Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation is for N Scale Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC uses TCS EUN651 Decoder and was performed by A.G.





The three pictures above show the Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC with the shell on prior to TCS EUN651 decoder installation. This is very easy drop-in installation that can easily be done by the beginner.
The three pictures above show the Fox Valley Models GE ES44AC with the shell on prior to TCS EUN651 decoder installation. This is very easy drop-in installation that can easily be done by the beginner.


Here is a close-up picture of a locomotive's hood that needs to be removed prior to the decoder installation.
Here is a close-up picture of a locomotive's hood that needs to be removed prior to the decoder installation.


Remove the front cover as shown in the picture above.
Remove the front cover as shown in the picture above.


Using tweezers, carefully remove the "dummy plug" by sliding it off of the socket to the right.
Using tweezers, carefully remove the "dummy plug" by sliding it off of the socket to the right.


Here is a close up of the TCS EUN651 decoder that is oriented in exact way that should be inserted into the locomotive's socket. For more information see the EUN651 manual that came with the decoder.
Here is a close up of the TCS EUN651 decoder that is oriented in exact way that should be inserted into the locomotive's socket. For more information see the EUN651 manual that came with the decoder.


This is a picture of the fully installed EUN651 decoder.
This is a picture of the fully installed EUN651 decoder.



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