The installation is for HO Scale Bachmann class "B" two truck Climax locomotive. It uses TCS MC2P-VO digital decoder and was performed by J.F.


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

http://www.techni-tool.com

 

The upper picture represents the locomotive prior to the decoder installation. The TCS MC2P-VO will be fitted into the locomotive's tender.

 

Here is a picture of the original board with DCC ready plug.

 

Remove the DCC plug that came originally installed with the tender.

 

Place our TCS MC2P-VO into the DCC socket exactly as shown above.

There is no need for capacitor removal in this engine as it will not affect its speed performance.

The yellow capacitors that can be seen in the tender are part of the light circuit and should be left uncut!


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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