ESU LokSound 58751 decoder

woodone May 20, 2023

  1. woodone

    woodone TrainBoard Member

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    This is a decoder for an Atlas legency type locomotive.
    My unit is an SD35.
    I am a bit concerned about the components that are on the decoder touching the frame 1/2’s where it is very narrow.
    Looks like the components might be touching the frame halves.
    Any one done an install into an Atlas using the 58551?
     
  2. bkloss

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    I started but that board does not fit tight in that frame and I hate the Atlas motor tab arrangement that makes contact with the bottom of the decoder board. I too am waiting to see if anybody else has installed these and what they have done to remedy some of the issues.
     
  3. woodone

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    Opps looks like my fat finger put in the wrong part number in my post should be a 58751.
    When the boards contact tabs do not fit tight into the slots of the frame I put a touch of solder on the tabs to make them thicker. Some Atlas units used a small clip that fits on the board to make it thicker therfore fitting the frames much tighter.
    I have some spare clips if you want them.
     
  4. woodone

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    Opps- forgot to tell about the motor leads— I solder a short jumper wire from the motor and solder it to the board on the top side.
     
  5. bkloss

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    Thanks for the info. I will have to try that.

    Brian
     

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