Not responsible for changes in manufacturer specifications. I wired the upper light to the green wire, which i believe would be f1, the upper light does not come on at all let alone have any type of effect. We strongly recommend that you mark the decoder andor harness so that you will remember that you have modified it. These are easy to replace and will solve a split drive gear problemreplacement driver assembly each item is 4 drive axles. Lifelike proto 2000 ho e6a and gp9 diesels include dcc and sound. One of them started running erratically and acted like it was going over a stray piece of ballast. I hope this helps anyone contemplating dcc installation in the proto 2000 sd9. Read all documentation that comes with the locomotive and the decoder. Lifelike includes a 20page soundinstruction manual with each locomotive, detailing operation of the qsi quantum system on both dcc and analog dc. Life like proto 2000 e8 rebuild dcc and loksound youtube. The loco runs great, the lower light works fine off of the f0 button. Proto soundequipped locomotives include all of the amazing features found in aftermarket tsunami decoders, including the ability to set up manual notching, a built in 7 band equalizer, built in reverb, all 15 hyperlight lighting effects, and advanced motor control.
This installation note assumes you have read the sections on wiring specific locomotives, using minature lamps and sound. I have recently purchased approximately 20 lifelike proto 2000 series locamotives that are the blue box version. Im a little new to cvs and after looking at the manual could not. Mrc 0001922 ho dropin sound decoder for proto 2000 emd e8. How to install dcc and leds into a proto 2000 locomotive. Lifelike proto 2000 ho e6a and gp9 diesels include dcc and. There are many decoders that will work in this model. Stanley proto tools, industrial hand tools grainger. Great deals on lifelike products ho scale model railroad locomotive. Solder the blue wire the common wire for lights see decoder manual for more details that comes from the harness to the other wire of the 1. So, my guess is that the older nonsound locos have enough room under the shell to make the conversion to tsunami sound.
Walthers ho scale union pacific emd e8 diesel locomotives. High to low most popular title manufacturer newest oldest availability 30 per page 60 per page 120 per page 180 per page 300 per page page of 1. I bought a proto 2000 series s1 loco at a recent gats. To view the instruction manual for a walthers product, simply go to that products page and then click on the link. Quantum dcc reference manual 2142 15 december 2003 table of contents. If such is the case, use your dt300 manual to find out how to read the address of a decoder, or, alternately, simply reprogram it to whatever. The plastic box at the back of the unit is where the capacitors are located. Proto 2000 cracked gears repair and tuneup dbrx drunk bee model. This installation is for a hoscale life like proto 2000 e89 locomotive using a tcs wow121diesel decoder, bmb4 motherboard with built in keep alive. One of my customers wanted a two function decoder installed in a proto 2000 gp9.
Apologies for poor sound quality, caused by ipad microphone. This is a three part tutorial on how to install and convert your analog proto 2000 locomotive to a dcc locomotive with led lights installed. Before installing the decoder in the locomotive, unsolder the yellow wire from pin 2 and resolder it to pin 3 empty pin on the decoder harness plug board. These locos are marked on the walthers web site as replacements for the older proto 2000 e8 9a locos without sound. I have a proto 2000 southern e8 9a with a mars light, what dcc decoder should i use.
The papers with the decoder are very simple, detailed manuals are available on the soundtraxx web site. Decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho e7 or similar. I know that the bl2 and the gps may have a cracked gear issue. Buy lifelike diesel locomotive ho gauge model railway locomotives and get the best deals at the lowest prices on ebay. I have quite a few p2k proto 2000 fouraxle engines on my layout. Ho scale walthers proto 2000 ri rock island x up e8s. A line hex driveshafts 12032 athearn ho 34128 high performance worm assembly. This is untested but comes with original box and looks to be in working order.
