TCS MC2 Decoder Installation for TT-Scale Tilling BR89 form PIKO set. It was performed by Krzysztof Brocki – Poland

The BR89 or BR80 H0 scale. I don’t know exactly because it is a toy from PIKO starter set.  It was my first locomotive. This locomotive is  twenty years, is still produced, and very popular In Poland. Last time I decided converted it to DCC.


There is enough space for the MC2 TCS decoder.

The eight pin NAMRA socket was made from goldpin. The three pin socket will be used to light connection.


The coils from both sides were removed. The socket was glued to pace of CD cover.  The wires were solder as sown on the photo BR89_step4 gray and orange to the motor, red and black to the wheel.

Decoder was placed in front locomotive.


Four yellow and one red LEDs were used to build the lighting. There are two yellow LEDs place on the front locomotive and one red place on the back which are serial connected with 470 Ohm resistor as a front light, and two yellow LEDs place on the back which are serial connected with 1 kOhm resistor as a rear light.

It’s finish, The two LEDs were visible on the front of locomotive


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