Broadway Limited RSD-15

Scale:
HO Scale


WOWKit used in this installation

Kit Coming Soon

Which includes the following items:



DXI Installation

This was performed by our friends from DCC Xpress installations. 
They offer high quality WOWSound installations for a flat rate complete with free return shipping! 
You can find them at: www.dxinstalls.com

This installation is for a HO Scale Broadway Limited RSD-15 using a TCS WOW121 Diesel Decoder, IB-MB2 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive® and 28mm WOWSpeaker. This was performed by our friends from DCC Xpress installations. They offer high quality WOWSound installations for a flat rate complete with free return shipping! You can find them at: www.dxinstalls.com

HO-Scale Broadway Limited RSD-15 shown prior to installation.

To start this install, 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.
This installation is for a HO Scale Broadway Limited RSD-15 using a TCS WOW121 Diesel Decoder, IB-MB2 Motherboard with built in Keep Alive® and 28mm WOWSpeaker. This was performed by our friends from DCC Xpress installations. They offer high quality WOWSound installations for a flat rate complete with free return shipping! You can find them at: www.dxinstalls.com HO-Scale Broadway Limited RSD-15 shown prior to installation. To start this install, 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.


The Broadway Limited RSD-15 shown with the shell off. Unplug the wires from the original lighting board. Remove the four screws located on the top of the board, setting them aside for future use and remove the board from the chassis.
The Broadway Limited RSD-15 shown with the shell off. Unplug the wires from the original lighting board. Remove the four screws located on the top of the board, setting them aside for future use and remove the board from the chassis.


Shown with the lighting board removed. Using the saved screws, attach the IB-MB2 to the frame as shown in the photo below.
Shown with the lighting board removed. Using the saved screws, attach the IB-MB2 to the frame as shown in the photo below.


Shown with the IB-MB2 properly installed. Using the original wire connections, plug in the track and motor connections. Snip off the original lighting connectors as these will be spliced into the new lighting harness.
Shown with the IB-MB2 properly installed. Using the original wire connections, plug in the track and motor connections. Snip off the original lighting connectors as these will be spliced into the new lighting harness.


With the new lighting wire harness spliced with the motherboard wiring diagram as a guide, plug this new harness into the motherboard as shown. Using small lengths of TCS 3/32" and 3/64" shrink tubing, insulate these solder leads.
With the new lighting wire harness spliced with the motherboard wiring diagram as a guide, plug this new harness into the motherboard as shown. Using small lengths of TCS 3/32" and 3/64" shrink tubing, insulate these solder leads.


Insert the 28mm speaker into the left side (facing forward) of the frame from the inside facing outward. It will gently fit. Using hot melt glue add a few small dots from the back side of the speaker to hold it in place. Once it is set, seal the back edge of the speaker in the frame with the glue. Plug in the speaker connector to the motherboard. This photo is shown from the back of the speaker. 
NOTE: You must be very careful to avoid getting glue on the speaker cone. Glue on the speaker will ultimately cause it to produce no sound and fail.
Insert the 28mm speaker into the left side (facing forward) of the frame from the inside facing outward. It will gently fit. Using hot melt glue add a few small dots from the back side of the speaker to hold it in place. Once it is set, seal the back edge of the speaker in the frame with the glue. Plug in the speaker connector to the motherboard. This photo is shown from the back of the speaker. NOTE: You must be very careful to avoid getting glue on the speaker cone. Glue on the speaker will ultimately cause it to produce no sound and fail.


You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder.
Lastly, in order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, lace the wires into a bundle using lacing cord, which is a wax impregnated string 
used for wire bundling and making harnesses. There are many choices of lacing cord available from Digikey www.digikey.com. We use part number 802534B BK032-ND
Now you can close up the locomotive. Be sure to be mindful of wire routing and reassembly of the shell as to not damage 
or foul the installation. Your Broadway Limited RSD-15 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!
You can now plug in your WOW121 decoder. Lastly, in order to keep the wires neat and prevent possible shorts, lace the wires into a bundle using lacing cord, which is a wax impregnated string used for wire bundling and making harnesses. There are many choices of lacing cord available from Digikey www.digikey.com. We use part number 802534B BK032-ND Now you can close up the locomotive. Be sure to be mindful of wire routing and reassembly of the shell as to not damage or foul the installation. Your Broadway Limited RSD-15 is now WOWSound equipped and ready to roll!



Important Soldering Tip

Please do not use any flux either liquid or paste on the mother board. It will damage it. Use only Rosin core solder approved for electronics use. 
We recommend to use only Kester "44" rosin core, SN63PB37, .015" diameter, part number 24-6337-0007.
This can be ordered from Techni-Tool under Techni-Tool part number 488SO157
http://www.techni-tool.com

Other solder tips

When stripping wire, only strip a tiny little bit of the insulation. Strip no more then a 1/64 of an inch. When the wire gets tinned with solder, the insulation will shrink back more. Try to not expose any more wire then half the length of the solder pad at most. In no case should solder or exposed wire wire ever be outside the boundary of the the solder pad you are attaching a wire to.
Click here for important information on properly Stripping and Tinning wire