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Hello all!

My son got a figure of eight Scalex track with DTM cars for Xmas present. One engine blew up quite soon.

The official spare engine costs about 6 £/ 9 € which seems a bit high for a part that looks like a standard toy engine to me. Especially if I have to buy a motor for every two weeks it's going to ruin my finances....


I was wondering what specs I should look for if I'd like to try some other motor? Would this be suitable, one euro per piece...
There's also a little thing (capacitor/condenser?) attached over the motor - what it does and is it necessary?

Or Is my resistance futile and I should really just buy original parts?

 

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You would need one with the gear/shaft coming out of the other end of the motor to fit in a Hornby Scalextric car. If they sell one like that it has to be worth a try for one euro. Perhaps order two just in case the performance is different then you can fit one in the other car too.

Welcome to the forum!

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The capacitor is to stop interference on electrical items such as televisions. It isn't strictly necessary. I have run my slot cars without this and had no interference on my television


If you can swap the pinion from the blown motor on to the one euro motor then that would be good.


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I'm sure you have checked the motor throughly but iy seems strange to have a motor fail at all and especially so soon.
I would return the car to the store and at least request the replacement motor.

Ron
 

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If you cant get it fixed by a return to the shop, contact Scalextric Customer support via their website.
This service is really fast and efficient and will definately get you sorted out.

Good Luck

Swiss'

PS: motors failing isnt THAT unusual, especially when using both magnets on a scaley car.
 

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You guys rock!

Now I noticed a little catch with the motor I suggested. The longer end of the axle (where I should put the pinion) is at the wrong side of the motor in order to get it attached to the slot in the tray of the car.

But the link to Slotbug looks promising.
 

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There are a lot of motors that size, but with different magnets amd windings etc. Even though the one you found says it is rated upto 12 volts does not mean it will behave the same way. But for 1 euro. maybe its worth getting a couple to experiment with.. though the shaft being the wrong way round is sort of a problem
 

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QUOTE (MK2-Escort @ 18 Jan 2005, 21:32)As 'Swiss said, just email Scalextric, and they will send you another one for free

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Oh yes. The shop I got the track just asked me to call their service for a change to new engine. I guess I get this one settled tomorrow.
 

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The replacement motor arrived today with no charge - it's installed and everything is awlrite now.

Too bad I got 2 Spanish Scalextric 4wd WRC cars in the meantime. No we've got four cars... some more track pieces coming... getting outta hand ....


 

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Hi!

1 euro motor from Bebec electronics is too big to fit into Scalex car.

Here is a comparison picture:



Varakeef, you can also visit Finnish Slotcar pages or SlotTalkFinland for more information.

Cheers!

Julius
 

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Alan Tadd
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I've used the Slotbug motors in ten Scratchbuilt cars. You can't fault them for the money.

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Alan
 

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Hi BeeJay7,

Could you give some more info. on the type of motor that you got for Slotbug.com? Im looking into getting some motors from them to race with in a club. Looking at the 10 pack of Scalextric-sp-m-002,Silver Mabuchi-s-motor (c-1990 to date) motors.We can only use replacement motors that are like the org. ones that came in the car. Would this be a good motor to use ro race with?

Thinks for any info.
GI JOE USMC
 

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Joe

This is the link to the motors page at Slotbug:-

http://www.slotbug.co.uk/index.php?cPath=58_55

I always use the post 1990 motors, which they sell for £10 for 5. Which is good value. Slotbug's service is excellent.

I've never had a problem with the motors and they all seem to run very well.

If you want standard Scalextric pinions, I buy mine from Pendle they sell a "Trade pack" consisting of 25 pinions. You can of course use Slot.it or any other pinion of your choice.

These motors are mainly used on my home track as I don't belong to a Club. But I have tried them on Club Tracks and they seem to go very well. They are not however in the Slot.it Class, but you wouldn't really expect that as you can buy 5 of these motors for the cost of one Slot.it unit.

Best of Luck

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Alan
 

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Phil Kalbfell
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These cheap motors motors usually have two problems that you need to look for.
Most don't have proper brushes only copper strips and also check if it has a bearing in the endbell. I have used plenty of them as replacements in certain cars but I changed the endbell and brushes for proper Mabuchi ones that came off blown motors.

Phil
 

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QUOTE (BEEJAY7 @ 23 Feb 2005, 10:48)I always use the post 1990 motors, which they sell for £10 for 5. Which is good value. Slotbug's service is excellent.

I've never had a problem with the motors and they all seem to run very well.

Alan
do any of those motors approximate the performance of an NC-1? perhaps the 80's motor? I would love to find a source of cheap 15krpm motors (like everyone else I suppose). They may have listed rpm but I couldn't find it.

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John
 

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Hi John

The ones I've bought are all quicker than an NC-1, (they are the post 1990 ones), I've used them in a variety of chassis, ranging from my own to PCS 32's. In fact I fitted one to a standard Scalex GT 40 chassis, fitted the Hornby kit body and it's quicker than the standard Scalex GT40...Very strange.

I've not tried the earlier motors, which are even cheaper!, but I would assume they would be more like the NC-1. What attracts me to them is the fact that you could buy 10 of these motors for the price of 1 NC1....Fit them to a standard PCS 32 chassis and mount the whole lot into a Revell or Hornby kit body and you have a very cheap standard racing format.....Ideal for Newcomers to the Hobby.

Regards

Alan
 
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