Fit

Hornby Rebuilt Merchany Navy - Loco-Fit Version

Kit: MX648; RailExclusives BabyBoomer 18X13X13-1W; LifeLink with SuperCap17000uF

Though there isn't a lot of space in the older Hornby Rebuilt Bulleids, there is enough to get a decent level of kit. Here we remove the 8pin socket to make space for a good 18X13X13 speaker, with MX648 decoder sitting across-ways at the rear of the chassis, and LifeLink with SuperCap17000uF aimed forward into the boiler area.

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The socket is removed, and its' screw towers files down flat.

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We need to open out the frame to allow the 18X13X13 speaker to slide comfortably up into the void.

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Our stay-alive is a LifeLink PCB with a 17000uF SuperCap - brilliant performance. Cover the bits in Kapton to protect from any shorting.

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Everything wired in and shown roughly in position now.

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Check that it runs in the correct direction before putting the body back on - switching the decoder's orange and grey wires is still easy to do if it goes backwards to what is expected.

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