Broadway Limited Blue Line C&O T1 2-10-4

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation documentation is for the HO-Scale Broadway Limited Blue Line C&O T1 2-10-4. This installation uses the TCS T1P-SH decoder, and was performed by a TCS customer.

There are several good options for installing a TCS decoder in this Blue Line C&O T1 2-10-4 locomotive. The T1P-SH is the most simple and straight forward, it plugs directly into the 8 pin NMRA socket supplied with the locomotive. The MC2P-SH decoder with a short length harness, or the M1P-SH decoder with a short length harness will also work just fine. Unfortunately the DP2X does not fit  because one of the board mounted connectors fouls the area.
There are several good options for installing a TCS decoder in this Blue Line C&O T1 2-10-4 locomotive. The T1P-SH is the most simple and straight forward, it plugs directly into the 8 pin NMRA socket supplied with the locomotive. The MC2P-SH decoder with a short length harness, or the M1P-SH decoder with a short length harness will also work just fine. Unfortunately the DP2X does not fit because one of the board mounted connectors fouls the area.


Plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.
Plug in the decoder so that the Orange wire lines up with Pin #1 of the socket. Pin #1 will be designated with a "1" or a small arrow/chevron.



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