This installation is for a HO Scale Life Like Proto 2000 BL2 using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, A2-MB2 NC Motherboard, KA4 Keep Alive®
and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSpeaker kit.
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|These items are available in the WDK-KAT-3 which was used for this installation.|
|AS-MB2-NC Motherboard||WOW121-Diesel Decoder||UNIV-SH1-C Speaker Kit||KA4 Keep-Alive™|
|Click here for more information on the WDK-KAT-3 and the rest of the WOWDiesel Kits line.|
HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 BL2 shown prior to installation.
The Life Like Proto 2000 shown with out the shell.
To remove the original lighting board, remove two screws located in the front left and rear right corner as highlight above in red, then also remove the black plastic
platform located underneath it by removing the the two screws on either side towards the rear as highlighted in blue. Save these later screws for reinstallation of
Shown with the lighting board and platform removed. Trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
Remove and discard the original 1.5 V bulbs. For this installation, it will be replaced with a LEDs inserted into the original housing.
Locate the metal tab on top of the engine and solder a connection point to the front of it as highlighted above in red, then solder on a wire lead.
This will become one side of the motor lead.
Reinstall the plastic platform piece with the screws you saved and using double sided foam tape, mount the AS-MB2 NC to it.
Make sure it is positioned front to rear in a way to allow room for the speaker installation behind it.
Using the same tape, mount the KA4 keep Alive® to the frame in front of the AS-MB2 NC and solder the wire leads according to the included wiring diagram.
Likewise, with the 35mm X 16mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH1-C enclosure, mount this assembly to the frame and solder the wire leads
to the motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
NOTE: In this installation, the open fans on the roof have loose fan blades. In order to prevent vibration which could compromise the sound quality,
we recommend that you add a small drop of model glue to the junction of the fan blades and spindle to prevent this movement.
With these three components installed, mount the LEDs in the original bulbs locations. Solder these new leads to the AS-MB2 NC according to the included
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 Life Like Proto 2000 BL2 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire