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    Silverfox Models A Class

    I recently purchased one of the above, RTR, my only problem, how do I get the body off to install a dcc decoder? Can't see any obvious screws/retaining clips. Any feedback from someone who already has opened one up?

    Regards

    Mark

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    Hi Mark,
    They tend to be held on with glue. Run a scalpel or thin blade around the base of the chassis and you should be good!
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    Mark
    Check the bottom of the box that the model came in
    There should be a flyer from Silver Fox with some info on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BosKonay View Post
    Hi Mark,
    They tend to be held on with glue. Run a scalpel or thin blade around the base of the chassis and you should be good!
    +1

    Yes they use a soft setting glue that can be easily cut and pulled apart. It's like bostik.

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    Thanks guys,

    Will get the blade out and open it up.

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    +1

    Yes they use a soft setting glue that can be easily cut and pulled apart. It's like bostik.
    Right I managed to cut through the glue after a bit of bother, not so soft after several years in place though. Unfortunately I managed to nick a couple pf wires in the process, I'll fit a decoder and see if it runs, however what should I do about those wires? Will they be okay? Hope the photos are okay.

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    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Hi Mark

    Flowing in the footsteps of JHB I see! with the upside down photos

    The wires look like they are still making contact, check to see if many strands are broken, even better check it with a meter continuity test, if there is you'll need to solder and insulate them. If still intact stick a blob of tek7 or the like on them to insulate and reinforce them....

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    If its a Mac camera you use and you take a photo with the camera upside down Windows cannot rotate it automatically like a Mac, you have to do it manually

    Eoin
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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayec View Post
    Hi Mark

    Flowing in the footsteps of JHB I see! with the upside down photos



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    I have it sussed. I now take photos when I'm standing on my head and post them when I'm the right way up; or vice versa.
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    Ha cheers guys, rule number one of attaching photos, - don't do it without a tiniest bit of editing!!

    Eoin, yeah don't see any obvious strands broken, sealing up as you say sounds good.

    Thanks as always,

    Mark

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