AFAIK, there are no brushes available for any motors in N scale
locomotives. Nor for most motors in Ho scale locos, either. Open frame
motors are about the only ones for which you can get brushes.
sorry for the downer,
I'm not sure I would give up so easily.
It might be difficult to locate them, but chances are good that
*someone* out there makes replacement brushes for almost any motor,
large or small.
F'rinstance, I found the following page on a google search:
Unfortunately, there's no indication how large these brushes are, but
there are lots of different kinds. Perhaps a call to them might turn up
some useful information.
Or you could try contacting carbon brush manufacturers directly:
You were wrong, and I'm man enough to admit it.
Depends on the motor. Most modern motors used in model engines are
closed (can) motors, which are not designed for repair. Some older N
scale locos had open frame motors, but it's a) unlikely that these are
still made; and b) that anyone stocks parts for them.
Another, not inconsiderable, issue is taking the engine apart to get at
the motor and then reassembling it
These are brushes for RC model cars, which are generally 1/12th scale or
thereabouts. The motors are pretty big, with brushes aroun 1/8th inch or
The brushes for an N scale loco would be on the order of 1mm diameter.
These guys make brushes for industrial motors.
These guys make cleaning brushes.
Another mfr of industrial motor brushes (and contacts, etc.)
If the manufacturer doesn't have the parts you need, there basically aren't
any available. Thus the loco basically becomes a dummy.
rmay at nethere.com
http: slash /nav.to slash bobmay
http: slash /bobmay dot astronomy.net
did you try contacting each manufacturer? BTW, LifeLike was bought out
by Walthers. Also, what engines and how old are they? For example
Life-Like made N scale engines using several different motors which
might use different brushes.
Also it is not common for brushes to wear out during normal use.
Normally that takes a very long time. Are you sure that the brushes
are your problem?
If all the locos are of recent vintage then there is a pretty good
chance that they all use similar motors with similar brushes so if you
are able to find some brushes they might fit all the motors.
On Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 11:17:21 AM UTC-8, Mark L wrote:
actually- they are 1.6mm in diameter. go to www.katousa.com follow the dire
ctions t order part# 927010 (2 brushes, 2 springs, and 2 caps) cost will be
about $3.50D. the brushes and springs will fit fine, just pitch the caps (
they'll prolly be different) and reuse the old ones. they'll work on most a
sian-made N scale motors. see how I did that? rob
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