This installation is for a N-Scale Kato FP7 using a TCS K0D8F by TCS.
N-Scale Kato FP7 shown prior to installation.
The Kato FP7 shown with the shell off and the two lighting assemblies removed and set aside for reinstallation later. Remove the small rectangular plug highlighted above in red and lift the original lighting board off of the frame. We will not be reusing these two components and they may be discarded.
With the lighting board removed, the two metal rails need to be electrically isolated. Do this by wrapping them with Kapton tape.
Here is a picture of TCS 1/4" Kapton tape that is used accross this installation. Kapton is not supplied with the decoder and needs to be purchased separately at your local TCS dealer or directly from us.
Shown with the rail properly wrapped.
Attach the K0D8F Decoder to the frame and solder the track pickup wires as shown highlighted in red below.
With the connection soldered.
Reinstall the lighting assemblies and you can close up the locomotive. Your Kato FP7 is now TCS DCC equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire