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Hi.

I was cleaning out my parts box today and I found this.



I have absolutely no idea how I came to have it or what it is out of, or even if it is slot car related. It has a brass pinion and it runs.

Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated

Cheers

Steve
 

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From the connections at the end of the wires I would say it once got it's power via an MRRC guide, but I don't think the motor is MRRC.

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It is an Airfix/MRRC motor from the Clubman Kit Series in the mid/ late 1960's.

This was the fast motor that was used. The ready built budget cars used a Johnson 111 motor.

The slimline clubman motor shown was a 3 pole, but there is also a 5 pole version which was used in some of the Airfix model trains.

The clubman motor together with the slimline chassis is very usefull for scratch building earlt & mid sixties Grand Prix cars. I have used them in Super Shells Ferrari 158 and Stackpipe BRM. It is a smooth motor and is ideal for home circuit use. A 35-40 ohm controller suits it best.

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Thanks guys. I really appreciate your help.

I did think scratch built 60's F1 when I saw it
but I'm so time poor these days.........but now I know what it is I'll pop it in the spare motors drawer 'cause you never know when it'll come in handy.


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Hi

What sort of information?

Derived from the older Ks motor. I have seen it in their Honda, Eagle, BRM P261 kits as well as some sports cars. At a guess, perhaps the same power level as a current Mabuchi FC130s in a stock scalex.

They were not generally available in the U.S. When I saw my first, I was in love. Nice club track motor! Since then, I have cheerfully purchased every one I could.

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I thought this was a Clubman motor



Seems to be 6-pole, but there are only 3 comm plates.


Sure does scream, though!

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That's the MRRC "split 6" or "star wound" motor that was fitted to some of there RTR cars , it's the same motor as the one found in the MRRC 4WD cars but with the armature shaft at only one end and a different plastic moulding for the steering unit, it's also an animal to use as it has far too much power for the kind of cars it was intended for.

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John
I must disagree I have used these motors for years and have never found them to be 'too powerful'. I might add that they have been mainly used with Classic Fiberglass bodies with brass rod chassis. They work beautifully.
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I agree, the second motor (Mr Material's pics) is derived from the MRRC 4WD motor which pre-dates the Airfix take-over (Yes I was around in those days).

Check the motor bearings as they should be ball bearings.

The motor was very sturdy and was used in the short lived MRRC 1/24 ready built cars with vac-formed bodies. They went out of favour when the high powered Mabuchi motors came along, but still managed to win a major 24 hour race (I think it was in Australia) well after its sell-by date.

They were expensive motors at the time, and I could never afford one on my pocket money.

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Yes, if you put one into a brass rod chassis with a heavy body then the extra balast would probably tame it and make it quite driverble but they were originally designed to to be used with a light 1/32 injected body [i am sure that one of the RTR's was the 1/32 Eagle F1], steering unit and tall gripless rubber tyre's! all the one's i tried which include the 4WD versions have been a bit of a hand full.
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I still have my Mercedes 4WD it isn't a handful in fact it's easy to control. Mind you I have had a couple of days in which to get the feel of it. Sticking a couple of Neodimium Magnets onto the motor does improve the braking characteristics. Seems to improve the torque also.
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