Now for something completely different from me. I’ve had a Hornby 08 since it came out new (the more recent super detail, not the one with the inside frame that could outrun a flying Scotsman!) and a few years back acquired second hand a sound decoder and speaker. It was never very loud despite drilling some discrete holes in the radiator vents on the sides. so, after a service I decided it was time to review this and see what could be done. One thing I’ve found whilst viewing the inter web was that the front radiator grill comes away and there is a nice large square section of body that can be cut away. With this in mind, I’ve made a start and ordered a YouChoos speaker to replace the round one I had that didn’t have any sound box due to size. so here I intend to write up my work on the conversion. this has just arrived in the post this morning. Let’s make a start!