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I usually add pickups to the insulated side wheels using those neat Hornby wire pickups. I'll replace the chassis plate with a plate made PCB, if it has one, slit down the middle to seperate the conductive sides. I generally use a NWSL gearbox with Mashima motor as they are easy to get down here and you don't have to worry about insulating the brushes. I'll set the tender up the same way as the loco with the insulated wheels on the same side and wire the drawbar thru to the chassis. On something like a 3F I'd add pickups to both sides just to make sure it does pick up. If yous use something like an open frame motor you would have to insulate the motor from loco chassis and insulate the brushes from the motor.

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