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With milling of the frame, they have been able to utilize a AS-MB2 NC, KA4 Keep Alive® and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSound kit.
|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 GP30 shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear coupler screws highlighted above and their housings.
With the couplers removed, while gently pulling outwards at each end and along each side of the frame, 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 GP30 shown with the shell off. Remove the two screws located on the front left and rear right of the original lighting board as highlighted above in red.
Remove wires from the original lighting board and remove it from the chassis.
To allow a space for the motherboard and speaker, the frame must also be milled square above the original brush bracket as highlighted above to keep all the
components below the original top of the frame.
Trim the front track pick up post as shown above in blue to allow space for the KA4 Keep Alive® installation. With this trimmed,
resolder one side of the track connection wire to it. Remove and discard the original 1.5 V bulbs. For this installation, they will be replaced with a LEDs
inserted into the original housing.
With the original lighting board removed and above steps completed, trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
To recreate the second side of the track pickup, tap a small hole and insert this connection at the rear of the frame as shown above.
Insert the new LEDs into the original locations, securing them with a small dab of hot melt glue and solder the wire leads to the motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
Next, using hot melt glue or double sided foam tape, secure the KA4 Keep Alive® to the front of the frame as shown. Then using double sided foam tape, with
the 35mm X 16mm WOWsound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH1-C enclosure, mount this assembly to the frame in front of the screw. Lay the wires leading
forward into the milled frame channel to secure them underneath the motherboard.
Attach the AS-MB2 NC to the frame with double sided foam tape and solder the motor, track pickup, KA4 and speaker wires 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.
You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder.
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire