Fox Valley Models GE ES44G1

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation documentation is for the Fox Valley Models GE-ES44-G1 "The Way They Should Have Been" Heritage Series locomotives. This installation uses the EUN 651 decoder and was performed by S.K.

Locomotive prior to installation.
Locomotive prior to installation.


Remove the locomotive radiator hood by pulling up from one side until it loosens. The dummy plug is located underneath the rear board-mounted LED.
Remove the locomotive radiator hood by pulling up from one side until it loosens. The dummy plug is located underneath the rear board-mounted LED.


Using tweezers, carefully remove the 6-pin dummy plug by sliding it gently out of the pin socket.
Using tweezers, carefully remove the 6-pin dummy plug by sliding it gently out of the pin socket.


Close up of the TCS EUN651 decoder, oriented in the exact way it should be inserted into the locomotive's socket, this side up.
Close up of the TCS EUN651 decoder, oriented in the exact way it should be inserted into the locomotive's socket, this side up.


Align the pins and gently maneuver the decoder into the socket. Replace the hood and you're ready to roll!
Align the pins and gently maneuver the decoder into the socket. Replace the hood and you're ready to roll!



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