Installation is for a HO-Scale Proto 2000 GP9 II
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This features a TCS WOW121 Diesel decoder, AS-MB2 NC motherboard, KA4 with Keep Alive®, UNIV-SH1-C Enclosure and 35mm x 16mm WOWSound speaker
|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™|
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HO-Scale Proto 2000 GP9 II shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear coupler screws and their housings.
With the couplers removed, squeeze along each side 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.
Shown with the shell off.
In order for space for the KA4 Keep Alive® in the front, the motor track pick up post must be trimmed as shown by the red bar above left.
To allow a space for the motherboard and speaker, the frame must be milled square above the original brush bracket as highlighted above to keep all the
components below to original top of the frame.
The front track pick up trimmed and a new track connection soldered to it as shown above.
With the frame milled, we tapped a screw hole for a #2-56 nylon screw to mount the AS-MB2 NC to the frame. You could also use double sided foam tape
to mount this to the frame, being sure to allow routing for the wires. With the AS-MB2 NC in place, using hot melt glue mount the KA4 to the front as shown.
With the 35mm X 16mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH1-C, mount this assembly using the same tape to the frame and solder these leads to the
motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
You can now plug in the WOW121 Diesel 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 GP9 II is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
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