The motor looks like some that we discussed on Don's Hong Kong thread a year or two ago. Probably made for low voltage, but a similar one (JEI HK-52) that I used in a homebuilt car back in the 70s survived several years of occasional running on 12V.
That motor was featured in any number of plastic toys you could buy in Woolworths c.1965!
Anyone remember Scalecraft models? Made in Twickenham, I'm proud to say. I had the Isle of Wight ferry in my bath. Proper paddle wheels. Pulled plenty of them apart to see how they worked. Never thought of putting one in a slot car.
It's the Kako 3V motor, mainly made for battery toys, but used on a lot of early slot cars, including Strombecker (front-mounted, with shaft extension - see early Strommie thread), and Eldon/Ungar (direct drive rear wheels and regular contrate setup).
I think Philippe or somebody finally figured out that Kako was a Mabuchi brand, but not sure... and as said above, these motors were in thousands of different kinds of toys - but they also made a full lineup of all different sizes, some used in early R/C models.
If yours survived operation at 12V, even occasional, you got lucky Rob!
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