Soap dispenser motor

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Mountain » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:39 pm

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby End2end » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:45 pm

Bigmet wrote:(Perhaps this is just me, but 'air fresheners' and the like would be better generally titled 'rancid stinkmakers', or in the case of the least offensive examples, 'spectacularly sickly sweet overkill'.

:lol: :lol: Agreed!
I meant the infra-red parts though. Perhaps in hidden sidings as detection. :idea:
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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Peterm » Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:28 pm

Bigmet wrote:
End2end wrote:Something just occurred to me. Those auto air fresheners that spray when someone walks passed.
I bet they have some interesting electrickery inside...

For sure. But do you want your model railway to smell like some nasal incompetent's idea of what a spring meadow smells like? :lol: (Perhaps this is just me, but 'air fresheners' and the like would be better generally titled 'rancid stinkmakers', or in the case of the least offensive examples, 'spectacularly sickly sweet overkill'. It's like bagpipes, quite pleasant played from the far side of a Scottish loch, as heard at my location 22 miles north of Trafalgar Square.)

:lol: Well said. I feel exactly the same about those rancid stink makers.
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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Mountain » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:19 am

I must admit that when I once stayed in a room for the night with one of those in, I had to shut it in the toilet as the smells were giving me partial shutdowns. I could not turn the thing off as it did not have an off switch and I had no access to its battery compartment.

Every time it worked it made a noise and my Mum thought someone had a bad cold and was sneezing in the accomodation next door.

I don't get on with smells.

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby RAF96 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:37 am

If you have pets some of those stink maker flavours are also lethal, both plug in and battery operated types. I have seen reports of folk using them to mask doggy smells and a rapid trip to the vet was needed.
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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Bigmet » Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:54 am

End2end wrote:...I meant the infra-red parts though. Perhaps in hidden sidings as detection. :idea:

You could exploit that. The Dettol soap dispenser was a 'break the beam' detector, neat little unit with a red LED (could go on a buffer stop!).

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby boxbrownie » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:00 pm

Mountain wrote:You will know who obtained their motors from where as when at exhibitions some will smell nice and every so often spray what looks like steam out of their chassis...,


From some of the attendees at exhibitions this sounds like a definite plus….. :wink:
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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:02 pm

I just connect them up to my variable power supply, and wind it up to the fastest sensible speed. Usually comes out at just under 3,6 or 12 volts. In the last couple of decades I've only had two motors go open circuit, a Hornby ringfield and the can motor in a Bachmann Class 03 Shunter. The freebie ones out of toothbrushes, furbies and various short life action toys seem unburstable.
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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Mountain » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:37 am

RAF96 wrote:If you have pets some of those stink maker flavours are also lethal, both plug in and battery operated types. I have seen reports of folk using them to mask doggy smells and a rapid trip to the vet was needed.

For the people or for the dog?

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Byegad » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:07 am

Bigmet wrote:
End2end wrote:Something just occurred to me. Those auto air fresheners that spray when someone walks passed.
I bet they have some interesting electrickery inside...

For sure. But do you want your model railway to smell like some nasal incompetent's idea of what a spring meadow smells like? :lol: (Perhaps this is just me, but 'air fresheners' and the like would be better generally titled 'rancid stinkmakers', or in the case of the least offensive examples, 'spectacularly sickly sweet overkill'. It's like bagpipes, quite pleasant played from the far side of a Scottish loch, as heard at my location 22 miles north of Trafalgar Square.)


Yes the 'Pipes' are best heard in Scotland, at a safe 100 miles from the border I really enjoy not hearing them!

Our next door neighbour is an air 'freshener' fan. She took a parcel in for us and, while I really appreciated the thoughtful act, I had to take it into the garden, unwrap it, put the wrapping in the bin and wash my hands before I wasn't blinded by the 'scent'. It set my asthma off big time!

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Re: Soap dispenser motor

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:23 am

When I was buying my previous car, The first time I looked at it the only thing I didn't like was the overbearing pong from an "air freshener", The salesman realised and threw it out, but when I took another look it was obvious it was an attempt to clear the smell of stale tobacco. I liked the car and he promised me it would be freshened up. He was true to his word the smell was gone, in a box on the passenger seat was a brand new draw for the ash-tray, which they had been forced to throw out before they could make any progress on removing the smell.
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