Motors for TT

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Hey Bernd,

Got'em off ebay! :wave:

Will they work? I dunno--we'llsee.
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I will need to find my caliper and see if those motors will fit the MTB SWs or not.
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AstroGoat760 wrote:I will need to find my caliper and see if those motors will fit the MTB SWs or not.
The motor used by the MTB SWs are 15.40 mm wide, and 28.78 long, from the ends of the casing to the ends of the casing, not including the driveshaft.

These motors I feel are worth a try, as they are roughly the same width at 15.50 mm wide and 19 mm long, not including the space for the power leads.
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Bernd wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:I will need to find my caliper and see if those motors will fit the MTB SWs or not.
These motors I feel are worth a try, as they are roughly the same width at 15.50 mm wide and 19 mm long, not including the space for the power leads.
Hey, for $4.75 a motor it can't hurt. You can always use them for something else. Hope to see some pictures if/when you do the install.

Bernd
It is not $4.75 per motor, it is $4.75 for FIVE motors.

I just ordered 10 of the motors, as they come in sets of 5, and I currently have 6 MTB SWs, one of which is still running good, five of which need new motors.
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Bernd wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:It is not $4.75 per motor, it is $4.75 for FIVE motors.
AH, yes. I didn't scroll down far enough the first time. Great bargain then.

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No problems, even at $10 a motor, they are worth a look at, in my opinion.
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I see they are also available on ebay UK so I might invest in some...just in case my SW1200s pack up too. I'll certainly be interested to see how you others get on with them.

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RodTT wrote:I see they are also available on ebay UK so I might invest in some...just in case my SW1200s pack up too. I'll certainly be interested to see how you others get on with them.
My experimentations with re-powering the SWs will be documented here as to what works and what does not. I need to be more open about what works and what does not on my end.

By the way, I am sure that I have the most hours logged on an SW model, which is why the high failure rate. I tend to have a train in some scale running for about 1/3 to 1/2 the day, if not longer on most days, with TT scale representing the majority of the usage nowadays. I plan on doing testing on at least of the newer motors to see where the breaking point is from run time.
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Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, the shaft width of the MTB SW motor is 1.5 mm, the same as these motors.
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My order of motors came in today. When I get a little more relaxed from today's running around, I will unpack them and give my assessment of them.
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Here is the initial unpacking of the motors. I purchased two sets of 5 motors, which leaves 6 for retrofit, 3 spares, and one motor to set up for testing.
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Here is one of the new motors next to one of the motors from the MTB SWs:
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