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8866 Train Motor question

ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
edited June 2012 in Building and Techniques
Apologies for the silly question, but I bought the 8866 Train Motor from the Lego Store yesterday, and it's only after getting home and waking up a bit that I've realised it doesn't have a power lead to attach it to a battery box.

Can anyone tell me which lead I would need to get? Will 8886 do the trick? Or 8871? I'm looking to motorise the Toy Story train or the most recent Hogwarts Express if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

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  • hleonffuhleonffu USAMember Posts: 244
    @ereiamjh either the 8886 (short length) or 8871 (long length) will work. You need to make sure the cable does not catch with the under carriage of the train you are trying to power.

    The newer engine is the 88002 which has a built-in power cable.

    The newer Hogwarts Express is easier to motorise than Toy Story train.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    Many thanks.

    Can I assume the long length version is more likely to get in the way?

    I think I'll start with Hogwarts Express. :)
  • hleonffuhleonffu USAMember Posts: 244
    Maybe, but it maybe possible to hide the cable. For the Hogwarts Express, a short cable should work. The battery will go in the tender, cable will be exposed like the Emerald Night.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    Batteries in the tender... exposed cable... Just like when I were a lad. :)
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