This installation of TCS M4 Decoder is for HO Scale Roco 4154 BR290 and was performed by Ric Bogart of Osborne Park W A, Australia.
Although this is a fairly large diesel there is very little room inside this model. I had intended to install a T1 decoder but it was about 2mm too long. A TCS M4 was used instead. An M1 decoder could be used as well.
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
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.
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