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 installation is for a HO-Scale MTH 4-8-2 L-3C Steam loco.
A motherboard is currently under research and development for this locomotive to enable the installation of a WOWSound decoder with KeepAlive technology.
There will be a need to employ a connector between engine and tender to allow the decoder placement in the tender..
MTH 4-8-2 L-3C Steam shown with the shell on.
MTH 4-8-2 L-3C Steam with the shell removed.
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