Bachmann Great Western Railway Pannier Tank

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


The installation is for HO Scale Bachmann Great Western Railway Pannier tank. It uses TCS MC2P-UK digital decoder and was performed by Robert Lewis, UK.

Picture of the Bachmann Great Western Railway Pannier Tank locomotive fully assembled prior to installation.
Picture of the Bachmann Great Western Railway Pannier Tank locomotive fully assembled prior to installation.


Remove the 2 screws from the positions marked with the red arrows, and lift the body clear of the chassis.
Remove the 2 screws from the positions marked with the red arrows, and lift the body clear of the chassis.


Remove the 8 pin blanking plug and fit the MC2 decoder. Note the orientation of pin 1 (Orange wire), which should be to the front right.  There is room inside one of the side tanks to tuck the decoder. Use a piece of double sided tape to secure it. Once installed, re-fit body and install the 2 screws.
Remove the 8 pin blanking plug and fit the MC2 decoder. Note the orientation of pin 1 (Orange wire), which should be to the front right. There is room inside one of the side tanks to tuck the decoder. Use a piece of double sided tape to secure it. Once installed, re-fit body and install the 2 screws.



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