This installation of TCS T1P-SH Digital Decoder is for HO Scale Atlas Train Master and was performed by a 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
This photo shows T1P-SH decoder with short harness installed in Atlas Train
Master. The NMRA plug needs to installed as shown with the Red and orange
wires facing towards you when plugged in. Notice the harness wires are
folded back. Do not not bend wires at point they are soldered to NMRA
board. They will break off. Form bend of wires away from NMRA
board as shown in picture.
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