This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 SD9 using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, AK-MB1 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive®
and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSpeaker kit.
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|These items are available in the WDK-ATL-3 which was used for this installation.|
|AK-MB1 Motherboard with Keep Alive™||WOW121-Diesel Decoder||UNIV-SH1-C Speaker Kit|
|Click here for more information on the WDK-ATL-3 and the rest of the WOWDiesel Kits line.|
HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 SD9 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.
In this model there are also two screws highlighted above in red from the middle of the locomotive that need to be removed.
The Life Like Proto 2000 SD9 shown with the shell off.
Remove the screws from the original lighting boards as highlighted above in red along with the wires and remove it from the chassis. In this installation, we chose
to replace the original 1.5v lighting with LEDs.
With the original lighting board removed, trim, tin or lengthen the wires as necessary.
To provide a mounting platform for the motherboard install, using double sided foam tape, secure the motor mount to the top of the motor.
Attach the AK-MB1 to the frame and solder the motor and track pickup wires according to the included wiring diagram.
With the 35mm X 16mm WOWSound speaker inserted into the UNI-SH1-C enclosure, mount this assembly to the frame as shown and solder the wire leads
to the motherboard according to the included wiring diagram.
Place the LEDs in the original lighting locations securing them with a small dab of hot melt glue. Solder the wire leads to the AK-MB1 according to the included
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 SD9 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire