Athearn Genesis 4-8-2 Mountain MT4

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:

T1



This installation of TCS T1 Digital Decoder is for HO Scale Athearn Genesis 4-8-2 Mountain MT4 and was performed by A.G.

Shown with the shell on.
Shown with the shell on.


Front of the locomotive.
Front of the locomotive.


The locomotive's tender, where the decoder will be installed.
The locomotive's tender, where the decoder will be installed.


Remove the two phillips screws circled in red.
Remove the two phillips screws circled in red.


Here is a picture of the original light board . Here you can see the DCC plug.
Here is a picture of the original light board . Here you can see the DCC plug.


Remove the original "dummy" plug.
Remove the original "dummy" plug.


Connect the T1 decoder as shown above. The locomotive is ready to run!
Connect the T1 decoder as shown above. The locomotive is ready to run!



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