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Understanding the evolution of the '16D' motor

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

Thanks, guys, for the info on the "Tracker"!! :good:  :victory:

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 07:57 AM

What Philippe said (of course!). 

Two screws diagonally placed on the curved sides of the can will (in most cases) lock the endbell in place well enough and still allow for easy opening. For extra "bombproofing," four screws is even better for the terminally anal-retentive and is why it's the standard to this day... at least for motors people are supposed to be able to work on, and even some that they aren't!  :D
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Posted 26 April 2022 - 07:08 PM

Mabuchi, Igarashi, KTM, Johnson and many other motor manufacturers in Japan and Hong Kong made 80-90% of all model trains sold in America in the 1960s.

maybe so, but the best brass locos at that time were imported by PFM (Pacific Fast Mail) and many, if not most, of them had stickers on the boxes that said "powered by Pittman motor" or words to that effect.

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Posted 01 May 2022 - 07:14 PM

I meant to say "motors", not "locos". However there were quite a few brass train manufacturers in Japan, and most used Japanese motors.

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