Stewart Baldwin AS-16

Scale:
HO Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation of TCS DP2X Decoder is for HO Scale Stewart Baldwin AS-16 and was performed by A.G.





Stewart Baldwin AS-16 with its shell on prior to the TCS DP2X decoder installation.
Stewart Baldwin AS-16 with its shell on prior to the TCS DP2X decoder installation.


The picture above illustrates the original light board after the shell removal.
The picture above illustrates the original light board after the shell removal.


Remove the 8 PIN Dummy plug that you can find underneath the Original Light board.
Remove the 8 PIN Dummy plug that you can find underneath the Original Light board.


Plug the TCS DP2X decoder right into the 8PIN NMRA socket so that the pin number one of the decoder is lined up with the Pin Number one of the socket.
Plug the TCS DP2X decoder right into the 8PIN NMRA socket so that the pin number one of the decoder is lined up with the Pin Number one 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