Remotoring a Rivarossi Y6

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Wed Mar 1 22:16:17 EST 2006

In my article on detailing the Y6b, I also showed how to repower them.
You can replace the motor with one of the same size using silicone to
mount it. It is not that hard to do, finding a motor that size is going
to be the problem.

Kurt S. Kramke MMR

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> I want to revamp one of my poor runners, a Y6b with the cab-mounted

> can motor. Its very balky, I got the unit from someone and it was

> obviously not well-cared for. Even with alligator clips on the motor

> contacts, it runs in fits and starts and not steady at all on the

> bench. I was wondering how huge an undertaking it would be to replace

> that motor with something else. I have another motor that runs better

> from a junked Riva loco but the holes in the motor case don't match

> where they need to be to swap out motors.

> Any recommendations?


> Bob Welsh





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