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TCS 1903 WOW Kit WSK-BAC-4 with WOW121-Steam DCC Sound Decoder for Bachmann Models

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879508006834
MPN:
1903
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  • TCS 1903 WOW Kit WSK-BAC-4 with WOW121-Steam DCC Sound Decoder for Bachmann Models
  • TCS 1903 WOW Kit WSK-BAC-4 with WOW121-Steam DCC Sound Decoder for Bachmann Models
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Description

 

TCS 1903 WOW Kit WSK-BAC-4 with WOW121-Steam DCC Sound Decoder for Bachmann Models


Each WOWKit has been engineered for a perfect fit in your locomotive. Even if you are new to DCC or DCC installations, you can achieve Easy, Clean, Professional results using WOWKits. WOWKits make sound installation as simple and all-inclusive as possible. A list of compatible locomotives for this WOWKit can be found in the "Compatibility" tab.

The TCS website features step-by-step installation pictures and instructions for each WOWKit. Visit the installation pages and search by locomotive.

This kit fits the following locomotives:

Bachmann:

  • Spectrum Richmond 4-4-0

More locomotives being added to this list as they are confirmed. 

Included in this WOWKit:

  • 1x WOW121-Steam Decoder
  • 1x B-MB4 WOWMotherboard
  • 1x 28mm WOWSpeaker
  • 1x UNIV-SH1-C WOWSpeaker Housing

WOWKits provide everything needed for a complete sound installation.

 

 
 
TCS WOWSound DCC Sound Decoder - WOW121-Steam


The WOW121 is a universal sound decoder for locomotives with DCC-ready 21-pin MTC connectors, and can also be used with any of TCS' motherboards. The WOW121 requires a motherboard to interface with the locomotive. The motherboard will determine the support for the number of lighting functions as well as the type supported (LED or 12V/1.5V bulbs). A WOW121 decoder will support up to 8 lighting functions.

Note: Function 5 and 6 are not programmable, and will only output constant bright lights. Take this into account when wiring multiple lighting functions.

For a complete list of available sounds, check out the "Sounds List" under the "Documents" tab.

  • CD-Quality Sound: TCS' world-renowned CD-quality sound. 16 Bits of resolution at 44.1kHz sample rate.
  • Back EMF Load Compensation: Provides superior slow speed control and high performance under load.
  • Quiet Drive: Super-quiet motor control for "buzz" free motor performance.
  • DC Mode: Decoder will automatically detect DC power. You can also configure how your lighting effects function on DC.
  • Variable Momentum: Allows you to make custom acceleration and deceleration curves.
  • Incandescent Bulb Support: This decoder can be used with 12 Volt bulbs.
  • Function Remapping: Buttons 0 through 12 may be used to control the lighting functions of this decoder.
  • Programmable Lighting Effects: Choose from 20 separate user-programmable lighting effects!
  • Dimmable Brightness: Configure multiple different brightness levels for your LED's or incandescent bulbs.
  • Decoder Lock: Feature which prevents accidental/unwanted programming while activated.
  • Airwire™ Compatible: Fully compatible with Airwire™ operation.
  • CAM: Use a positive voltage trigger to synchronize your chuff rate to your drivers' rotation.
  • Audio Assist®: TCS exclusive auditory feedback programming system. Program your decoder without the need to memorize CV's!
  • User-Loadable Speed Tables: Configure custom speed curves and set speed limits.
  • Throttle Modes: Choose from multiple throttle modes to meet your operating needs.
  • True Scale Sound: A unique WOWSound feature which uses TCS’ exclusive auto-adjusting BEMF technology to automatically change the intensity of the chuff. Prototype Mode also offers dynamic sound volumes which accurately model the real-life equivalent. Also includes pre-programmed acceleration and deceleration values.
  • Rotate Horn/Whistle/Bell Use a single button to rotate through all of the available Horns, Bells, and Whistles on the decoder and select your favorites!
  • Chuffinity By combining a massive library of chuff sounds with a state of the art algorithm, Chuffinity produces a beautiful chorus of chuff sounds without ever producing a looping or predictable pattern. Beautiful, clear, and complex chuffs that never repeat will take you trackside to the days of steam glory!

