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Author Topic: 4-4-0 tender to loco connections  (Read 321 times)
elruddick

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« on: August 13, 2017, 01:54:35 AM »

There are 2 plugs between the tender and the locomotive on the 4-4-0 units equipped for DCC. It appears to me that the 4 pin connector carries the motor + and - as well as the headlight + and -. I cannot figure what function the 2 pin connector does. Can anyone provide an answer?
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elruddick

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 02:03:38 AM »

Guess I should have read the thread about the 2-4-4-2! The 2 pin connector is for track power from the locomotive to the tender. Since the tender has pickups for track power too, I suppose all those pickup points should insure non-stop power so "keep alive" units are unnecessary.
I agree with the 2-4-4-2 analysis of the 4 pin connector.
Now if we could just figure out the exact part description for the 2 and 4 pin connectors so we could get them from an electronics puppy house, we would be in business when we break one.   Smiley


 
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elruddick

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 02:04:36 AM »

Make that supply house.
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