Walthers E9A

HO Scale

WOWKit used in this installation

Kit Coming Soon

Which includes the following items:

A motherboard is currently under development for this locomotive to enable the installation of a WOW121 diesel decoder with Keep Alive® technology.

The above photo shows the beautiful Walthers E9A with its shell on.
The above photo shows the beautiful Walthers E9A with its shell on.
Walthers E9A with the shell off.
Walthers E9A with the shell off.

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 than a 1/32 of an inch. When the wire gets tinned with solder, the insulation will shrink back more. Try to not expose any more wire than 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