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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 13 Nov 2007, 08:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I agree it's an unusual title but I was struggling!

For example if one rules out things like traction tyres, tender drive, 3-pole motors, tender gaps, flangeless wheels, pancake motors, front end shapes and so on then there's just less.


The reason why manufacturers went for 'pancake' motors, 3-pole, and tender drive(fitting pancake motors into a limited space easier), was purely to cut costs, if you want a super efficient 10-pole motor - you gotta pay for it, and no one wants to do that - do they?? I got a nice sideline converting Airfix/Mainline c**p chassis with replacement ones with Mashima motors - all loco drive.
Paul M.
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