Converting Hornby Ringfield Motors

Hello
Does anyone know if it is possible to fit the 5 pole armature from their ringfield motor straight into the older 3 pole ringfield motors
Thanks Gary
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"Gary" wrote

It's not possible, they have different armature shaft diameters.
John.
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Grrrr the sly buggers :-)
oh well
Thanks anyway John

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You would think someone would have invented a brushless DC motor by now?
kim :o)
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John Sullivan wrote:

Like this perhaps:
http://www.teamnovak.com/products/MOTOR/motor.htm
this type of motor has existed for many years.
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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 19:33:19 +0000, kim wrote:

It's called a linear motor.
Ken
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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 21:25:22 +0100, Ken Parkes

No its not. Linear motors are a different thing entirely and could be built with brushes although most are AC and don't need brushes any more than rotary AC motors do. Keith
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The problem with DC brushless motors is Torque, unless you have large windings and rotors they do not produce much torque.
Sony developed Tiny brushless dc motors for there top of the range walkmans in late 80s and early 90s but these would not produce enough torque to be useful in a loco.
That's my two penneth worth
Gary
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now?
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Dc Brushless motors have been around since the very late 1960s in the hi-fi turntable world but the problem with them is they do not produce enough Torque unless you have large windings and rotors and associated circuitry to drive them.
Sony developed Tiny brushless dc motors for there top of the range walkmans in late 80s and early 90s but these would not produce enough torque to be useful in a loco.
That's my two penneth worth
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now?
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On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 01:55:31 +0100, Keith Norgrove wrote:

Sorry, missed your follow up. Just changed my newsreader characteristics and it surfaced. Look at:-
Globalspec Engineering search Engine Show all Linear Motors companies Quote <Linear motors generate force only in the direction of travel. A linear motor applies thrust directly to a load, and does not require any intermediate mechanism to convert rotary motion into linear motion. Linear motors are capable of extremely high speeds, quick acceleration, and accurate positioning.
Choices for linear motors include moving coil, moving magnet, AC switched reluctance design, AC synchronous design, AC induction or traction design, linear stepping design, DC brushed design, and DC brushless design.........> Unquote
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