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Offline artfull dodger  
#1 Posted : 11 January 2021 03:57:28(UTC)
artfull dodger

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Would doing the digital/motor upgrade to the LFCM motor in my old Minex steamer quiet it down some. I know it did in my 3060 F unit diesel in HO scale, but it has a diecast shell. The plastic shell on the Minex engine makes a nice sound chamber to amplify motor noise and its annoying. Runs great otherwise. Thanks in advance. Mike
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Offline mvd71  
#2 Posted : 11 January 2021 04:20:54(UTC)
mvd71

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Hi Mike,

Short answer is yes. The question is by how much? I did a conversion on my 1 gauge BR80 which has a plastic body, and it made a substantial difference. Hope that helps.

Regards,

Mike
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#3 Posted : 11 January 2021 04:41:12(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Mike (vd), do you still have your Minex trains for sale?

See https://www.marklin-user...freight-cars-and-M-track
Offline artfull dodger  
#4 Posted : 11 January 2021 06:14:05(UTC)
artfull dodger

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Thanks Mike, aquiring one of those early gauge 1 class 80's is on my list, but I want the green cab/tank version over the all black version.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#5 Posted : 11 January 2021 14:18:33(UTC)
kiwiAlan

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Originally Posted by: artfull dodger Go to Quoted Post
Would doing the digital/motor upgrade to the LFCM motor in my old Minex steamer quiet it down some. I know it did in my 3060 F unit diesel in HO scale, but it has a diecast shell. The plastic shell on the Minex engine makes a nice sound chamber to amplify motor noise and its annoying. Runs great otherwise. Thanks in advance. Mike


I would suggest that an easy (and cheap) method of quietening it would be to make the shell less resonant by sticking those double sided sticky pads used for attaching things to walls on the inside of the shell. Just don't remove the cover paper on the second side. I'm thinking of recent threads here where people were dealing with Br06 streamlined locos that seemed to have noisy body shells.

You won't need to cover the inside of the shell, just some pads in places where the shell is thin or has large areas of reduced thickness should make a difference.

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