This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 GP60.
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With milling of the frame, they have been able to utilize a AS-MB2 NC, KA4 Keep Alive® and UNIV-SH4-C WOWSound kit.
|These items are available in the WDK-ATL-7 which was used for this installation.|
|AS-MB2-NC Motherboard||WOW121-Diesel Decoder||KA4 Keep-Alive™||UNIV-SH4-C WOWSpeaker Kit|
|Click here for more information on the WDK-ATL-7 and the rest of the WOWDiesel Kits line.|
HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 GP60 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.
Shown with the shell off.
Remove the screw highlighted above in red and remove the original lighting board and all the wiring connected to it. In this installation, we are replacing the original bulbs
with LED lighting so we removed the light bulbs as well. TCS motherboards include on board current limit resistors for LED use. There is no need to apply external resistors for LED use.
To allow a space for the motherboard and speaker, the frame must be milled square as highlighted above to keep all the installed components below the original top of the frame.
With the frame milled, trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
To make a solid new connection for the motor pick up, gently lift the original contact bar, being careful with the spring located below and solder a new connection point as shown
above to the left. As the right side track pick up in within the frame, we must drill and tap in a small screw post to it to make this connection. Above right you see the pre-soldered
connection assembly and below this pick up attached to the frame properly.
Using double sided foam tape, attach the AS-MB2 NC to the frame and solder the motor and track pickup wires according to the included wiring diagram.
Next, secure the new LEDs into the original locations using a small dab of hot melt glue and solder the wire leads for each to the AS-MB2 NC according to the included wiring diagram.
For this installation, we soldered the front (white wire) and rear (yellow wire) headlights to the forward and rear LED pads and the number board lights (green wire) to function pad #1.
Show with the LEDs in place and properly connected.
With the 25mm X 14mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNI-SH4-C enclosure, using the same double sided foam tape, mount this assembly to the frame as shown.
Solder the wire leads to the motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
Using a small amount of hot melt glue, mount the KA4 Keep Alive® to the front of the frame as shown above, also utilizing the double sided foam tape below the lighting mount. Solder these
leads to the AS-MB2 NC as instructed.
You can now plug in your WOW121 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 GP60 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire