Broadway Limited Blue Line SD40-2

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation documentation is for the HO-Scale Broadway Limited Blue Line SD40-2. This installation uses the M1P-1" decoder, and was performed by a TCS customer.

There are several good options for installing a TCS decoder in this Blue Line SD40-2 locomotive. The DP2X is the most simple and straight forward, it plugs directly into the 8 pin NMRA socket supplied with the locomotive. The TCS extension plug must be used with the DP2X decoder for this installation. The extension plug is sold separately from the decoder. The T1P-SH, the MC2P-SH, or M1P-SH will also work just fine. 

Plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.
There are several good options for installing a TCS decoder in this Blue Line SD40-2 locomotive. The DP2X is the most simple and straight forward, it plugs directly into the 8 pin NMRA socket supplied with the locomotive. The TCS extension plug must be used with the DP2X decoder for this installation. The extension plug is sold separately from the decoder. The T1P-SH, the MC2P-SH, or M1P-SH will also work just fine. Plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.



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