View single post by slateworks
 Posted: Fri Apr 26th, 2019 03:41 pm
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being an electronics numpty I can't help with the electrical connection question as it could vary from decoder to decoder,
but the literature with your decoder might show a diagram with connection tabs named.

As far as pickups are concerned, I used flexible 0.14mm/0.005" thick phosphor bronze strip, on my Porter tenders.
Only one side was needed, as the chassis of these trucks is live to the other side, where wire was connected directly.

I've seen it suggested elsewhere that making the pickup contact to the rear face of the wheel,
rather than the rim, causes less drag, but the above set-up works fine for me.
Commercially available pickups are available but relatively expensive for what they are,
and there's no guarantee they'll fit - easier to make your own.


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