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