Walthers new servo point motor

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Walthers new servo point motor

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:37 pm

I have investigated most options of point motors for my web page and for my own benefit and came to the conclusion that servo's are the way to go.
Although Peco have brought one out and several manufacturers have pcb' to drive them now from DCC, there is still little in the way of bracketry. (so I designed and made my own)
Just out is a new offering, though I doubt it is available other than in the US at the moment.

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby Suzie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 am

Looks like they have gone out of their way to make a tiny servo as big as a tortoise!

There are a few servo motor offerings available now, most are quite similar, but some are better designed for the task of being point motors.

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby Paul-H » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:08 am

Nice to see someone turning a cheap servo into an expensive model railway item 8)

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby Emettman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am

Well, if one knows why one might need 21 wires on a point motor you probably need this machine.

I once got up to 9, but I'm largely heading the other way: right down to zero in some cases.

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby rainynight65 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:56 am

Are there measurements available for these anywhere? My problem at the moment is that I have a table top without legs, which is sitting on top of other tables. I can work below it, but I have limited clearance - neither the Tortoise nor the Cobalt will fit under it at this time.

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby TimberSurf » Thu May 17, 2018 7:03 am

51 x 51 x 70, they are not particularly small, see my points guide

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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby Bufferstop » Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am

lord it must have been hard work making a servo housing so big.
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Re: Walthers new servo point motor

Postby rainynight65 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:24 pm

TimberSurf wrote:51 x 51 x 70, they are not particularly small, see my points guide


Yeah, that ain't fitting anywhere at the moment.

I'm about to give the Cobalt SS motors a whirl, just waiting for my shipment from Hattons.

Great table though, some of those motors I haven't heard of yet.


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