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#1 bassmazter


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

Hi Everyone,


I am a newbie and I could use some help please.


I have using an HO train transformer to test many of ny new old stock 16, 26 and 36D motors. Many seem to test fine this way but some seem to run for just a minute or two and quit running like they are and won't run again until they cool down.


I would like to hear from anyone please. Is there a better way to test them?

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

Is it a 16volt DC 'transformer'?


To see if they run ok

To run for a minute or two.... not good.


Try a battery for now.


If you put them on ebay please let us know.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:24 PM

To run motors with no load (drivetrain/car) attached, stay at low voltage.  3V should be enough to run them just to check.  Those old motors shouldn't need more than an amp or even less, so current isn't usually a consideration...as long as they haven't been rewound or dewound.

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