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 Posted: Thu Aug 23rd, 2018 04:23 pm
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Wayne Taylor
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Does anyone know of a source for 16mmx20mm and 12mmx20mm can/coreless motors other than NWSL? 
Am trying to re-motor several old Brass HOn3 locomotives and find NWSL doesn't have what I need and eBay has nothing I can use. 
Any and all suggestions welcome.

Wayne


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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2018 08:18 am
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In a past life, I re-motored an HOn3 Ken Kiddler 2-6-0.
  
I didn't (personally) reinvent any wheels, I followed a similar rebuild I found on a forum.

Anyway, and to the point, I was able to acquire the new motor I was seeking from a gentleman from Texas.

The Motor Man.

email - motorman {AT} micro-loco-motion.com

http://www.micro-loco-motion.com

eBay store - http://stores.ebay.com/microlocomotion

As I review my old correspondence (vintage 2014) he states that his web site is not kept up to date, and most sales are done thru eBay.

I don't do paypal, and he was happy to work with me via a money order sale.

hope something here is of value to you,

Jerry


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OR, if in the US, Micro Moto Man can be called at 832-672-3443
Try this out, I much prefer talking to a REAL person about these things rather than tapping out incorrect keys on a computer. So, try this phone #...

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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2018 05:22 pm
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Thanks for the replies, guys.
The website is no longer active but the eBay store does come up (didn't when I was searching for motors?).
My problem is HOn3 which has very few small enough motors available but the eBay store seems to have some promise.


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I would talk with Northwest Shortline, or nwsl.com. 
They have an online store and are able to order in pretty much any kind of motor you would need. 
They also sell gears, flywheels, model train wheels, axles, and drive mechanisms.

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I shop eBay often for motors, usually Faulhaber, Maxon, or Portescap.
Some of the listings are for new motors, most are used.
I have also purchased from Motorman.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-FAULHABER-Motoren-DC-12V-Motor-53-Watts-1616T012S-Micro-Electric-Motor/302762141022?epid=1632933701&hash=item467e07a55e:g:QEkAAOSw7R5WFXUS

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FAULHABER-1319T012SR-MiniMotor-SA-14-1-246-1-K419-DC12V/223127449103?hash=item33f36eae0f:g:7OcAAOSwZgxbi5z5




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Thanks for the additional information.

I've looked at Motorman and, quite frankly, can't figure out what it is he is selling.
His descriptions don't match the pictures and 30+ days for shipping is unacceptable.
 
The bulk of the rest of what I see on eBay is typical of what most eBayers list:
they are more interested in payment and their policies than in describing the item they are selling.

I would never buy a motor without knowing the dimensions, shaft length and diameter and the RPM.


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Faulhaber's nomenclature is helpful:
the first two digits are the diameter; the next two are the length. 
After a letter the next three numbers are the voltage. 
Faulhaber's website has drawings and full specifications for most of the motors.

Maxon and Escap are more difficult to figure out and many eBay listers seem to get the voltage incorrect.

Most of what I buy are the low voltage motors (3 V and such) so at least we won't be bidding against each other.  

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:glad:Great! 

I'm mostly re-motoring HOn3 brass engines in the C and T classes: 
C-16, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-21, C-25 & T-12. 

That means I need 12v motors around 7,500 to 12,000 RPM, mostly 2mm diameter shafts,
around 8mm to 12mm long, can size 12mm to 16mm.


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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2018 09:18 pm
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Most of the coreless motors (up to 16 mm) appear to have a 1.5 mm shaft but NWSL has a nice 1.5 to 2 mm adapter.



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