This installation is for a HO Scale Life Like Proto SD45.
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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.|
Life Like Proto 2000 SD45 shown with the shell on. To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear coupler screws and their housings.
With the couplers removed, squeeze the shell 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.
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 the original top of the frame.
Remove and discard the original 1.5 V bulbs. For this installation, it will be replaced with a LEDs inserted into the original housing.
With the frame milled, using double sided foam tape, mount the AS-MB2 NC to the frame and using hot melt glue, mount the KA4 to the front as shown.
With the 25mm X 14mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH4-C, mount this assembly using the same tape to the frame.
Solder the motor, track, LED and speaker 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 SD45 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
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