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Old 03-20-2014, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking at NWSL's Magic Carpet drives... the only model the catalog says is currently available is the motor block style. I see they used to sell nose hung units, but not any more. Are there any other sources of nose hung drives in #1 scale?

I remember talking to a guy several years ago that got into live diesels. He said the traction motors on his unit (can't remember the brand), worked like prototype traction motors, in that they rolled free when no current was applied. Does that ring any bells for anyone, and if so, where could I get some?
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no idea as to what the quality is, but see FOSMOTOR
http://www.peterspoerermodelengineer...5/info.php?p=7
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Have a look here
http://www.abcgears.co.uk/html/traction_motors.html

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Alan,
Whilst it doesn't say so, I think that your page link is Gauge O.
Here is the Gauge 1 page:
http://www.abcgears.co.uk/html/gauge...ion_motor.html
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Thanks guys.
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YOu might call NWSL and see if they will make what you want. They have done that before.
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Hi Burl,
That may have been me. Wada Works live Diesel GP-9. Has fully functional brass truck frames with lightly sprung journals and swing link bolster (if that's the proper term). It's like riding on a cushion of air

Each axle has a mounted Faulhaber coreless motor (about 20 by 25mm I believe) with a 1:8 gear ratio to the axle. The coreless motor and light gearing arrangement make the trucks roll easily on there own. Quite interesting to control as when you let off the throttle the unit continues to roll like the real thing.

Will try to take a pic later. Have 2 of the NWSL units and altho cool, not quite the same.

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After I stewed on it a while, I was thinking it was you, Ray. Would love to see some close-ups of the trucks sometimes, if you could do that.
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I got a reply back from ABC gears, and they said around 90 euros, per motor. But, they don't have the size wheels I want - I'd have to send them a set. That's about $500 a loco, just for the traction motors.

I'm tempted to try making my own. Does anyone have a source for miniature gears? I did a cursory search, but I'm a little out of my element here. Maybe someone with an ME background can point me the right way.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Burl,
Do you have a PSME catalog? They have a bunch of different gears in their catalog. Or if you know what size you might try making a phone call. The PMSE website only lists the catalog, they don't show what is in stock.
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