In my October 2017 DCC Corner column I showed how I installed a LokSound Select decoder and sugar cube speaker in a Kato NW2. Today I want to give you all a chance to see and hear the finished fortunately the new Streamlined Backshop dual speaker enclosure that fits inside a cab roof was not available so I used the standard version for the NW2. I’ll be using the dual speaker version of this enclosure in the April 2018 DCC Corner column to replace the original Lenz built decoder in an Atlas FM H16-44 locomotive.
I think you’re really going to love these new enclosures since they fit the curvature of a cab roof making them virtually invisible from the outside. I have used several of the 11×15 mm speakers in past installations so I am anxious to hear what a pair of them will sound like.
But let’s get back to the NW2. In this loco I had to cut out a chunk of the chassis to make a spot for the decoder. I ended up installing the 11×15 mm speaker in the cab and if you know where to look you can see part of it through the front window. However it is no more obtrusive than the black plastic light enclosure that fills half the cabs on my BLI SW7’s. OK, lets stream the video.