Low revolution motors

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by TR-Flyer, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    I'm looking for a slow motor to run the downspout on my S-Gauge water tower. Want to let people push a button and lower or raise the spout. Most S'guage stuff uses a solinoid to do this but i want a slower moving solution.

    Any sources? Also going to put a blinking light on top of the tower and will place a sound card in it to get a water flowing sound. Any ideas there?

  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    might try the motor out of a scaner.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I was thinking about the "eject" motor out of a CD ROM drive, or an old CD player. I think these motors are not only geared way down, but are reverable. The same goes for Jim's idea, a scanner motor runs in both directions as well.
  4. ClarkW

    ClarkW New Member

    Would something like a slow actuation switch motor work? Thinking of a Tortise or the like.

  5. engineshop

    engineshop Member

    RC servo motor.
  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I like the Tortoise idea because you can use the
    built in limit switches to prevent overtravel when
    they hold the button down :) .
  7. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    I have an article in MR that tells you how to animate a water tower. I will E-mail you the article. It utilizes the use of a tortoise switch machine.

    thanx, Ben

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