12v dc motors

 
  X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks) Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
hey guys i am thinking of building a electric train what is a good 12v motor that i should use and what is the price of one?
Tim

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
hey guys i am thinking of building a electric train what is a good 12v motor that i should use and what is the price of one?
Tim
"X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks)"


What sort of electric train ?  I'd go and see either alan Foot or Paul Gillard up at DVR and discuss with them. If it is electric make it compatible with theirs !  Paul is building  a Harris motor unit now so would be a excellant source.

Regards,
David Head
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Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne
It would be a joint project with me, and we are thinking of building a 7 1/4 inch X-Trapolis (6 cars).
  X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks) Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
what sort of dc motors are in the taits and doggies at dvr?
Tim
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
what sort of dc motors are in the taits and doggies at dvr?
Tim
"X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks)"


Doggies have different motors to the Taits at DVR. The Doggies have so much resistance on them they are almost impossible to push. I know the taits use AC motors, not sure about the Doggies.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
what sort of dc motors are in the taits and doggies at dvr?
Tim
"X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks)"


Doggies have different motors to the Taits at DVR. The Doggies have so much resistance on them they are almost impossible to push. I know the taits use AC motors, not sure about the Doggies.
"NR57"


I'm sure the Taits have a permant magnet DC motor.  The Doggies have the same mtors S301/X44/T320/8792/900/700 have - a older rewround Dodge starter motor. I just don't know enough about them.

Paul Gillard does lurk here as a guest, perhaps we can convince him to sign up then answer your questions ( Paul ? )

As to a 7 1/4 inch X-Trapolis (6 cars) - Wow! Rememeber the best advise,
make the body to scale and you will end up with a good unit.  An out of proportion model will be jarring to you. Also consider making it compatible
electronically & scale wise with theTaits/Harris motor - Building a 6 car set will take time - and thus you will be able to MU at times.....as you build them.

Big Project there guys, but it can be done. As someone has in their user name - it 'll Rock !

Regards,
David Head
  X-Trapolis(Melb Rocks) Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
yeah thanks dave for the help it will be good if we get them finshed and running.
Tim

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