Stewart DS 4-4-1000

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


TCS recommends using the DP2X decoder for simple plug-and-play installation.

This installation documentation is for the HO Scale Stewart DS 4-4-1000. Th e original installation uses the TCS MC2P-VO decoder, and was performed by a TCS customer.

The picture above shows the locomotive prior to the decoder installation.
The picture above shows the locomotive prior to the decoder installation.


When installing the DP2X, plug in the decoder so that Pin #1 of the decoder lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron. If you use the M1P-1", plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket.
When installing the DP2X, plug in the decoder so that Pin #1 of the decoder lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron. If you use the M1P-1", plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket.



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