This installation is for a HO Scale Life Like Proto 2000 PB Locomotive using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, IB-MB1 NC Motherboard with built in Keep Alive™
and 28mm WOWSpeaker kit.
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HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 PB Locomotive shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear screws along either side of the frame bottom.
With these removed, while gently pulling outwards along each side of the shell, lift the shell off of the frame.
Take care to release the handrails and ladders as you lift off the shell so they don't break.
Shown with the shell off. As there is no motor or track pick ups in this unit, we need to create track pick ups to draw power for the decoder.
Remove the small plastic top cap holding the truck into the frame and then remove each truck through the bottom of the frame.
On either side of each truck, create a pick up connection at the tab highlighted above in red for the track pick up leads. Solder these leads to the right and left side of each truck.
In this installation, we gently filed the metal tab surface, removing the coating to reveal the copper surface, which would allow the solder to adhere.
With the leads in place, using snips, remove the mount tabs on the motor mount to create a flat surface to mount the IB-MB1 NCmotherboard.
Using hot melt glue or double sided foam tape, secure the motor mount to the center of the frame.
Using double sided foam tape, mount the IB-MB1 NC to the motor mount and frame as shown above. We offset it towards the rear to allow for space to
mount the speaker, but kept it forward enough to avoid the rear truck movement. Solder the new track leads to it according to the included wiring diagram.
Next, with the 28mm WOWsound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH2 -C enclosure, using double sided foam tape, mount this assembly onto the frame facing up.
Solder the wire leads to the IB-MB1 NC according to the included wiring diagram.
You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder.
Now you can close up the locomotive and reinstall the shell screws. 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 PB Locomotive is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
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