Playmobil Express

Madman

Madman

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I'm looking at a Playmobil express train, at the moment, on the Bay. I already own the dual ended set, complete with motor block and remote. My question is the baggage car. If I add this to my present set, it appears another motor block would be required. I imagine that two motor blocks with the same brown crystal would react to one remote.

Would anyone be able to confirm my thought ?

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Gizzy

Gizzy

Railways, Aviation, Caravanning....
26 Oct 2009
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I believe you are correct in your assumption Dan....
 
Zerogee

Zerogee

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25 Oct 2009
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Yes, with the old 27mHz RC system, any and all receivers on the same crystal colour should respond to the one transmitter.

Jon.
 
PhilP

PhilP

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They will respond to the same transmitter. BUT make sure they are both the same way round! - Easy to get one the wrong way.

The baggage car normally has a 'dummy' (no motor) bogie with it..
 
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playmofire

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The baggage car was sold with a dummy motor section so that only the motor in the dual ended part was used. However, you can use two motor sections and pretty certain that if you buy nhas the dummy motor section a loco block will it straight into it. Two motors each with a brown crystal work fine together.

In practice, I have found the baggage car heavy and slows running with a single motor unit right down and uses more battery power. I've also found it a bit unstable in running.
 
Madman

Madman

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Thanks everyone. Good info.