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 Posted: Sun Nov 19th, 2017 07:52 pm
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Si,

The geared motor I have is 60 rpm, so rocket ship for this critter.  It should give a nice slow speed but faster than a crawl.  I have some plastic worm gears that I might be able to drill out a larger bore.  I did find a couple of brass worm gears that I can give a try if necessary.

Anywho I'm committed now so I'll have to figure out something.



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Michael,

For future projects, a slow/smooth running, radio controlled, track powered, sound equipped, 4 wheel Model power loco can be had from Trainworld for just $45. Check it out. Larry G

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Larry,

Is this what you're talking about: https://www.trainworld.com/manufacturers/model-power/model-power-966711-ddt-plymouth-lndustrial-diesel-u-p-dcc-with-sound-remote/

I did not know this was available.  I'll have to look into this.  Thanks!



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Mine cars moving down the street in Whiskey Flats.  In the background a rare glimpse of rail truck 59.  Due to be retired soon since she never did track well after that last wreck.



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Number 9 spotting a couple of empty borax cars in the San Miguel yard.



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I needed something to keep uncoupling tools and screwdrivers handy without laying them on top of the layout.  Knocked together a small box from scrap wood.  Decided to get fancy and put up the name of the town along with the railroad name.  I'll have to do this at other areas around the layout so that I can remember what I named everything.



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Yup, that is the loco I was talking about. I bought one and it runs nice and slow. The track power remote control also works great. If you have two of these locos they are each controlled individually. Much like DCC but without all the complications. The sounds are also very good, except the diesel horn. The horn belongs on a much larger locomotive. Once I convert my loco to 1/2" scale the horn will sound ridicules on a small 15" gauge Dinky. So I will only use the very nice bell to warn people of the trains approach.

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Larry,

Since you already have one of those Model Power Plymouths can you see any reason why it couldn't be modified to run off a battery?  Just thinking that it should be relatively easy to install a 7.4v Li-Po battery and do away with track power all together.  Might be an easy way for others to switch over to BPRC without a lot of fancy RC equipment?



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Si. wrote: Hi Michael :wave:


Good luck finding a suitable & affordable worm-gear with a 3mm bore !! :old dude:



Romford in the UK has been suggested to me ...

... but I haven't yet looked into that, for my 3mm shaft micro-motors.

Possibly annoyingly costly, in relation to those LOVELY motors at a Buck fifty a pop ! :f:



I looked on eBay for plastic worm-gears with a 3mm bore for AGES ! ... ???

... and basically found NOTHING that would do the job.



I thought about drilling-out the bore on the more commonly available 2mm bore types.

But came to the conclusion that there simply isn't enough spare material there to do this.



5 Einsteins :brill: await the solver of this critical critter connection conundrum ! :shocked:



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Si.



What kinda TOP SPEED are you going for on this rusty ol' critter Michael ?

Quantum drive ?

Bullet Train ??

Other  .  .  .


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Si,

I think I found a simple and affordable answer to 3mm worm gear.  Poking around Home Depot's nut & bolt aisle I was rummaging through the drawers where they keep all the specialized stuff and I found some screws that look like they'll work.  I got some socket set screws 1/4 in -20 x 7/16 in.  One end of the screw is drilled down about 1/3 of the way and fits nicely on the geared motor shaft.  Several drops of CA to secure it.   Two set screws to a package for some $0.90.  Now if work will leave me alone I'll test it out in the next few days.



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I finally got around to opening my track powered radio controlled diesel. Looks like plenty of room for a battery. Space above and on the sides.

I will stick with track power since I know little to nothing about electronics. Besides, the reason I bought the loco in the first place was the low price and R_T_R right out of the box. Of course, I still need to build a 1/2" scale body shell.

Larry G

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