This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 E7A using a TCS WOW121 Diesel Decoder, motor mount, AK-MB1 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive®
and 32mm WOWSpeaker by TCS.
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HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 E7A shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the shell. Gently grasp along each side of the shell and release it outwards and 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 Life Like Proto 2000 E7A shown with the shell off. Remove the four screws highlighted above in red on the original lighting board along with the wires
and remove it from the chassis.
With the original lighting board removed, trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
Using double sided foam tape, attach the motor mount to the frame, then using the same tape, attach the AK-MB1 to it and solder the motor and track pickup
wires the motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
Solder the front LEDs to the AK-MB1 according to the included wiring diagram and insulate these wire lead wire splices
using small lengths of TCS 3/32" shrink tubing.
Insert the 32mm WOWSound speaker into the opening and using a small amount of hot melt glue, secure it in place to the frame.
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.
You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder.
Now you can close up the locomotive and reinstall the shell. 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 E7A is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire