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Hi Keath

I hard wire just about every loco I have. Last Tuesday I was being lazy, took the body of my Britannia to fit a loksound. Could hardly get it to move under 30 speed steps. Tried a TCS no problem wheels moved on 1st speed step. The problem was I had not removed the suppression cap. Removed it no problems at all. If I had taken the 10 minutes to hardwire in the first place I could have saved myself all that testing and worry "have I stuffed a loksound?"

I feel better hard wiring and rarely use any plugs except for testing. They take up space, another contact point that can fail, you can put it in backwards by mistake and who is to say it was wired correctly from the factory in the first place?

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