Atlas Silver GP40 Low Nose

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:

DP5



This installation of TCS DP5 Decoder is for HO Scale Atlas Silver GP-40 Low Nose and was performed by A.G.





The three upper pictures show the beautiful Atlas Silver GP-40 Low Nose with its shell on prior to the TCS DP5 or DP2X Decoder installation.
The three upper pictures show the beautiful Atlas Silver GP-40 Low Nose with its shell on prior to the TCS DP5 or DP2X Decoder installation.


Grasp the shell part as shown above and pull it straight up.
Grasp the shell part as shown above and pull it straight up.


Plug the DP5 or DP2X into the DCC socket so that the decoder's pin #1 (see the manual that comes with the decoder for more info) is lined up with " first pin indicator" of the board.
Plug the DP5 or DP2X into the DCC socket so that the decoder's pin #1 (see the manual that comes with the decoder for more info) is lined up with " first pin indicator" of the board.



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