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Swapping motor on Plarail Nagasaki 2x series 3000
So I finally found one Plarail Nagasaki 2x series 3000 on ebay. Sadly the original motor is fried due to battery corrosion. I know people will get upset but I replaced the damage battery terminal with Peter Sam's. Works like a dream. This train has so many pieces beneath the chassis so be careful before you put the chassis apart. I am trying to figure how not to make the train sag.

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Excellent idea and implementation Leyland. I wonder if some added weight in the nose of that lead part would help with the sagging.

I know I had really liked these trams when I first saw a video of Ucwepn when he received his. I did a lot a research and found information that these developed problems with coupling parts. Could yours be one of those problems? I can't locate Ucwepns video...did I dream that? I believe there were two versions of this type of tram and both reported the same problems so I stayed away from them.
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Super, you are not dreaming. Here is the video.

I actually have 2 trams now. The other one is stored somewhere deep in the storage locker. I remember you can't uncouple the tram on the other one. Perhaps Tomy used 2 different coupling designs.
Oh Wow...the old Billiard Table Layout & and its a talkie...those were the days.

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That's a weird little train, why did they go for such a design? Why didn't they just do their normal 4 wheel carriages with normal type connectors, its not as if Tomy usually care too much about realistic scale Smile

If it was a big deal they could always have made the front/rear carriages just shorter than usual, after all the motor is in the middle car...
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Here is a video from the past...before a talking Ucwepn and before the shed Layout... whaaaat? is that Nancy Sinatra's Sugar Town we hear???

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Have to admit that one looks a lot nicer, no connector droop either Smile
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Good News. I figure out why the train is sagging. it has to do with the battery terminal design on Peter Sam. The wheel well for Peter is way deeper than the Plarail Nagasaki 2x series 3000. It forced one set of wheels in the middle carriage to sink in. Unfortunately i forgot to take a photo before replacing the motor. See photo below.

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I tried to harvest a motor off several spare Spencer sadly none of them work Sad. So I harvested the motor off Neville. Voila it works perfectly. I believe Donald, Douglas, Bill and Ben uses the same battery terminal design.

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While I dig for my spare Spencer, I found the other Plarail Nagasaki 2x series 3000 I had, they have the same coupling system.
Thats one of the drawbacks to repairing these Flat Drives as there are several different variations to the plastic housings. The one I dislike the most is the one that has the engines front wheels attached right to the housing.
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yup. The trackmaster version 1 has front wheels attached to the chassis. I took apart Sir handle and Rusty. the front wheels are mounted onto the chassis.
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Sounds like you got a real scrapyard going there all these poor old Thomas characters sacrificing their parts for a couple of trams Smile
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ha ha yes. Majority of the trains in my scrap yard are Thomas and Percy.
Both my one and the second that is my Dad's one seen in the video (if it's the video I'm thinking of) both have snapped plastic on the couplings, it's actually a terrible design but they do resemble what they are supposed to be which depending on where you are from have different terms, Trams, trolleys, streetcars etc.

That early video on the table with music I got a copyright strike haha, I just had the radio going in the background while I was having a cheeky
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I didn't think that the copyright detection could pick up songs that were played like that in ones house. I always thought that if you inserted the music digitally that it could pick up the signature.
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