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I’ve just come across this interesting little video at Sams trains on motor pricing, well worth a look if you haven’t seen it before and save pounds.
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I assume you meant to put in this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S0nzcuOr-U&t=85s to the video. Apologies if it is not the right one!
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It is funny how before he put that up, and before other modellers also found out about things like this, I saw motors for some of the newer models going for between £35 and £75 each, as I remember thinking it was stupid money for a motor!
After modellers started to find they were available elsewhere much cheaper, I noticed the official motor prices dropping to a more acceptable level.
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Put that bit of forgetfulness down to age ,I did mean to put the link up, so thank you.
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I watched that Youtube video a little while ago. I think for the cost of the motors as used by Sam, it would be worth a shot, before paying the normal(??) price asked for replacement motors. BB
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Did I spot him using Superglue to hold the new motor in place? Looks like a superglue bottle is very briefly shown once the wires are soldered on and the motor placed in position.
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Has anyone changed the motor in a Hornby M/N? I've just watched the video again, and as Brian mentioned, the superglue was used when the "new" cheap motor was installed. The motors did look the same, although there were four "dimples" on one side of the new cheap motor. So my question is, how is the motor fixed if using a Hornby replacement motor? I thought there was usually a motor retaining bracket, but have never really looked. I think the biggest problem for many would be removing the worm-gear.
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Brian wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:55 pm Did I spot him using Superglue to hold the new motor in place? Looks like a superglue bottle is very briefly shown once the wires are soldered on and the motor placed in position.
How was the motor held in before he removed it?

Looks like he’s stuck with that motor now..

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Jsa274 wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:19 pm
Brian wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:55 pm Did I spot him using Superglue to hold the new motor in place? Looks like a superglue bottle is very briefly shown once the wires are soldered on and the motor placed in position.
How was the motor held in before he removed it?

Looks like he’s stuck with that motor now..

I’ll get my coat.
I've no idea??? He totally failed to show or mention how it was or should be held in place! :o
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I have seen some motors on a few modern models held in place with this black sticky stuff and to be honest, it works very well as it has a little "Give" to it so any sudden starts will less likely cause any worm to gear wear or breakages, and though they can be removed, they do stay stuck in place well. They usually include a bracket of some sort but it is not really needed.
I do not know what this cushioning black sticky stuff is called.
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