Athearn F59PHI DCC Ready

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:

T4X



 

This installation is for HO-Scale Athearn F59PHI DCC Ready uses TCS T4X Digital Decoder and was performed by A.G.

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


Front of the locomotive.
Front of the locomotive.


Rear of the locomotive.
Rear of the locomotive.


Remove rear coupler and gently lift the shell off of the locomotive chassis being careful not to break light wires.
Remove rear coupler and gently lift the shell off of the locomotive chassis being careful not to break light wires.


We are going to use our T4X decoder which means that 9PIN JST socket will be utilized.
We are going to use our T4X decoder which means that 9PIN JST socket will be utilized.


Remove the 9PIN JST "dummy" plug as shown in the picture above.
Remove the 9PIN JST "dummy" plug as shown in the picture above.


Insert the T4X into the 9PIN JST socket in exact way it is shown in the picture above. Reattach the coupler, shell and the locomotive is ready to run.
Insert the T4X into the 9PIN JST socket in exact way it is shown in the picture above. Reattach the coupler, shell and the locomotive is ready to run.



Important Soldering Tip

Please do not use any flux either liquid or paste on the mother board. Over time, the acidic properties of liquid or paste flux will begin eating away at the fiberglass PCB and will damage it. Use only Rosin-core solder or no-clean flux approved for electronics use.

TCS recommends the use of Kester "44" Sn63 Pb37, .015" diameter Rosin-core solder. Kester part number 24-6337-0007.

You can order this solder from the following retailers:
Digikey - PN:KE1110-ND
Techni-Tool - PN:488SO6775

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