Kato SD70MAC

Scale:
HO Scale


WOWKit used in this installation

WDK-KAT-1

Which includes the following items:

Decoder
Motherboard
Speaker Kit


DXI Installation

This was performed by our friends from DCC Xpress installations. 
They offer high quality WOWSound installations for a flat rate complete with free return shipping! 
You can find them at: www.dxinstalls.com

This installation is for a HO-Scale Kato SD70MAC nose headlight using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, AK-MB1 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive® and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSpeaker kit by TCS.

HO-Scale Kato SD70MAC nose headlight shown prior to installation.
HO-Scale Kato SD70MAC nose headlight shown prior to installation.


We do not have a step by step installation process available, but here is the Kato SD70MAC nose headlight shown with the shell off with the installation complete.

Lastly, in order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, lace the wires into a bundle using lacing cord.
We do not have a step by step installation process available, but here is the Kato SD70MAC nose headlight shown with the shell off with the installation complete. Lastly, in order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, lace the wires into a bundle using lacing cord.



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

Lacing Cord

In order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, we recommend lacing the wires into a bundle using lacing cord. Lacing cord is a wax impregnated string used for wire bundling and making harnesses. There are many choices of lacing cord available from Digikey www.digikey.com
We use part number 802534B BK032-ND