The installation is for HO-Scale Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood. It uses DP5 decoder and was performed by AG.


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 three pictures show beautiful Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood prior to the DP5 decoder installation.

 

Remove the front part of the shell as shown in the picture above.

 

Remove the 8PIN NMRA Plug.

 

Here is a picture of the completed DP5 decoder installation. Make sure Pin #1 of the original light board lines up with Pin#1 of the DP5.


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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