Picked up a Bachmann K-27 recently and started planning to set it up with Rail Pro and lithium battery power. Thanks to the crew here at LSC for the help locating a spare dummy wiring card!
What’s the old saying measure twice cut once, well I measured a lot and thought about it. The good news is the tender on the K-27 is spacious so there’s lots of room to get creative. When I bought the engine used it didn’t have a speaker installed, and I wanted to put in a Visaton 3 inch, but the board sits just a little too low… while I’m at it let’s put a speaker baffle in there. Oh, and the bigger 4-hour lithium battery… this is getting be like everything and the kitchen
Back to the measuring, this could work if the board was 20mm higher and 15mm forward, and luckily there was room to spare in this tender.
To fit that larger battery I also needed to trim the weights a little. Calculating the weight of the bigger battery I also removed a few of the weights for both sides.
More of that measuring and fitting things up.
Next steps to mount the circuit board, attach the charging port and power switch inside the little box on the back of the tender, and start wiring up the RailPro module… The battery should be on the way in the mail, fingers crossed. Now back to measuring
More to come…