Looking to find specific help with the installation of a Digitrax
decoder in an Atlas switcher. I think I've looked over the available
help from the two most obvious sources: Tony's and Digitrax.
The specific application is to install a DZ143 mobile decoder in an
Atlas ALCO S2/S4 diesel switcher. The switcher is new and has a PCB
light board in place.
I cannot discern from the Digitrax instructions whether I should remove
the light board entirely, work around it, or solder some of the wire
leads directly to locations on the board. The instructions provided
would be fine, if I already knew how to do these installations.
So... are there any experts in this art who can give a beginner the
basics for this particular application or perhaps point me to a resource
that would get me over the hump?
Also: Any special tips or techniques for safely stripping insulation on
super-fine wires like those on these decoders? My stripping tool stops
being useful around 22 gauge wire.
My humble thanks to any who might take the time to help.
15 years ago