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thin 0.005 or 0.010 sheet styrene. Paint matching would not be terribly criti- cal since these units were left filthy in yard service, and the plated intakes oxi- dized quickly — appropriate weather- ing will easily mask any supposed paint mismatches! A few more words on that packaging,


since I feel it’s the best currently used by a modern HO vendor. Unlike oversized, opaque presentation blocks that seem mostly used to house samples of every type of foam you can imagine, Bowser sticks to traditional clear-window box dimensions. Also, instead of barricad- ing the locomotive with a puzzle of foam inserts, Bowser simply screws the mod- el to a sturdy plastic base, securing it


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for insertion and removal from a plastic clamshell and sleeve. It’s simple, effec- tive, efficient, and easy to use with mini- mal fuss and mess. For those of you who already have a


DCC-ready Bowser C-430, Bowser now offers a DCC Sound Retrofit Kit. Packed in the same green kit boxes Bowser is well known for, the company’s C-430 DCC Retrofit kit (#691-1227; MSRP: $110) includes everything you need to give your non-sound DCC-ready Bows- er C-430 a sound personality: a new LokSound Select decoder, a ½-inch by 1-inch oval 16-ohm speaker with baffle and mounting screws, a two-wire har- ness for the speaker, a sheet of illus- trated installation instructions, and a quick-stat guide sheet for the decoder. Installation is a simple 15-minute


affair. The chassis is exposed by un- screwing the draft gear boxes and set- ting them aside and then carefully lift- ing the shell off the chassis. Remove the jumper plug from the decoder and swap the LokSound module in its place. The 21-pin connector is keyed so you can’t mess it up, but you might want to unplug the chassis harness to provide some wiring clearance as you do so. Strip the bare ends of the kit’s speaker wiring harness and solder them to the speaker. Then mount the speaker and baffle to the chassis frame using two screws, and connect the wiring harness to the decoder. Replace the shell and draft gear, and you’re done! Use of the decoder employs familiar


concepts and functions, with one no- table exception: sounds don’t start au- tomatically. Even though I read about this in the instructions before testing the unit, I was still surprised when I


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