This installation of TCS M1 Decoder is for N Scale Micro Ace Keisei AE100 Skyliner Part 2 and was performed by Don Goodman-Wilson
Micro Ace A2896 'Keisei AE100-type "Skyliner" (late livery)'
This is the second part of the decoder install for the Micro Ace "Skyliner". In the first part, I showed how to convert the cab (end) cars to DCC; in this part, I show how to convert the motorized carriage.
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.
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