This is what I always wonder about. Outside of slot cars and the standard Mabuchi can type things that have been around since before Tycopro and dating back possibly to Atlas and Lionel and like that, do tiny little 18-20v motors exist? If so, what are they used for in "real life?" (I guess that's the $64,000 question for scratch builders...)(snip)
So far the only thing I would like to see different, and I know the problems in doing it, is that it rund on 7.5vdc vs. the more common 18vdc of a Tjet but I think I will be able to live with it.
Think smaller Doba.. Z scale is 1:300 or there about... I just don't know what voltage the trains run on. I do know the motors they put in them can cost a arm, two legs, and a few other choice body parts to purchase.
7.5 volts will probably be the best way to go, and a darn good excuse for a variable power supply. There are ways around it, like adding an in line resistor, but those can generate heat, especially if a big enough wattage unit isn't installed. I'm curious as Bill is as to how this baby is put together. I'm thinking some realistic T buckets with a nice exposed engine, and leg room to boot!! :thumbsup::thumbsup: