Kato GG1

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This installation is for N Scale Kato GG1 uses TCS K1D4-NC Decoder and was performed by G.B.

First remove the shell.
First remove the shell.


Next remove the cover of the lighting board.
Next remove the cover of the lighting board.


Next remove the lighting board.
Next remove the lighting board.


Now remove the original motor clips from the lighting board.
Now remove the original motor clips from the lighting board.


This is the K1D4-NC which is designed for the GG1. Please note that it has surface mount LED's, and does not have motor clips.
This is the K1D4-NC which is designed for the GG1. Please note that it has surface mount LED's, and does not have motor clips.


Next attach the motor clips from the lighting board to the K1D4-NC as shown above.
Next attach the motor clips from the lighting board to the K1D4-NC as shown above.


Now slide the decoder back in the way that you removed the lighting board.
Now slide the decoder back in the way that you removed the lighting board.


Now reattach the lighting board cover.

Finally place the shell back on and run your locomotive.
Now reattach the lighting board cover. Finally place the shell back on and run your locomotive.



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