Replacement motors

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jwpesq, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. jwpesq

    jwpesq New Member

    Hello, I have recently purchased three of the "Old Timer" 4-4-0's( the ones made by Rivarossi and IHC) which I will probably repaint and detail out somewhat. But I would also like to install new or upgraded motors with better running characteristics than the original ones. Does anyone know a good source for better motors for these locos, or a specific motor? Sorry if this has been covered before, but I am new here. Thanks, John.
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    HI John and welcome aboard....check out this site....they may have suitable motors...I don't think that anything is going to be an exact replacement but a small high quailty can motor that will fit in the available space should do the trick.
  3. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Welcome, John --- particularly as you are interested in period modeling. There aren't enough of us on here who prefer 19th century railroading.....

    Vic's advice is right on. NWSL is probably about the best source of motors --- and gearing.

  4. jwpesq

    jwpesq New Member


    Bill and Vic, thanks for the info on the motor replacement, I will check them out. John.

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