This installation of TCS FL2 Decoder is for HO Scale Tyco 521 streamlined lighted passenger coach and was performed by Thomas Gosser, Big Lake, Alaska
The Tyco lighted Combine, Coach and Observation cars are similar to each other so this procedure will cover all three (3) cars. The factory lighting isnt very bright or evenly distributed. You may want
to consider upgrading to LEDs and adding a third light source located toward the center of the car. That way all windows will be equally illuminated.
Locate the screw on the one end of the carbody and remove it.
Using a small standard screwdriver pry the metal chassis away from the carbody as shown.
On the opposite end of the car are located two (2) mounting tabs. The metal chassis pulls out of this end as you rotate it away from the carbody.
Next you will locate the three (3) wires that are connected together. Pull the cap and untie the wire.
Cut the short left rail pickup wire in the middle and strip the ends.
Solder together all wires to the harness as shown. The Black and Red wires to the rail pickups. Blue wire to chassis. Green and Purple wires to each light bulb. This will give you separate control over
each light source.
Plug the FL2 into the harness and mount to the chassis with some double sided foam tape. Use kapton tape to hold down the wiring. Test installation. Reverse carbody shell removal steps to put it all