This installation is for a HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 PA Locomotive using a TCS WOW121-Diesel Decoder, B-MB4 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive™
and UNIV-SH1-C WOWSpeaker kit.
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HO-Scale Life Like Proto 2000 PA Locomotive shown prior to installation.
To start off this install, we must first remove the front and rear coupler screws 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 and ladders as you lift off the shell so they don't break.
Shown with the shell off. Remove the two screws highlighted above in red and remove the original lighting board and all the wiring connected to it.
Carefully disconnect the front headlight assembly and remove and discard the original 1.5 V bulb. For this installation, it will be replaced with a LED
inserted into the original housing.
With the original lighting board removed, Tap and drill new screw mounting holes to align with the mounting hole locations on the B-MB4 motherboard.
Using small nylon spacers, mount the B-MB4 to the frame as shown above. Next, with the 35mm X 16mm WOWsound speaker inserted into the UNIV-SH1-C
enclosure, using double sided foam tape, mount this assembly into the existing hole facing up.
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 PA Locomotive is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
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