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All Triang locos are wired up the same. If you have another loco open that up and simply copy what you see in that. I say this because there are various bits that have to be insulated and by checking out another loco it should all become clear. You may have crucial parts missing and we cannot tell from the pictures. You will need a soldering iron to refix the wires. Make sure the motor still works however before you do anything. Atatch 2 leads to the brushes from your transformer and see if the motor spins around or smokes. If it smokes then


Thats the sort of loco that gets Triang collectors very excited so be very careful with the body!

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QUOTE At least it's the standard old X04 motor, so you should be able to pick one up fairly easily.

If these spares are required and you don't have another Triang loco to salvage spares from best to try and pick up a cheap running example of a Triang Jinty or Princess or Class 08 Diesel on Ebay rather than try and obtain the spares seperately. It is surprising the sort of prices these things fetch these days! Jinty runners with poor bodies still go for £12 to £15 because the spares are hard to come buy. Motors are normally a tenner and brushes are £2.50 each from those who sell these spares. Not cheap.

In saying that you can take these motors apart and put them back together again and swop things around. Its all good experiance.

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Connie should have a similar if not identical motor and wiring set up. Whilst it may be a non runner the chassis may have the parts that have been mentioned above. There are old service guides available.

I'll publish one here in the next day or two if I can find the one I've got. Its not where I thought it was else it would have already been published.

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Just a word of warning about the smoke.

Whilst the electrostatic smell of these old locomotives is evocative I read somewhere that its probably better not to breath in any of the smoke generated from a less than healthy motor as it contains all sorts of funny chemicals resulting from the reaction between the brushes and armature.

Non smoking motors are of course OK just in case those reading this are now thinking about binning their collections on the back of the smoke warning!


Hopefully Trav you will be able to pick up a few spares to get your loco running on the track.

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