This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 FB1.

This was performed by our friends from DCC Xpress installations.
They offer high quality WOWSound installations for a flat rate complete with free return shipping!
You can find them at: www.dxinstalls.com

With milling of the frame, they have been able to utilize a B-MB1 with built in Keep Alive® and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSound kit.

Important Soldering Tip:
Please do not use any flux either liquid or paste on the mother board. It will damage it. Use only Rosin core solder approved for electronics use.
We recommend to use only Kester "44" rosin core, SN63PB37, .015" diameter, part number 24-6337-0007.
This can be ordered from Techni-Tool under Techni-Tool part number 488SO157

http://www.techni-tool.com

HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 FB1 shown prior to installation.

Life Like Proto 2000 FB1 shown with the shell off.

Remove the two screws highlighted above in red and the wiring connected to the original board and then remove the board. To allow a space for the Keep Alive®
components on the motherboard, the frame must be milled square as highlighted above.

With the frame milled, we tapped holes for 2 screws to fit the B-MB1 mounting holes and adding in a couple of nylon spacers, we secured the B-MB1 to the frame as shown above.

A side view of the installation. Solder the wire leads according to the included wiring diagram.
For this installation, as the speaker will be shell mounted, we opted to add a plug to ease the removal of the shell if needed.
WIth the 35mm X 16mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH1-C enclosure, using double sided foam tape,
securely mount this assembly to the roof of the shell as shown below.

You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder and connect the speaker.

Lastly, in order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, lace the wires into a bundle using lacing cord, which is a wax impregnated string 
used for wire bundling and making harnesses. There are many choices of lacing cord available from Digikey www.digikey.com
We use part number 802534B BK032-ND

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 FB1 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!


Other solder tips: When stripping wire, only strip a tiny little bit of the insulation. Strip no more then a 1/64 of an inch. When the wire gets tinned with solder the insulation will shrink back more. Try to not expose any more wire then half the length of the solder pad at most. In no case should solder or exposed wire wire ever be outside the boundary of the the solder pad you are attaching a wire to.
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire


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