Kato EMD SD70MAC

Scale:
N Scale


This installation uses the following decoder:


This is installation of the K1D4 for N Scale Kato EMD SD70MAC performed by J.M.

First remove the shell.
First remove the shell.


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


Now place a bit of kapton tape around the frame above the motor to avoid an accidental short.
Now place a bit of kapton tape around the frame above the motor to avoid an accidental short.


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

Finally place the shell back on and run your locomotive.
Now slide the decoder back in the way that you removed the lighting board. 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