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NEW KA4 Keep-Alive™ Device

Same great performance as the KA3 Keep-Alive™ in a tiny cube form factor. Great for diesel installations that are tight on space, this little Keep-Alive™ fits nicely atop gear towers and slips right into many cabs.

See the KA4 installed in a Bowser DS 4-4-1000

Dimensions: .52” x .52” x .45” or
13.22mm x 13.22mm x 11.55mm

Check out the product listing here and pick one up for your next decoder installation!

 

Get A WOWKit Installed at the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium, MD!

On Saturday and Sunday, October 29th-30th, 2016 at the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium, MD, TCS will be showing you how to install a diesel WOWkit in your engine. We will have the required tools and everything needed. You bring the loco and we will bring the WOWkit! If you have one of the engines listed at the bottom of this notice, and are attending the Great Scale show in Timonium, you won't want to miss out on this chance for an installation.

Cost is $97 which includes the WOWkit with the WOW121 decoder, WOW mother board with built in Keep-Alive™, speaker, speaker enclosure, complete installation and test running of the the installation of your loco. Since time is limited sign up now. All time slots will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis so book your installation right away to take advantage of this special show clinic deal. We welcome everyone to sit with us on any of the installations to learn how easy and economical it is to install TCS WOWkits in your diesel loco and to hear and see how AWESOME WOWsound is!

Click here to sign-up for a WOWKit installation

These 63 locomotives are approved for this installation:
Athearn Locomotives:
Genesis Collection:   Ready-To-Roll Collection:
GE ES44AC GEVO WDK-ATH-1   GE AC4400CW WDK-ATH-5
EMD F2 / F3 / F7 WDK-ATH-3   GE AMD103/P40/P42 WDK-ATH-5
EMD F9 WDK-ATH-9   EMD CF7 WDK-ATH-5
EMD F45 / FP45 WDK-ATH-3   GE DASH 9-44CW WDK-ATH-5
EMD FP7 WDK-ATH-3   EMD F59PHI WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP38-2 WDK-ATH-2   EMD GP35 WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP40-2 WDK-ATH-2   EMD GP60M/B WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP50 WDK-ATH-2   EMD SD45 WDK-ATH-4
EMD SD45 / SD45-2 WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD45T-2 WDK-ATH-4
EMD SD60I / SD60M WDK-ATH-1   EMD SD50 WDK-ATH-5
EMD SD70 / SD70I WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD60 WDK-ATH-5
EMD SD70ACe WDK-ATH-1   EMD SD40-2 WDK-ATH-7
EMD SD70M / SD70M-2 WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD40T-2 WDK-ATH-7
EMD SD70MAC WDK-ATH-3      
EMD SD75M / SD75I WDK-ATH-3      
EMD SDP45 WDK-ATH-3      
EMD GP7 WDK-ATH-6      
EMD GP9 WDK-ATH-6      
Kato Locomotives:
EMD F40PH WDK-KAT-1
EMD GP35 WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD40 WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD40-2 Mid Prod. WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD70MAC WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD80MAC WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD90/43MAC WDK-KAT-1
GE AC4400CW WDK-KAT-1
GE C44-9W WDK-KAT-1
ALCO RS2 (Old Run) WDK-KAT-1
Atlas Locomotives:
ALCO RS-3 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RSD 4/5 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RS32/36 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO C424/5 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RS-11 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RSD12 WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RS-1 WDK-ATL-2
GE DASH 8-32B WDK-ATL-2
GE DASH 8-40BWH WDK-ATL-3
ALCO C420 WDK-ATL-3
GE U30B Ph. 2 WDK-ATL-3
GE U30C WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP39-2 Ph. 1 & 2 WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP38 WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP38-2 Late Ph. WDK-ATL-3
GE C30-7 WDK-ATL-3
GE U23B WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP7 WDK-ATL-3
Bowser Locomotives:
EMD SD40-2 WOW121-Diesel
Baldwin
DS-4-4-1000
WOW121-Diesel + KA4
ALCO C-636 WOW121-Diesel + KA4
NOTE: Locomotives highlighted in orange above have been recently added to our installation list.



Version 4 of WOWSteam NOW SHIPPING!

WOWSteam Version 4 introduces our New Calibrated Proto Chuff (Patent Pending) taking prototypical operation to a whole new level! Your locomotive will automatically chuff loudly when it is pulling a heavy load or going uphill and then coast downhill. Adjustable rod clank and snifter valve sounds add to the fun. Since no two model locomotives are the same, this Load Based chuff volume can easily be calibrated to your individual locomotive using our exclusive Audio Assist.
Like our WOWSound Diesel decoders, you can also manually adjust the chuff volume and intensity using
“Johnson Bar Up”[F11] or
“Johnson Bar Down”[F10]
at any time
with the press of a button.

