Heljan Class 58 digital sound installation guide

The range of speakers available to sound installers is far greater than ever before. MIKE WILD investigates the use of Smart Phone speakers in a Heljan Class 58 using a LokSound decoder.

Heljan Class 58 sound installation guide

Above: The Heljan Class 58 is a simple locomotive to upgrade to digital sound. 58038 leads a rake of Cavalex Models HAA merry-go-round wagons through West Coast Cement's level crossing.

The heavy freight Class 58s were introduced in the early 1980s as a follow up to BR’s first dedicated heavy freight diesel-electric design, the Class 56. The ‘58s’ were designed with ease of maintenance in mind with a narrow engine compartment and modular body sections which could be removed to facilitate repairs.


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