1567Re: [z_scale] More thoughts on Z-scale Hood Units
- Jul 10, 2000At 7/10/00 09:50 AM , you wrote:
>Well, since you guys are so determined to build some decent Z scaleThank you! For both pieces of info.
>chime in with some info for you. You can have gears built for you by American
>Precision Gear Co. Inc.Phone #650-595-3664, Fax #650-595-0388. If you are
>Micro-Mo, they have some great 8mm motors with 16/1 ratio gear boxes on
>plan to build some steam locos next year for both Z and N scale, but don't get
>too excited, it's going to take some time and some capital to bring these
>the retai market.
>Good luck guys!
>Reynard Wellman, DBA Micron Art
The only drawback to the gear boxes from MicroMo is that they're only
on one end of the motor, and we want the flywheels to run at motor speed,
not axle speed. I know we can get 27:1 and 30:1 reductions in the truck
towers, so space isn't a problem. It's much easier with mod 0.2 gears, but
my initial designs were with mod 0.3 gears since they can be had off the
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