Bruk, Pat aka Harmonyards has a more elegant way to mount the motor, simpler than the way I did it. As for the electronics when I did this Lionel required you send them old RCMCs to get a new one. They would sell you 1st generation Legacy which used a R4LC and I found an early BEMC (actually a 9 bit Cruise M) now NLA. The downside of the Legacy R4LC is it only puts out one 9 bit serial data packet and the newest Legacy lite Railsounds boards require two 9 bit packets to respond. I was hoping to use the RS board from the Vision J1e 5344, perfect since the CV was 5344, but no soap. Maybe someday I will replace the electronics. You will have an opportunity to learn from my mistakes and do it right.

Pete

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I learned a little about the RS-Lite boards from Jon Z. recently.  Turns out that the reason some of the commands don't work from the R4LC is really because the RS-Lite was made a little dumber and less "automatic"  Stuff like ringing the bell and other commands that "toggle" audio behavior now are sent as two separate and different commands.  This allows the RCMC to control what is happening without having to guess what the sound board is doing.  Makes perfect sense when it's explained.  There is one "brain", and the sound is now just a slave and does what it's commanded to do. 

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