Kit: MX648; IceCube18X13X09-1W; LifeLink with SuperCap17000uF
Most Hornby Q1 models have an 8pin DCC socket in the loco, like this example. The approach in this example is relatively
simple, with a great stay-alive.
Remove the 8pin DCC socket, as we want to place the IceCube speaker there instead.
The 17000uF SuperCap sits on one side, with the case protected with Kapton tape, and teh MX648 sound decoder sits on the
In this one we have also added a firebox glow LED and a cab light (SMD). The body just slides on after this, thouh it is quite
tight on the width around the motor.
Kit: MX645; Rail Exclusives Boomer 18x13x13-1W speaker; SuperCap17000uF
This approach is tighter than the above, but it can be made to go in - just! Unusually, the Q1 has its' retaining screw down
In order to get the slightly bigger speaker in, we have to grind the screw mounts on the base where the 8pin DCC socket was
Shown here are the eventual positions of the speaker and the SuperCap.
We begin the wiring up process, protecting items using Kapton tape as we go.
The MX645 hangs off the side, and (hopefully!) the body should just slide back on afterwards.