This installation is for a HO-Scale Trainman NRE Genset II using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, AS-MB2 NC Motherboard,
KA4 Keep Alive™, Motor Mount Clip and WOWSpeaker by TCS.
|These items are available in the WDK-ATL-9 which was used for this installation.|
|AS-MB2 Motherboard||WOW121-Diesel Decoder||KA4 Keep-Alive™||30mm WOWSpeaker||Motherboard Motor Mount|
|Click here for more information on the WDK-ATL-9 and the rest of the WOWDiesel Kits line.|
HO-Scale Trainman NRE Genset II shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear coupler screws highlighted above in red and their housings.
With the couplers removed, while gently pulling outwards at each end and along each side of the frame, lift the shell off of the frame.
Take care to release the handrails as you lift off the shell so they don't break.
The Trainman NRE Genset II shown with the shell off. Remove the wires from the original lighting board and remove it from the chassis.
With the original lighting board removed, trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
Remove the rear speaker housing screw highlighted above in red and the housing with it. Save these two pieces for later reintstallation.
Using double sided foam tape, secure the motherboard motor mount on to the top of the motor.
This should be positioned so the new motherboard front edge will meet up with the rear edge of the front frame
to allow the right amount of space behind for the KA4.
Using the same tape, mount the AS-MB2 NC onto the motherboard motor mount, set against the front frame as shown above
with the small blue arrow. Solder the motor and track leads to the AS-MB2 NC according to the included wiring diagram.
Insert the 35mm x 16mm WOWSound speaker into the original speaker enclosure and secure it with a small dab of hot melt glue.
NOTE: You must be very careful to avoid getting glue on the speaker cone. Glue on the speaker will ultimately cause it to produce no sound and fail.
Reattach the speaker enclosure assembly to the frame using the original screw and solder the wire speaker leads to the AS-MB2 NC.
Using hot melt glue, secure the KA4 Keep ALive™ between the AS-MB2 NC and the rear speaker platform. This should be a secure
and snug fit. Be very carefull to minimize the glue spread and be sure to maintain clearance between the KA4 and the motor spindle.
Solder the front and rear ditch light LED wire leads to the AS-MB2 NC according to the including wiring diagram. In this installation, the front and rear
headlights were soldered to the LED pads on each end. The front ditch lights were soldered to pad #1 and the rear ditch lights to pad # 2.
You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder.
Now you can close up the locomotive and reinstall the coupler assemblies. Be sure to be mindful of wire routing and reassembly of the shell as to not damage
or foul the installation. Your Atlas Trainman NRE Genset II is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire