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Old 21-03-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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OK is there a correct/standard polarity for locos?

By which I mean is the positive side always the one with the pickup when its going forward?

Presumably if your magnet is in the wrong way on it'll go backwards?

I guess it doesn't matter as long as all of your locos are the same?
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Most locos have a pickup both sides. It doesn’t matter just as long as they all go the same way.
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For a DC loco, the recommended standard is when looking down on a steam outline loco with the chimney towards the right, the right hand sides wheels/rail should receive a positive to enable forward movement. Of course its a bit harder to determine with diesel outline locos!
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