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QUOTE (poliss @ 30 Jun 2008, 08:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have one which I'm thinking of converting. I think it should be possible. If you go to this link you will see full details of the motor contacts etc. (click on the photo's for close-ups). http://members.aol.com/dgosha/E8s.html

Nick - If its the same motor as one I recently did, then one brush holder has a tab that contacts the motor can - carefully remove it and both brushes are then isolated.

Poliss - thanks for posting it... thats an excellent and interesting website!! lots of useful data for early N scale models!

Richard
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QUOTE (upnick @ 1 Jul 2008, 08:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>After trying one the motor tonight it isnt workin as well as it could, new brushes and springs could solve it or replace the motor with a new equivelant if such a motor is available, maybe this would be an idea for the long term as they are some years old.
Is there a supplier in the U.K. where i can source a replacement motor complete with worm as i have several chassis's dug out tonight with dead motors.

****Hang on.... didn't you say "Also how do i wire it for pick up to the track has anyone converted ether one of these or a similar loco as i am loathed to part with them as they are reliable runners"?????????

anyway.... that web page poliss has heaps of excellent data on restoring those motors..... why not try that?

If it works, to be honest my next step would be to E-bay them and buy some current production equivalents - if U have several then you'd probably get enough for at least a couple of new ones!

The new BLI N scale or other common US brands with all wheel pickup and drive are so much better runners....and the body detail is nicer too!

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Richard
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QUOTE (poliss @ 2 Jul 2008, 09:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Fascinating. Can't wait to see pictures of an A unit done so that I can copy it. :)

***Good stuff Nick - I'm pleased its going well

Richard
 
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