Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Horsetan » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:01 pm

David Catton wrote:I have two Rail Flyer motor/gearboxes beside me here but that's because I visited Chris Howard at his home in Canada and discussed his plans in detail. ....


Unfortunately we can't all do this.....
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby David Catton » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:09 pm

Ivan, I suppose you could always sell your horse and go see the world . . .

Now if I could get this system to accept attachments I could let you see photos that I have taken of the motor/gearbox.

Ah well - I can probably PM them if anyone is really interested.

DC

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:35 pm

I would be Dave but it's probably best to figure out how to attach them here.

Have you tried them?

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby David Catton » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi Jim (and anyone else interested!),

I think this photo may have sneaked into my messasge
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The two that I have are H0 so I have no facilities for using them in that form. They both turn over silently using a 2Volt battery so I have reasonable confidence that the design is basically sound. I share Russ's (and others') concerns about wiring them up so they don't fight each other but I'm sure there are plenty of smarter folk than me who will advise how to control multiples of these in my Class 502 EMUs. As an indication of Chris's serious intent, he had 10,000 of the motors in stock so I'm sure he will be only too happy when they are flying out of his premises.

Cheers,

DC

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby jim s-w » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks David

Is that a 1mm axle?

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Horsetan » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Away we go, then. P87 Ludmilla is a "go".
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby David Catton » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:44 pm

Yes, Jim, a 1mm diameter axle.

Chris also sells inserts to fit 2mm diameter holes in wheels and provide insulation.

I might repeat a plea I've made before that if anyone has a decent drawing of a 3ft diameter DMU/EMU wheel, Chris would like to receive a copy as he has promised to supply P4 wheels, provided he has the information he needs.

DC

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Horsetan » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:22 pm

Railflyer web pages now unavailable.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby nigelcliffe » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Horsetan wrote:Railflyer web pages now unavailable.


Seem to work here, though they are re-directed to Phoenix Micron. The website is incomplete. The website says it is owned by Christopher Howard, same name as Railflyer. Whether he is any nearer to finished products is far from clear.

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Horsetan » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:56 pm

Another good long wait, then. :roll:
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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby billbedford » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Not necessarily:

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby jim s-w » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:39 pm

Is this available Bill?

Got any video of it working in a layout environment? Say a class 25 and 8 coaches?

Cheers

Jim

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Trevor Grout » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:42 pm

nigelcliffe wrote:
Horsetan wrote:Railflyer web pages now unavailable.


Seem to work here, though they are re-directed to Phoenix Micron. The website is incomplete. The website says it is owned by Christopher Howard, same name as Railflyer. Whether he is any nearer to finished products is far from clear.


it appears from digging around that railflyer has filed for bankruptcy and set you a new company as phoenix micron, same stuff different name, all the materials having been transferred to that company, unsure how canadian law works so wont comment on losses, but clearly a case of wipe out the debts bygoing bust and restart under a new guise, shadier than a sun shade on a shadey day if you ask me, glad I did not invest in any of his ideas... :shock:

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby John Fitton » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:59 pm

Too bad he didn't appear on Dragon's Den!!

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Re: Drive on six wheel motor bogies.

Postby Horsetan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:25 pm

jim s-w wrote:Is this available Bill?

Got any video of it working in a layout environment? Say a class 25 and 8 coaches?


Ouch :mrgreen:
That would be an ecumenical matter.


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