AmeenTrainGuy posted:

See how the insulation is stripped from the wire towards the plug? That's quite dangerous to the board and the motor. It could be the reason why it's malfunctioning. If it's been like this for 12 years, that's most likely why your engine stopped working.

Oh maybe when it got burnt it must of ate away at some of the wires, you remember when I said that my train was burnt?

I would replace the whole wire and plug assembly. That requires some electrical proficiency though. For now, try to cover at least one of them with tape. Test it first though before you apply this fix so that we can determine if the motor is dead.

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

AmeenTrainGuy posted:

I would replace the whole wire and plug assembly. That requires some electrical proficiency though. For now, try to cover at least one of them with tape. Test it first though before you apply this fix so that we can determine if the motor is dead.

Understood.  First I will grab some lunch than I will get the 9v.

TheRoyalHudson988 posted:
AmeenTrainGuy posted:

See how the insulation is stripped from the wire towards the plug? That's quite dangerous to the board and the motor. It could be the reason why it's malfunctioning. If it's been like this for 12 years, that's most likely why your engine stopped working.

Oh maybe when it got burnt it must of ate away at some of the wires, you remember when I said that my train was burnt?

Unlikely, I don't see any wire residue. The copper itself would be burnt if the insulation melted off. It looks like the plug was stripped while it was being unplugged since both of the wires are stripped.

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

AmeenTrainGuy posted:
TheRoyalHudson988 posted:
AmeenTrainGuy posted:

See how the insulation is stripped from the wire towards the plug? That's quite dangerous to the board and the motor. It could be the reason why it's malfunctioning. If it's been like this for 12 years, that's most likely why your engine stopped working.

Oh maybe when it got burnt it must of ate away at some of the wires, you remember when I said that my train was burnt?

Unlikely, I don't see any wire residue. The copper itself would be burnt if the insulation melted off. It looks like the plug was stripped while it was being unplugged since both of the wires are stripped.

I mean it could have been from the people who use to fix my train they could stripped the wire for something. I mean anything is possible.

TheRoyalHudson988 posted:
AmeenTrainGuy posted:

Have you tested the motor yet?

About the motor it’s still attached to the engine how do I physically remove it without breaking it?

No need to remove the motor, you unplugged it and the wheels are on the tool you placed it on. Just connect it to the 9v battery and test. 

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

I would get two wires, any wires you can put your hands on. From there, I would connect to the battery and then connect to the motor. It would look something like this:

Just without the black potentiometer. Again not my photo.

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

TheRoyalHudson988 posted:
AmeenTrainGuy posted:

I would get two wires, any wires you can put your hands on. From there, I would connect to the battery and then connect to the motor. It would look something like this:

Just without the black potentiometer. Again not my photo.

Oh so I just need a random wire from anywhere 

Yes

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

22g or larger. 

Too small of a wire gauge will risk overheating from excessive current.

  There are not a lot of concerns with oversized wires; consider larger to be "safer" 99% of the time. (signal/sound reproduction it becomes more relevant).

 fyi,  I have dropped my net service because NO provider can get a decent signal to me all of a sudden;  I will check in when I can though

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Terminals are the metal tabs that wires connect to.

Any "random wire" sounds scary; it needs more context.

Disconnect one or more of the motor wires. This isolates the motor from board.

Now jump power to the 2 motor terminals using 22g or larger wire....or jump with a butter knife, screwdriver, or other metal if you have no wire.

  Positive or neg. to which motor tab?; it wont matter.  Reversing +/- just changes direction of motor here. Test both directions

 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





The clips will make your life easy. If you don't want to use get the clips, go ahead and connect the wire to the battery. 

Image result for 9v battery with wires

Not my picture. Try to connect it like this, without the solder though. If it gives you trouble John's advice is very good, just get some alligator clips which that will save you the pain of having to connect bare wires.

~ Ameen(formally known as AmeenTrainGuy)

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