Cheap O Gauge Motors via eBay

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  1. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    York Paul and I were discussing motors yesterday and I told him I would share some that I had bought very reasonably in the past.

    These at £3.20 each or make an offer (which I have done when buying multiples of 5).

    Or these at £11.50 for 2 albeit that I actually bought these which at the time worked out at £7 each at the time I bought them but 5 of them came with brass gears attached which were not shown in the advert.

    To give him his due, the seller promptly sent me another 5 without gears and that brought the price right down even though I had to pay duty on the free 5.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And how do they perform.
     
  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Is there any real difference in performance between a three pole and a five pole motor?
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    The five pole will rotate at a lower rpm, and will be less notchy at slow speed.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Dundee I did wonder, I think they would be best suited to loco's which run at higher speeds, I'll get a couple ... will come in for the Brit build.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    forgot to mention a 5 pole skewed motor is smoother again.

    However with motors its not only cores, but also the number of turns per core, gauge of wire, used, and if single wire or multiple wires - just ask the R/C car community which motor they prefer, and sit back for the lectures :avatar:

    Paul
     
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  7. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Maybe depends more on the layout than the loco. If it's a short layout, the loco is never going to reach higher speeds and therefore trundles through the layout as opposed to gallops.

    Luib Bridge is a great example of that but ...... As modules are added between Paul and I and we eventually create a full circuit, then they will be able to stretch their legs a bit.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I knew both you and Dundee had a cunning plan ! :avatar::avatar::avatar:
     
  9. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    You have no idea ...... We are full of them ...... It's just getting them off the ground. Luib Bridge and the highland type theme seems to be working for us though ..... Until I throw a spanner in the works :avatar:

    Toto
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I bought some of the Canon motors a while ago, not used them yet but they look decent enough.

    Pete.
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    I bought 4 brand new Escap motors a few months ago, tested them on arrival and all OK but not used any yet.
     
  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I have used the canon motors in my Connoisseur Y6 and the 0-4-0 starter loco (Nellie/Polly) and they both perform without issue on DCC.

    In fairness I haven't used the others but I believe that Kerry Viney (@Kerry Viney) has.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Well I've just bought six of the Cannon motors at the princely sum of FIVE Pounds each. Thanks for the tip off Rob :thumbs:. So that's my next Sulzer build sorted with a few in stock for more kits later on.
     
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