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Hornby OO LSWR S15

Example 1: Hornby OO LSWR S15 - easy kit

Kit: MX648R; IceCube18X13X10-1W speakear

Plenty of room in the S15 tender for an easy DCC Sound install, so we'll do that first, for those who don't want to make any modifications...

Here is our MX648R sound decoder and single IceCube18X13X10-1W speaker, plugged straight in and secured with a bit of BlackTack. The speaker sits down in the well and the decoder tucked in next to it.

Simple, and actually surprisingly loud too, so a very good choice if you don't want to do any surgery..

Example 2: Hornby S15 with bigger speaker and SuperCap stay-alive

Kit: MX645 hard-wired; Dual IceCube28X18X10-2W; SuperCap17000uF Stay-Alive

However, there is potential for a much bigger speaker, and a decent SuperCap for stay-alive is always welcome, so we remove the 8pin DCC socket, and hard-wire an MX645, connected with our 17000uF SuperCap, and a dual IceCube28X18X10-2W.

The SuperCap is covered with Kapton tape and stuck down in the well.

The speaker is secured above the capacitor with a little BlackTack, and the decoder toward the rear at an angle so it doesn't get in the way of the retaining screw column.

No modification required - tender top just fits straight on top. WIth some minor modifications to the coal slope, we could get something even more substantial in, but it isn't necessary - this is a very impressive sounding setup!

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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.


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