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Offline Don1966

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2018, 04:08:46 PM »
Nice work Jason I have a few links for you the first is a mono pole motor I made years back and my collection of electric engines. http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,1750.15.html


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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2018, 04:34:53 PM »
Jason that looks like a fairly straightforward project? Electric is all the rage so very timely :-)

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 04:47:26 PM »
Thanks for that Don and the link, those kits came up om ME forum where I also posted this.

Gerrit, I suppose electric does have the advantage that you can easily run it whenever you like as it does not need a compressor, steam of fuel so makes a nice little desk toy. I am thinking about getting a micro USB socket to put in the wooden base so it can easily be run off a phone charger etc. Though if I can get it to run off a 1.5V cell may just fit a holder for that.

It made a nice change to do something a bit different, I'm waiting on the bearing castings for the IF Allman so this made a fun little fill in project.

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2018, 07:53:38 PM »
All finished now and as you will see at the end I have brought this 110 year old design upto date.


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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2018, 08:15:43 PM »
Very nicely done Jason. Looks and runs great!!

Bill

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2018, 09:23:54 PM »
Jason, this little engine is absolutely delightful.
Skillfully brought back to life!
John

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2018, 10:51:39 PM »
Jason, that is really quite cool!  I've never seen an electric engine quite like that one!  A very smooth runner for sure.
Kim

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 10:58:00 PM »
Very nice Jason!

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2018, 07:37:57 PM »
Runs like a scalded cat!! That is very cool. Thanks Jason, for sharing. I gotsta go now and search through my files and find a good one to build.
 :happyreader: :zap: :lolb: :DrinkPint: Well, maybe not in that exact order…..


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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2018, 08:53:53 PM »
A very nice looking motor and it performs nicely too  :praise2:

I'm guessing that you used modern enamelled copper wire and "just" covered the outside of the coils with cloth for appearance  :thinking:

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2018, 09:23:19 AM »
Yes modern wire and cotton coated in shelac to get the look of the original, though I think it needs a coat of darker shelac.

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Re: Something a bit different
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2018, 07:17:54 PM »
While we are talking electric motors. Here's some pictures of motors I made back in 2012/2013 that tested my sanity.  :insane:  Did a couple from scratch and got the inspiration for a couple from reprint books on old time projects for young boys. Made use of ball bearings ,etc. in the builds. Wound all the coils by hand and used what wire I had since this was all a guessing game. The tallest motor ( pictures 3 & 7 ) runs super fast  and I rewound the armature four times before I got it right.  :facepalm: All the coils are wound by hand. All the motors run at various speeds and really have no power to speak of. I use a 18 volt drill motor battery for power.

A real learning experience !!
Thanks for the visit !
Brian