Very Small Motors

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by RAY METIVIER, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. RAY METIVIER

    RAY METIVIER Member

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    Here is a project I started, using RADIO SHACKS ZIP ZAP motors.
    They measure 1/4x5/8 inches, and turn at 10,000 at 3 volts dc.

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    The one on the left has the motors installed. The one on the right has yet to be installed.

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    Correct my last, they are reversed.
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    RAMKO VALLEY AIRPORT

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    What a neat animation idea Ray!:) Great!

    If you want some motors even smaller see if you can find some broken pocket pagers....the kind that you can set to vibrate instead of beep. The vibrator is a tiny little motor with a counter weight on it that makes it shake. Just pull off the counter weight. They work around 1.5 volts but will probably stand more.
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    is it me or are the planes larger than the hanger?

    Very nice idea Ray.
  7. RAY METIVIER

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    Phil.

    Yes, the hangers are smaller then the aircraft. The hangers are kitbasch, ane are for smaller private aircraft, like cesna or piper, etc. The two DC-3 you see in the photo are in and out, and not based here.
    Have not been able to find small single engine private aircraft anywhere. ILL KEEP LOOKING.





    :) :) :)
  8. Gavin Miller

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    Ray,

    LOVE the aviation flavour on this part of your layout (my other passion is aircraft).

    What DC3 models are they? (scale/manufacturer)

    They look really sweet.

    My airport was so big I had to make a choice between IT and my model railroad. Now it is dismantled so I can run trains. <Sigh>

    Airport photos on my website:-
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/miller_site/aircraft_models_index.html


    Gavin Miller
  9. RAY METIVIER

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    Here is another idea for these small motors.

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    RAY METIVIER Member

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    AND

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  11. Gavin Miller

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    CUTE!

    I'll have to see if I can get the RailNet's company chopper "operational".

    Gavin Miller

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    Could those little Zip Zap motors be used in N-scale locomotives? What are they used for normally? Race cars?
  13. RAY METIVIER

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    Rory

    To answer your question, I don't know. The motors are used for RADIO SHACKS small remote control cars, which are only 3" long.
    Max. voltage, 3 volts, and they have very little torque. I'd say no.
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    Who makes those DC-3 models? Are they really N-scale?
    TIA

    Jim
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    Jim

    The DC-3 are 1:144. They measure 5 scale feet too long, not that you could tell looking at them.

    Got them from Model Expo.

    www.modelexpo-online.com/ebaa/