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Old 05-15-2020, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 1:20.3 box motor using G scale flea drive.

Hey everyone! Been working on a box motor for a circus train, Backstory is a shoe string circus plying the backroads of the eastern US. Perhaps 1920's. It uses 2 of the flea drives I posted about earlier. it's going to be radio controlled. It's currently powered by 2 18560 2000mah batteries with room for 2 more. These 2 go inside the diesel motor, in the cab. 2 more can go under the cab in the frame. Lots still to do! The circus image is what's being painted on the side. Enjoy!
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Old 05-16-2020, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's looking good
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Progressing nicely there mate.
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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are those flea drives still available
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The motors are always on ebay. I drilled out the drive shaft and added the wheels.
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are those flea drives still available
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Here's the old thread(s) about the drive.

https://forums.mylargescale.com/15-m...lea-drive.html

https://www.gscalecentral.net/thread...-drive.314237/


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Would be great for "steam dummies" or gas-powered traction as well. Thanks for sharing!
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Would be great for "steam dummies" or gas-powered traction as well. Thanks for sharing!
Ya think? Take a look at this thread:
http://www.largescalecentral.com/for...post_id/395125
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The flea appears to have 3-4x the speed of the Delton model.
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The flea appears to have 3-4x the speed of the Delton model.
I would hope so! My Delton re-motor used a 12V 100 rpm motor running on 6V so it was far too slow. I replaced the micro-motor and sold it.
The point was that there are many varieties of micromotor out there. I have one of the motors that you used, though minwe is blue and came from China. It is much bigger than the one I used in the Delton.


But don't let me take you away from your build - it is fascinating. I'm always building boxcabs!
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