Last page update: 18 JUN 2018
Since January 2017, the Tramfabriek has been shipping its trams with this magnificent, tiny motor. A motor, with a similar internal design like you know from Faulhaber and Maxon, but for a much lower price (reflecting a more realistic current price for this technology). Now the Tramfabriek again wants to bring the same motor to the market, but now with a shafts on each side.
There has been quite a bit of requests for the tiny motor with a shaft on both sides. I am happy to announce that I am able to get this produced. But because the model train market, which can greatly benefit from this motor, is relatively small for micro motor manufacturers, the start up cost to have the tools made are higher that I can handle financially on my own. Therefore I have set up this Crowdfunding campaign, in order to bring this dream motor to the model rail hobbyists.
As many of you have experienced by now, this little motor works great in the Tramfabriek models, but is also a brilliant replacement for old motors. In the history of model trains, smaller motors weren’t the best performers and did got the best out of your trains. But the introduction of small, coreless motor has changed all that. Imagine the possibilities if you can now add a flywheel to it or a worm gear on both sides.
The dimensions of the motor will stay the same at 8 x 16 mm, but the 1mm shaft on both sides will be 10 mm (see preview attached). With a 1mm to 1.5mm adapter or silicon tube for a drive shaft (available when ordering) we can find many more good uses for it.
You can now be part of the crowd funding campaign and/or stay up to date with the development for the motor by subscribing to the mailinglist. On that page, you express your interest in the motor by ticking the box ‘Coreless motors’ and I will only contact you about this motor. Of course you can unsubscribe any time or subscribe to any of the other items.
Campaign started 11 JUN 2018
Above: See the power of the one shaft motor in action in the video
Updated 18 JUN 2018
This is a small, but very powerful coreless motor, measuring 8x16 mm. It is running very smooth and slow at a low voltage and is the Tramfabriek choice for all its locomotives. Works straight on 12V, a resistor is not necessary.
Digitally they work great without additional configuration with Lenz Silver+ Mini and Lenz Gold+ Mini.
Width casing: 8 mm
Length: 16 mm
Axle diameter: 1 mm
Axle length: 2 x 10mm
Min RPM: 400
Max RPM at 12V: 13,300
Load torque: 3g.cm
Stall torque: 14.5g.cm
Example of the motor with one shaft.
This Coreless motor with one shaft is already in stock and available for purchase by clicking below:
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount. It has helped both small businesses and consumers to bring things to the market, which otherwise wouldn't have been possible.