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Engineers: Does any old timer know if the 4-4-2s tender picks up power on the right side and the loco picks power on the left side only? There also is a wire coming from the tender floor that goes to the motor in the cab. The loco alone weighs 18 ounces. The motor turns over fine. I was wondering about the power distribution. Happy Jose
You should be able to look at the wheels on the tender and see if they have a sleeve(washer) that makes contact to the axle. If not there are usually some kind of pickups on the inside of the driver wheels on the engine. Not familiar with the 4-4-2 but i have many others that must be similiar
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