Athearn found lacking... again

You'd think Athearn would update their SD series instruction book, now that
the new fully-assembled units have shipped! Anyone out there who has removed
the shell yet? If so, how did you do it?
Has anyone installed a decoder in a new SD75M?
Frank Eva
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Frank, the new Athearn units will have four tabs in the fuel tank. You can either squeeze the long hood over the fuel tank, or use a small screwdriver to wedge the tabs back so you can lift the shell.
Unless it is held on by the couplers. (G)
-- From the computer of Frank A. Rosenbaum
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screwdriver
Thanks! Is it safe to assume that the procedure for upgrading to DCC is the same as it has been for a while, namely you have to replace the existing circuit board with a decoder?
Frank
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Frank Eva
-- From the computer of Frank A. Rosenbaum
Actually, Frank, I have never seen the inside of one, just the underside. If it has constant lighting then, yes, just replace the circuit board and light bulb or put a resistor in the circuit so you don't blow up the bulb.
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