29 Jul 2007

Bachmann 9F decoder and kadee fitting





Some notes on fitting a decoder to a Bachmann 9F - for my own poor memory and to help others...

First release the pony truck front bogie by releasing the obvious screw (green arrow indicates)

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Then release the two screws shown by the red arrows and the body should be able to be removed.

I fitted a LENZ silver, note that a LENZ silver direct would not fit.

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I always cover my decoders with 13mm heat shrink insulating tubing from Maplin. A quick blast with a hairdryer is sufficient to shrink it around the decoder.

Then I placed the decoder in the smoke box of the 9F...

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While I was at it I fitted Kadees in the NEM pockets - they were perhaps very slightly high - see pictures against the height gauge below. I used number 20s but I think 19s would be fine (I had run out of them so couldn't try)..

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