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SBig Boy decoder access

Hi folks - has anyone tried to fit a decoder into the latest Big Boy (HR2753)? I'm wanting to do so, and the so-called user manual is just a list of spare parts! It doesn't show how to get into the loco or tender at all. For what these locos cost, you'd think that Hornby could at least supply a set of maintenance instructions. Any help would be much appreciated.


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There is normally a maintenance sheet supplied with each loco, telling how to lubricate and remove bodywork, location of decoder, etc.


There isn‘t one listed in the Hornby downloads area yet, so I suggest you contact Hornby Support using the number at the bottom of every webpage and ask if they could send you one.

Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/robs_rails.html


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Is this any help?



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Just to add crystal clarity to JemBobs post.


Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

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