Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:

DP5



The installation is for HO-Scale Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood. It uses DP5 decoder and was performed by A.G.





The upper three pictures show beautiful Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood prior to the DP5 decoder installation.
The upper three pictures show beautiful Broadway Limited Paragon 2 EMD SD40-2 with High Hood prior to the DP5 decoder installation.


Remove the front part of the shell as shown in the picture above.
Remove the front part of the shell as shown in the picture above.


Remove the 8PIN NMRA Plug.
Remove the 8PIN NMRA Plug.


Here is a picture of the completed DP5 decoder installation. Make sure Pin #1 of the original light board lines up with Pin#1 of the DP5.
Here is a picture of the completed DP5 decoder installation. Make sure Pin #1 of the original light board lines up with Pin#1 of the DP5.



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