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Electric 0-4-0

enginenutt

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Posted: Fri 27th Jul 2012, 7:11pm
Electric 0-4-0

I have been left a 0-4-0 chassis with wheels fitted for chain drive between axles and from one ale to right angle gearbox. I would like to make this electric powered to use on our club track. Can any body tell me about what wattage of single motor i would need for say three people. Also can any body tell me what the wattage is of the single motor used in the older Maxitrak 0-4-0
 

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colinedmondson

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Posted: Sun 29th Jul 2012, 9:14am

If you choose gearing to give a maximum of 5mph I think that 350w would do the job with ease on a fairly level track. A lot of paople use the Bosch 1hp motor, we have one in a loco geared for 5mph and it will pull 3 five seater carriages up a 1 in 100 with relative ease. Hope that this helps, Colin Edmondson
 

enginenutt

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Posted: Sun 29th Jul 2012, 2:55pm

Thank you for that Colin.
I have a 5" 0-6-0 running on 260 watts that I find works very well but I was not sure about 7 1/4".
I will now have to find out where I can get the Bosch motor from.
Cheers
 

Vulcan

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Posted: Sun 18th Nov 2012, 8:41am

I assume you mean the old 7.1/4 Maxitrak Simplicity 2 loco.
This used a 12 v 370 watt motor and would pull 3 people fine up a short 1/100. The Bosch 750 watt is a much better bet but don't delay buying one as they have discontinued manufacture. Ellis Components I believe still have some stock at about £100 each.
T
 

enginenutt

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Posted: Sun 18th Nov 2012, 6:26pm

Thank you Vulcan for your reply.
Since I first posted I have purchased a 1hp Bosch motor from Ellis Components and have decided on a body for the loco.
Now all I have to do is fit the motor and manufacture the body !!!!.
Thanks again
 
 
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