Battery RC conversion of a Bachmann Climax

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Today's challenge, to see whether battery, R/C, DCC decoder and sound can all be made to fit into the coal bunker of the quirky little Bachmann Climax.

Using the tiniest G scale offerings from ESU and Revo plus the tiniest 14v battery pack I could find, I reckoned it could be done.

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One modification I made was to replace the brushes on the top of the trucks, fed the wires through the holes and drilled/soldered the existing plates for the motors, to take them. Hot glue was used to secure the wires at the top.

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The speaker is a bit aenemic but otherwise it all works

Climax Maiden Run
 
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