Re: Repowering DC Hudson

Ken Clark

  Thanks for the info.
I find that tolerances in our models is such that dimensions like 3/32nd and 2.4mm are interchangeable.
Perhaps if we can identify enough ACGilbert products with this worm it will generate interest in an aftermarket replacement. 

When you think outside the box,
You are out of the loop.
Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

From: jsangiovanni <jsangiovanni@...>
To: GilbertHOtrains <>; ken <ken@...>
Sent: Sun, May 27, 2018 5:16 am
Subject: Re: [GilbertHOtrains] Repowering DC Hudson

That worm gear was also used on an S gauge accessory, though I can't for the life of me remember which one. I had picked up a couple on eBay that were sold as an S gauge worm gear. Before buying them I asked for some dimensions and they matched the HO motor worm. I bought them and they were the same gear.

On Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:06 PM, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:

Recently I acquired a mid 50's HO DC Hudson.  The OEM motor was labeled a 7-15 volt universal motor.
The motor was worn and drew a lot of current.  I replaced it with a 18mm square 4 magnet 6 pole DC motor.
The hardest part was removing the worm from the OEM motor.  Has anyone made a replacement worm available for
installation on a new motor??
  The OEM worm appeared to be a bored for a 2.4mm shaft.  I had to make a long sleeve to mount it the worm on a 2mm
shaft motor.  Was the same worm used on other Gilbert HO steamers?

ken clark

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