Well still moving along slowly :)
Started on a couple of C Class conversions, installing Loksound Decoders, LED headlights and markers. Need to fill the cow catcher and install KD's as well. Probably means that I need to file off the detail and attach hosebags as well.
So lets look at some of things I have had to think about?
The black one is a late series Austrains chassis weight
An early attempt on the older weight left me with a broken weight, and it allowed the chassis to flex.
(funny how you don't notice a derailed wheel, or a body piece back to front, till the photo is published :( )
Plus it took a lot of weight out of the model
This is what I removed (and I need to take a further 2mm off for better clearance)
Instead of using the larger speaker I am going to use a 16 x 25 x 7.9 speaker which I have been happy with in my T Class conversions. I will also wire in a tiny cell phone speaker to balance the sound.
I drill out the bulk of metal, lightly grind away the bulk of whats left and then saw cut and using a 1 inch wide belt sander clean up the surface allowing the speaker to fit tightly
This means the weight remains intact and supports the plastic chassis.The photo shows another version of a conversion by James of VR Enthusiasts.