We have added many new sounds including Narrow Gauge locomotives and all are amongst the finest sounds we have done to date. You are going to thoroughly enjoy these new sounds!



Improved Audio Assist now adjusts sounds and functions! No CV’s needed!
5 NEW Chuff Sets (Optional Articulation for all chuff sets) Total: 9 Chuff Sets
20+ NEW Whistles (including Buffalo Creek and Gauley #4) Total: 60 Whistles
22+ NEW Bells. Total: 40 Bells
• Rotate Whistles and bells with the press of a button. No CV’s needed!
• 9 Air Compressors including SP Cab Forward
• 5 New Rod Clank recordings
• Improved Braking and Braking Sounds
• Selectable Power Braking
• Switching and Mainline Momentum


All with Unmatched CD Quality Sound at TRUE 16 bit Resolution that nobody else can come close to!

Remember you “Rivet Counters”, Sound has rivets too and TCS counts them better than anyone!


12 Different WOWKits for Athearn, Atlas, and Kato HO-Scale Locomotives Each of these WOWKits contains everything you need to economically convert a locomotive to WOWSound DCC with built-in Keep-AliveTM. These WOWKits fit a wide range of locomotives so check the list below to see if your engines are included! Click any of the images below to get more information on these WOWKits.
1
Bowser WOWKit

1
Kato WOWKit

7
Athearn WOWKits


   

3
Atlas WOWKits


Known Locomotive Compatibility List

We have 60 popular locomotives covered with more being added weekly!
Kato Locomotives:
EMD F40PH WDK-KAT-1
EMD GP35 WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD40 WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD40-2 Mid Prod. WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD70MAC WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD80MAC WDK-KAT-1
EMD SD90/43MAC WDK-KAT-1
GE AC4400CW WDK-KAT-1
GE C44-9W WDK-KAT-1
ALCO RS2 (Old Run) WDK-KAT-1
Atlas Locomotives:

ALCO RS-3

WDK-ATL-1

ALCO RSD 4/5

WDK-ATL-1

ALCO RS32/36

WDK-ATL-1
ALCO C424/5 WDK-ATL-1

ALCO RS-11

WDK-ATL-1

ALCO RSD12

WDK-ATL-1
ALCO RS-1 WDK-ATL-2
GE DASH 8-32B WDK-ATL-2
GE DASH 8-40B\W\H WDK-ATL-3
ALCO C420 WDK-ATL-3
GE U30B Ph. 2 WDK-ATL-3
GE U30C WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP39-2 Ph. 1 & 2 WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP38 WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP38-2 Late Ph. WDK-ATL-3
GE C30-7 WDK-ATL-3
GE U23B WDK-ATL-3
EMD GP7 WDK-ATL-3
Athearn Locomotives:
Genesis Collection:   Ready-To-Roll Collection:
GE ES44AC GEVO WDK-ATH-1   GE AC4400CW WDK-ATH-5
EMD F2 / F3 / F7 WDK-ATH-3   GE AMD103/P40/P42 WDK-ATH-5
EMD F9 WDK-ATH-9   EMD CF7 WDK-ATH-5
EMD F45 / FP45 WDK-ATH-3   GE DASH 9-44CW WDK-ATH-5
EMD FP7 WDK-ATH-3   EMD F59PHI WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP38-2 WDK-ATH-2   EMD GP35 WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP40-2 WDK-ATH-2   EMD GP60M/B WDK-ATH-5
EMD GP50 WDK-ATH-2   EMD SD45 WDK-ATH-4
EMD SD45 / SD45-2 WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD45T-2 WDK-ATH-4
EMD SD60I / SD60M WDK-ATH-1   EMD SD50 WDK-ATH-5
EMD SD70 / SD70I WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD60 WDK-ATH-5
EMD SD70ACe WDK-ATH-1   EMD SD40-2 WDK-ATH-7
EMD SD70M / SD70M-2 WDK-ATH-3   EMD SD40T-2 WDK-ATH-7
EMD SD70MAC WDK-ATH-3      
EMD SD75M / SD75I WDK-ATH-3      
EMD SDP45 WDK-ATH-3      
EMD GP7 WDK-ATH-6      
EMD GP9 WDK-ATH-6      

Just Another Day at Pauldon- WOWSound on the Brandywine and Benedictine

Check out the video above to see another great, WOWSound powered, prototypical operation video on the beautiful Brandywine and Benedictine (made by our very own Norm Stenzel).

Come see TCS at one of the upcoming shows!

Train Show Location Booth Number Date
National Narrow Gauge Convention Augusta, ME   Thursday-Saturday September 8-10, 2016
Great Scale Model Train Show Timonium, MD

 

Saturday-Sunday October 29-30, 2016

Come see us at a WOW Clinic!
Clinic Location Date Notes

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