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Problems trying to get a 9F Hornby Evening star loco to run

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Hello everyone, this is my first post on the forum
Have just started getting into model trains and have recently acquired a box of old locos from an auction house.
Have managed to get a couple back up and running well but am struggling with an Evening Star
I have taken apart stripped and cleaned the Ringfield motor in the tender which is now running really well and also freed up the wheels on the loco which now run freely, but I can't get it to run along the track.
How does the current get to the motor in the tender, it seems like I am missing something obvious.
There is one wire going to the motor but it seems like it needs another on somewhere.
Any advice on this greatly appreciated.
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There should be a short black wire with spade connectors connected between that tab you bent on the left and a lug on the motor casing just behind it, the tab itself doesn't touch the casing directly. The other brush tab connects to the wire from the tender connection.
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