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BruceRogers

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Bachmann Climax install
« on: February 11, 2017, 10:19:39 AM »
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Just to see if we could get an LM-3S module into a Bachmann Climax. This belongs to a friend who wanted it converted to RailPro.
The 21 pin board and speaker were removed. Each wire was unsoldered from the 21 pin printed circuit board and soldered to the 9 pin JST plug one at a time.
The coal bunker needed a brace in the center removed to allow the module to sit upright. I used an iPhone 4S speaker that was cut down to put in the bunker. The 6 pin plug cannot be used due to not enough space. The speaker wires were soldered directly to the necessary pins.
I made a styrene cover to temporarily cover the module since the coal load will no longer fit. With some hatches it would make a good oil tank, but the owner is going to use wood for fuel.

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Re: Bachmann Climax install
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 10:46:57 AM »
Very Nice Bruce! Thanks for posting this.

You'll notice I tinkered with your pictures to make them fit better (width).
You can click the modify link to see what I did.

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Re: Bachmann Climax install
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2017, 11:26:54 AM »
That is a tiny space to install an LM module, and with a speaker too. Nicely done!  :D
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Re: Bachmann Climax install
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2017, 11:41:08 AM »
Thanks Bill. What size did you reduce the photos to? I think I posted them at 1600x1200.

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Re: Bachmann Climax install
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 11:45:38 AM »
Bruce, I didn't actually resize the images, I just set the display size smaller.

When you use the insert attachment option, adding the value "width=800 " after the id number will show a smaller image.

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Re: Bachmann Climax install
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 11:48:11 AM »
Great Thanks Bill.