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Maybe this isn't quite the right forum but in discussing DCC decoders the topic of some motors being "bad" for DCC or some just being plain bad seems to arise quite often.

So that begs the question, so why not replace the motor?

But I never seem to see anything about how to go about doing it. Why is that? Is it too hard? Nothing suitable commercially? Not worth it? Too many different applications?

You would think (or at least I do) that with certain types of motor being so common (like the open frame types used by Hornby) that you'd be able to buy nice drop in replacements.
 

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 27 Aug 2006, 01:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've always regarded the Ringfield motor as a lemon for DCC.


Why do you say that they are a lemon for DCC? After all, from the motor's point of view, DCC is just another form of power controller that happens to be located inside the locomotive. Is it the type of regulation that makes it a lemon (pusle modulation as opposed to DC voltage)?
 
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