Kato 4-6-2 Pacific Kitbash

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation is for a N Scale Kato 4-6-2 Pacific Kitbash using a TCS WOW101-Steam decoder and was performed by Daniel Thomson.

Decoder install documented by TCS.

Note: This installation features an engine that has been kitbashed from a few different manufacturers parts.

Main kitbashed parts include: shell from a MiniTrix K-4 Pacific, drive mechanism from a Kato C-57 4-8-2, and tender from a Life-Like 2-6-6-2.

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


Above picture shows the tender to locomotive harness for the motor and pick-ups.
Above picture shows the tender to locomotive harness for the motor and pick-ups.


The above picture shows the 15x25mm speaker and enclosure underneath the coal load.
The above picture shows the 15x25mm speaker and enclosure underneath the coal load.


The above picture shows the overall layout of the components with in the tender.

You have now installed a TCS WOW101-Steam decoder into your N-Scale Kato 4-6-2 Pacific Kitbash.
The above picture shows the overall layout of the components with in the tender. You have now installed a TCS WOW101-Steam decoder into your N-Scale Kato 4-6-2 Pacific Kitbash.



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