Hi, Hope I have the correct group. I have two old Queen Elizabeth Triang, not sure the precise date of either. Both motors are fine, run with 9v battery and wires I connect using blu tac on the battery. However, on the track one goes slowly and the other not at all.
I have the original style wiring on one, which will run slowly on the track.
I have replaced the cap/suppressor on the other with the new version but it will not run - my soldering is ok.
Both sets of wires show good continuity and I have cleaned both trains as well, wheels and pickups, and pickup plates.
The brushes seem ok, the commutator has also been cleaned.
I would like advice on two things:
(a) I have noticed that the insulator is on different sides of the motors, does this matter? Or, does it mean the magnet is orientated differently on both? The insulator ought to be on the positive, I am sure I am getting it to work the other way round on the train that does not run on the track?
(b) I have read there is a new upgrade to the wiring to dispense with the capacitor/suppressor
Do I have the following correct?
Run a lead from the pickup plate direct to the positive brush and solder direct or use clip.
Run the negative lead from where ? the earth screw the capacitor was connected onto? and then run to the back of the motor and solder.
Any advice welcome, hope I have expressed my issue with sufficient detail.
regards Andrew Meyenn (Melbourne Australia)