As this is my first foray into the servicing of sound equipped locos, I just need a pointer or two as to the correct method of removing the sound board from my newly aquired Genesis FP45.
I want to take the board out so I can put a spot of oil onto the motor bearings before commissioning the loco for heavy freight haulage. In the case of this model the motor and the board on it's top are housed in a channel in the frame which makes access to those bearings impossible
From the cab end
From the rear
It's also not possible to grip the board from the sides either, so my question is, will lifting from the ends risk snapping the board if the plug is tight or would it be advisable to prise it up with a piece of plastic from each side till it's loose?
An interesting thing I noticed is that there is provision to mount a second speaker (or maybe it's an alternative location) at the front and there appears to be enough clearance from other components to do so. A good idea to have an additional speaker?
The speaker sits into the round recesses in the frame sides and has small lugs on the enclosure that locate into the notches in the frame.