• Step by Step of my decoder install into two Kato RDC cars

    For those who do not follow my build thread, I wanted to just post a brief note here. I have documented step by step how to install a DN143K2 decoder into Kato Budd RDC cars.

    The topic is covered in four parts in my build thread:

    • Part 1: Parts, tools, and getting the shell and undercarriage off the car.
    • Part 2: Remainder of the disassembly
    • Part 3: Installing the decoder board and reattachment of seating panel
    • Part 4: Modification of the light clips and final reassembly


    Here is the link to part 1. The four parts are consecutive posts in my build thread.
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?38043-MEC-and-B-amp-M-Scenic-Railroad&p=478027#post478027

    I hope some of you find this useful.

    -Ed
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. emaleyiii's Avatar
      emaleyiii -
      Great thread. I did one of mt RDC's and was suprised, it is not that hard. Looking at the process beforehand I was a little concerned, but it is really no big deal. The disassembly was the issue, but it was not hard at all. If you have wanted to do this and were a little freaked out, go for it.

      Trey
    1. Kentuckian's Avatar
      Kentuckian -
      Quote Originally Posted by emaleyiii View Post
      Great thread. I did one of mt RDC's and was suprised, it is not that hard. Looking at the process beforehand I was a little concerned, but it is really no big deal. The disassembly was the issue, but it was not hard at all. If you have wanted to do this and were a little freaked out, go for it.

      Trey
      i was able to do mine, too. Not that big of a deal. Thanks for the directions.
    1. Tomahawk's Avatar
      Tomahawk -
      Did my RDC Monday at work taking about 2 hours during my breaks. Last night I finished up at home. May have to take it apart later to replace the Kapton tape with something else. The lights do not match up with the engine direction. Reprogram tonight.