Pickups and Power

Clearances around the brass parts of the bogie are small, especially when the full details are fitted. We therefore recommend that you use the 'American' system of pickup, with the wheels on one side of each bogie 'live' (i.e. with their wheelrims in electrical contact with the axles, either via metal centres or shorting strips); the electrical connections can then simply be made to the pivot screw at the top of each bolster, using the soldering tag on the pivot screw washer (Fret F024, Part P4).

If you do wish to use pickups, here are some things to consider: