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Hornby 8F with Zimo Sound

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I have another 8F to do a sound fitting so I thought i'd show how I fit the excellent ABS-230 speaker in the tender

 

First remove the weight and prise off the plastic supports. using a razor saw cut down the rear weight fixing pillar flush. Drill some holes in front and behind the centre wheels. Cement in two small fillets of 1mm plastikard to seal the bottom of what will be the output chamber for the speaker - a couple of nicks in the corners will allow the pickup wires to pass through.

 

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Using two layers of 1mm plastikard build up a framework

 

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then cut a baffle/top with a nice big hole. Note slot for the rear tender top mounting cut to match where the old weight finished

 

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Bond in place

 

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fit speaker using "black tak"

 

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some more black tak around the inner edge of the tender top seals and prevents vibration

 

Feed two fine black wires through to the loco for the speaker connections and Robert is your Mother's brother

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