Great savings free delivery collection on many items. Lifelike information and diagrams literature page 46. However its age will be a factor in choosing a decoder as lifelike had different pcbs in these models at different times of their releases. Many old proto engines some listed below had a problem with the drive gear having a hairline crack that is hardly noticeable but causes the engine to jump or bind up the drive. I have two of the proto 2000 e8 9a locos that came factory equipped with qsi sound. Nmra dcc reference manual for qsi quantum equipped locomotives. Repairing a couple of common faults found on older proto 2000 diesels. Save up to 18% on proto 2000 locomotives sale bargains. Engine diagramspart numbers, bl2 proto 2000 1 bl2 proto 2000 2 bl2 proto 2000 3 bl2 proto 2000 4 bl2 proto 2000 5 bl2 proto 2000 6, gp7 ii. Proto 2000 life like s1 ho locomotive new york central 865. Where can i find instruction manual or template for my walthers product. Proto 2000 cracked gears repair and tuneup youtube. The proto 2000 bl2 is an ho scale model of the emd bl2 introduced by lifelike trains in 1989, the first in their series of higherquality proto 2000 products.
Walthersproto 920 walthersproto locomotives and rolling stock are the pinnacle of the walthers line and offer a combination of accuracy, roadspecific detail, innovative features, and superb operation that is unmatched in the hobby. This installation procedure is for the digitrax dh163dh123 decoder. Mrc 0001922 ho dropin sound decoder for proto 2000 emd e8, e9, alco pa, 2 rating select rating 1 star worst 2 stars 3 stars average 4 stars 5 stars best name. Reference manual will be described in sidebars or notes and in the appendix section, sounds available under dcc operation. Wiring for dcc decoder install into a proto 2000 ho e7. Alternatively, you can use a digitrax dn142 in this installation. You are bidding on a great and hard to find limited esition s1 locomotive. Unfollow proto 2000 e8 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed.
This article was last updated on april 18, 2012, 1. Find great deals on ebay for proto 2000 e9 and proto 2000 e8. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at. Remove the 8 pin dummy plug from lifelike proto 2000 light board. Lifelike products ho scale model railroad locomotive for. Wiring for dcc decoder installation into a proto 2000 ho. Lifelike information and diagrams literature page 46 hoseeker. Please note that instructions may not be available for some older products. Nmra dcc reference manual for qsi quantum equipped. This model was developed specifically to fit the athearn rtr trucks but will fit on many other products including the walthers ho scale heritage proto 2000 080 that was a beautiful model but plagued by poor electrical pickup. How to install dcc and leds into a proto 2000 locomotive part 1 hey guys. I finally get around to repairing the two proto 2000 blue box locomotives i had since march 2017.
Digitrax decoder installation for proto 2000 e8 e9 in ho scale. This is a proto 2000 nickel plate gp30, nkp 900, which i changed to frisco lettering, and added a few details. A 257page technical manual is available for free at with its accurate sounds and detailed carbody, the proto 2000 from. Installing a tsunami diesel digital sound decoder in a proto 2000 fb1. Every tool stanley proto manufactures represents unsurpassed innovation, production, and integrity. Our locomotives feature optional dcc decoders and sound as well as our renowned walthersproto drive with its. Proto 2000 ho scale model railroad locomotives for sale ebay. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. And, yes, it gives out a nice series of cathunks when it runs. If you are in possession of any ho train enginecar assembly diagrams, brochure, or catalog that are not listed within this site, please contact me about posting them here in this section. N scale structures lionel switch tracks berkshire proto o gauge model train layouts durango press 182 crane n scale norfolk southern locomotive tyco santa fe train set acf 2 bay depressed preiser fair rivarossi cab marklin z scale trains n scale passenger trains lionel madison american flyer platform union passenger vintage lionel marx. Developed according to strict ergonomic standards, proto tools offer special advantages such as unique designs to ensure faster, easier work for the professional craftsman. Home model railroading train controls dcc decoders ho decoders sort by.1600 351 1410 939 287 605 110 1550 214 491 240 1010 546 886 878 1126 1066 969 54 729 456 741 1262 123 1567 1516 205 166 218 432 353 758 884 639 1099