Lionel Ives armature rewinding

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by d_train, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. d_train

    d_train New Member

    Any advice on how to accomplish this? I have an old Lionel-Ives 1661E that must have had a serious incident. The armature windings are "grounding out" to the armature stack and thus to the motor shaft. I rewound the motor and I still get the same problem, less resistance between the shaft and the windings (magnet wire) than through any winding. Is it safe to insulate between the iron armature and the winding wire?
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    dont know about model moters buy worked in a shop that rewound motors and they put a layer of fish paper under windings to protect them.
  3. d_train

    d_train New Member

    what is fish paper?
  4. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Also, did you test the communtator for grounds before you rewound the motor? Fred
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Carbon buildup between the plates where the brushes run on the commuter? That's a problem with the weak bachmann 44/70 tonner power truck (old type).
  6. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    inslating paper thin tough.
  7. d_train

    d_train New Member

    The commutator is fine, I checked it out. Infinite resistance from contact to contact and between each contact and the shaft. The problem is only in the windings. Where can I get insulating paper? Thanks!
  8. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    try radio shack if they don't have it use vinyl tape.
  9. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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