This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 2-8-8-2 S1 using a TCS WOW101 Diesel Decoder, KA3 Keep Alive®
and 30mm WOWSpeaker kit.
HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 2-8-8-2 S1 shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the coal tender shell. On the two rear corners is a small rectangular hole highlighted in red above.
Very carefully insert a small flat blade into the hole, prying outwards and gently lift the shell from the frame. Take care with the shell and ladders, etc...
as you lift off the shell so they don't break.
The Life Like Proto 2000 2-8-8-2 S1 tender shown with the shell off.
Using double sided foam tape, attach the WOW 101 Steam decoder to the top of the lighting board along with the KA3 Keep Alive®. Plug the KA3 into the WOW101, keeping the blue and black/white power and purple speaker wires on the KA3 plug, but clip off the pink, brown and tan wire as these will not be used in this installation. .
Solder the speaker wires coming from the KA3 to the 30mm WOWSound speaker. With a very small amount of hot melt glue, secure the 30mm WOWSound speaker into the UNIV-SH2-C enclosure and then mount this assembly to the frame edges as shown above with two small tabs of double sided foam tape.
Now you can close up the tender. Put a gentle loop into the wires and be sure to be mindful of wire routing and reassembly of the shell as to not damage
or foul the installation. Your Life Like Proto 2000 2-8-8-2 S1 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
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