This installation of TCS DP5 Decoder is for HO Scale Atlas Silver GP-40 Low Nose and was performed by A.G.

Important Soldering Tip:
Please do not use any flux either liquid or paste on the mother board. It will damage it. Use only Rosin core solder approved for electronics use.
We recommend to use only Kester "44" rosin core, SN63PB37, .015" diameter, part number 24-6337-0007.
This can be ordered from Techni-Tool under Techni-Tool part number 488SO157

The three upper pictures show the beautiful Atlas Silver GP-40 Low Nose with its shell on prior to the TCS DP5 or DP2X Decoder installation.


Grasp the shell part as shown above and pull it straight up.


Plug the DP5 or DP2X into the DCC socket so that the decoder's pin #1 (see the manual that comes with the decoder for more info) is lined up with " first pin indicator" of the board.

Other solder tips: When stripping wire, only strip a tiny little bit of the insulation. Strip no more then a 1/64 of an inch. When the wire gets tinned with solder the insulation will shrink back more. Try to not expose any more wire then half the length of the solder pad at most. In no case should solder or exposed wire wire ever be outside the boundary of the the solder pad you are attaching a wire to.
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire

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