This installation is for Kato SD40 HO-scale and it uses TCS T1P-SH (or DP2X) decoder.
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
This new rendition of
the Kato SD40 has an onboard lighting decoder which covers regular headlight,
rear light and blinking ditch lights. When you install a decoder in this
locomotive it is used exclusively to control the motor.
This locomotive is a
great place to use the DP2X or T1P-SH (pictured below)
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