Heljan Deltic plus Leggomanbiffo sound

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  1. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    One of Ralph’s new arrivals has hit the work bench today on a very stormy day here in WA.





    First job is to very carefully remove the side panels that hold the chains in place. Using a knife I gently twisted them until they popped out.

    Plenty of room in the fuel tanks for a large speaker.



    Existing circuit board has to be removed.

    The second smaller board is the twin fan control unit, this will be re used.


    You need to identify all the connections on the old circuit board, here are the wires for the rear lights.


    It’s also a good idea to mark the front of the locomotive drive unit, which is normally the fan end, but on the DELTIC the body is the same so I’ve marked the motor with a no.1.


    The decoder from DCKITS with Leggomanbiffo new version of the Deltic sound file installed on a ESU L decoder


    This is a lot smaller than the XL decoders and comes with either a solder pad or a screw terminal. This is the solder pad version.


    As you can see there’s loads of room left, but the solder pad will need securing and protecting from the metal chassis.


    So I normally use a piece of plasticard.



    Then using some nylon nuts and bolts make up a support plate for the decoder.


    Glued into place with the solder plate installed. 4 nuts and nylon washers will keep it safe and secure.


    Follow the wiring diagram supplied with the decoder and solder the wires to the solder pads. Don’t forget that with a twin motor unit that the rear motor wires need reversing so that both motor run in the same direction.


    I’ve installed two speakers, one in the fuel tanks and one in the body.

    That’s it for today, just needs programming and a track test plus I need to paint up a crew .

    Kim
     
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  2. RALPH

    RALPH Full Member

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    Kim, well done, such a lot of patience, work, time, and steady hand required, to do all this for me.:thumbs: :tophat:
    Glad your on my side (of the Track) :avatar:
    :cheers:Ralph
     
  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And the test results. :avatar:
     

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