TCS T1P-MH or MC2P-SH Decoder Installation for HO-Scale Intermountain FP7 Unit locomotive . It was performed by TCS customer.
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
There are two good options for this decoder installation, both are plug n play.
A T1P-MH with a medium harness or a MC2P-SH with a short harness.
T1 decoder with medium harness. Notice a piece of Kapton tape was used to hold
the decoder and wiring in place.
MC2 decoder with short harness.
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