R2632 Patriot Class Decoder Installation
The following guide is to aid you in the installation of fitting a standard Hornby decode into the R2632 Patriot Class locomotive.
Step 1. Remove the tender then carefully remove the front bogie fixing screw so that the bogie can be removed and placed to one side. Locate and remove the main body fixing screw. Carefully remove the body by sliding the chassis forwards and gently pull away from the body.
Step 2. Remove the decoder from the protective packaging, taking care not to handle the PCB directly as this will cause irreparable damage due to static electricity. It is important to protect the decoder by wrapping the PCB with insulating tape. However, the R2632 Patriot Class locomotive is supplied with a piece of insulating sleeve which is designed to slip over the PCB and will protect the decoder.
Step 3. Using a small piece of insulting tape cover the bare end of the purple wire, however this wire maybe shortened if you require.
Step 4. Locate the decoder blanking plate situated between and above the front driving wheels. Carefully, lever off the blanking plate from it’s socket ensuring that you do not damage the surrounding components.
Step 5. With the blanking plate removed an 8 pin socket is now visible. Note the location of “Pin 1” indicated by the number “1” and an “Arrow” printed onto the socket.
Step 6. Carefully insert the decoder so that the pin connected to the orange wire is inserted into Pin 1. Make sure all pins are properly located before pressing home.
Step 7. You can now find a suitable location within the loco body to store the decoder. It must be secured within the body or chassis away from moving parts. The Patriot class locomotive has a small depression in front of the decoder socket which is designed to hold the decoder.
Step 8. Once the decoder is located, place the locomotive on the programming track and test to make sure that the installation has been successful. Remember that the decoder has a default number of “3” and it is recommended that you code the locomotive to the number you require and test again.
Step 9. Carefully replace the body onto the chassis taking care not to trap any wires during this procedure. Replace the body retaining screw followed by the front bogie and then connect the tender. Test once more to ensure that the installation was totally successful.