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Bachmann HO Climax sound decoder?

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Bachmann HO Climax sound decoder?
Posted by LooseClu on Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:44 AM

A year ago I shoe horned a TCS decoder into my Climax and then the new Tsunami Micro decoders came out.  I've waited for the price to come down a bit and now want to get one and thought where will the speaker go?  As a veteran of one decoder installation (and I suspect that was just beginners luck) I have no idea how large or small a speaker I will be able to use.  I have looked at the area in the ceiling of the cab as a possible place to mount a speaker.  The tender will be filled by the Tsunami decoder and 8 hole plug since it is about the same size as my present decoder.  I hope someone can recommend a speaker that will fit under the cab's roof (and not squash my engineer) as well as produce decent sound.  Anyone have suggestions?

   

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Posted by mmartian22 on Monday, August 18, 2008 7:08 PM
hi i am doing the same thing with mine what i found out so far is you got to get the smallest speaker you can find  litchflied or tony trains could help here . i was thinking about  putting the speaker in front where the smokebox  door is and try to do a little fudging with it .or find a shay's tender and  stick in there .this what i did with  my shay .
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Posted by LooseClu on Monday, August 18, 2008 9:33 PM
Thankyou for the reply.  I have also considered an added tender then saw a photo of an old woodburning Climax in which the fuel area was raised by wooden slats.  I think if build such an extension (from stripwood) I could house a speaker in the present tender and cover it with what looked like a full load of firewood applied to the top of a speaker enclosure.  I'll take a look at what Tony's offers for tiny speakers as you've suggested 

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