Author Topic: New Kato motor  (Read 4406 times)

Papa David and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3147
  • Respect: +1106
    • My website
Re: New Kato motor
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2022, 04:23:31 PM »

While I agree that the Mehano motors were junk, I found them to give decent low speed performance. Here is a video of a MRC RSD15 mechanism that I stretched out over 40 years for a C630 project (that I never finished):

Note that this has been sitting in my junk box for decades and the "idler" wheels are dragging.  :D


Having dealt with many old mechanisms....  that video is impressive to me.
Ron Bearden
CSX N scale Archivist

"All get what they want-- not all like what they get."  Aslan the Lion in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis.


  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 27234
  • Gender: Male
  • Honorary Resident Curmudgeon
  • Respect: +2932
    • Coming (not so) soon...
Re: New Kato motor
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2022, 09:46:32 PM »
I see you visited the forum couple of days ago. 

Throughout our 3-pole motors suck exchange in this thread I have asked you to provide some specific examples of 3-pole equipped locos you find inferior, and you pussyfooted around the subject.  Fine.  So, on Jan. 5th I asked you to maybe give me some examples of 5-pole equipped locos you find satisfactory (as far as slow speed goes), and that request was again met with silence.  I'm beginning to think that you are full of it (not disrespect meant, but what else should I think?).  It only takes couple of minutes of typing to provide some examples I asked for.
. . . 42 . . .