Specs

  • Interface Type: Direct-Plug (21-Pin MTC)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.28” x .69” x .22” or 32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm
  • Scale: HO Scale
  • Continuous/Peak: 1.3/2.0 Amp
  • Total Functions: 8
  • Function Rating: 100 mA
  • 12V Outputs 8

Speaker Selection

  • This decoder is optimized for 8 Ω speakers (not included).
  • This decoder uses and audio amplifier capable of supplying up to 2 Watts of power to an 8 Ohm load at maximum volume. An 8 Ohm speaker with a 1 Watt minimum power rating is recommended for use with this decoder as it comes out of the packageIf you are using an 8 Ohm speaker with a power rating of 2 Watts or less, you must reduce your master volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress.
  • The amplifier(s) on a WOWSound product can support speakers with impedance ratings as low as 4 Ohms. A reduction in impedance will require a higher power dissipation rating (more Watts) on said speaker. The minimum power requirement for a 4 Ohm speaker is 4 WattsIf you are using a 4 Ohm speaker with a power rating of 4 Watts or less, you must reduce your master volume to prevent speaker failure or amplifier stress.
  • Speaker enclosures greatly increase speaker performance in most cases - improving the apparent volume by more efficiently directing the flow of air and reducing or eliminating destructive interference.

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 1.28" x .69" x .22" (32.5mm x 17.5mm x 5.6mm)
  • Connection: Integral 21-MTC connector
  • Motor Rating: 1.0 Amp Continuous, 2.0 Amp Peak
  • Functions: (6) 100mA outputs (400mA Total)
  • BEMF: Yes
  • Protocol: NMRA DCC Compliant
  • Additional Features:

 

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Additional Resources

MANUFACTURERS WEBSITE:
SOUND CONFIGURATION & SOUND FILE RESOURCES:
FIRMWARE & SOFTWARE RESOURCES:
PRODUCT MANUALS & TECHNICAL DOCUMENT RESOURCES:
MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY & REPAIRS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - DCC TIPS:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (1):
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (2):
NA
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Additional Information

PRODUCT CLASS :
HO Scale - Board Replacement
DECODER TYPE:
Motor + Sound + Function + Adapter Board + Keep Alive Device
DECODER INTERFACE (PRIMARY):
Drop-In - Solder Pads
DECODER INTERFACE (SECONDARY):
NEM660 - 21MTC
SIZE-INCH (L x W x H):
1.92 x 1.05 x 0.48 in
SIZE-METRIC (L x W x H):
48.7 x 26.7 x 12.2 mm
MOTOR CURRENT (CONTINUOUS):
1.3A
MOTOR CURRENT (PEAK):
2A
FUNCTION CURRENT (MAX):
100mA each
NORMAL OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
8
LOGIC-LEVEL FUNCTIONS:
0
SERVO OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
0
FUNCTION INPUTS:
1
KEEP-ALIVE INTERFACE:
Integrated KA3 on Adapter Board
KA INPUT VOLTAGE (MAX):
16V
KA TOTAL CAPACITANCE:
1.28F
SPEAKER INTERFACE:
Hardwire - Solder Pad
SOUND CHANNELS:
7
SOUND PROCESSOR:
16-bit
SAMPLE RATE:
44.1 kHz
SOUND MEMORY:
Preloaded
AMP POWER (MAX):
2W
AMP IMPEDANCE:
8 Ohms
CV PROGRAMMING:
Service Mode + P.O.M.
FIRMWARE UPDATE:
Yes - Factory Only
SOUND FILE UPDATE:
Optional CV Configurations by Model
PROTOCOL:
NMRA DCC
BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION:
RailCom
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
Complete install kit
NOTES (1):
NA
NOTES (2):
NA
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