Kato EMD SD70MAC

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This is installation of the K1D4 for N Scale Kato EMD SD70MAC performed by J.M.

First remove the shell.
First remove the shell.


Next remove the lighting board.
Next remove the lighting board.


Now place a bit of kapton tape around the frame above the motor to avoid an accidental short.
Now place a bit of kapton tape around the frame above the motor to avoid an accidental short.


Now slide the decoder back in the way that you removed the lighting board.

Finally place the shell back on and run your locomotive.
Now slide the decoder back in the way that you removed the lighting board. Finally place the shell back on and run your locomotive.



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

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