ER Models Baldwin RF16 Sharknose A/B Set

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation is for an N Scale ER Models Baldwin RF16 Sharknose A/B Set using a TCS IMFTA4 and IMFTB4 decoder and was performed by Daniel Thomson.

Decoder install documented by TCS.

Note: This installation utilizes decoders for Intermountain F units with minor mods to the motor contacts and LED lead length.

Above is a picture of the units completely assembled.
Above is a picture of the units completely assembled.


Left side view of the A unit.
Left side view of the A unit.


Right side view of the A unit.
Right side view of the A unit.


Left side view of the B unit.
Left side view of the B unit.


Right side view of the B unit.

You have now installed a TCS IMFTA4 and IMFTB4 decoder into your N-Scale ER Models Baldwin RF16 Sharknose A/B Set.
Right side view of the B unit. You have now installed a TCS IMFTA4 and IMFTB4 decoder into your N-Scale ER Models Baldwin RF16 Sharknose A/B Set.



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