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Hornby Southern Q1

Example 1 - Smaller Decoder approach

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.

Example 1

Remove the 8pin DCC socket, as we want to place the IceCube speaker there instead.

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The 17000uF SuperCap sits on one side, with the case protected with Kapton tape, and teh MX648 sound decoder sits on the opposite wall.

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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.

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Example 2 - bigger decoder and speaker

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 the chimney.

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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 attached.

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Shown here are the eventual positions of the speaker and the SuperCap.

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Example 2

We begin the wiring up process, protecting items using Kapton tape as we go.

Example 2

The MX645 hangs off the side, and (hopefully!) the body should just slide back on afterwards.

Example 2

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