Bachmann GE Dash 8-40C

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


The installation is for HO Scale Bachmann GE Dash 8-40C. This installation uses the TCS T1P-UK digital decoder and was performed by a TCS Customer.

NOTE: DO NOT CUT THE CAPACITORS ON THIS INSTALLATION!

Shown with shell on, prior to installation.
Shown with shell on, prior to installation.


Remove the "dummy" plug from the 8-pin socket.
Remove the "dummy" plug from the 8-pin socket.


The capacitors are on the lighting circuit not the motor circuit, so they should not be cut.
The capacitors are on the lighting circuit not the motor circuit, so they should not be cut.


Install the T1P-UK decoder so the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket.
Install the T1P-UK decoder so 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. 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