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Bench testing American Flyer without tender

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Bench testing American Flyer without tender
Posted by freeway3 on Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:12 AM

Hi, looking for a hookup diagram or instructions to bench test a 326 Hudson 5-wire without the tender connected. I've found how to hook this up for a 4-wire, but not finding anything for the 5-wire version. Thanks for any help you can offer!

Ed

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Posted by Laurastom on Thursday, August 25, 2022 4:04 PM

The wiring diagrams are on Port Lines web site. To test the motor w/o a tender, look at the back of the engine. There are four plug jacks and a soldered 5th wire. Ignore the 5th wire, all it does is supply power to the headlight and smoke unit.

Mentally number the jacks 1 through 4, going from left to right (or sketch it on a piece of paper). Apply power to 1 and 3, jumper 2 and 4 together. To reverse the motor, apply power to 1 and 2, jumper 3 and 4 together.

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Posted by freeway3 on Friday, August 26, 2022 12:05 PM

Thank you! Worked well.

Ed

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