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Hi everyone: I am about to try to rewind some armatures that I have laying around and maybe I can tap some of the knowledge out there.  They are all pre war type six or type seven motors. I made a jig that I saw on You tube that should help but my problem is I would like to remove the commutator and I can not see how it is on the shaft. Does anybody know how it is on there was it pressed on or epoxied on Does anybody sell them. I know a couple of guys do rebuild them and probably do a great job but I would like to try this myself.

Thanks Jim

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I have rewound a number of Flyer S gauge diesel and steam armatures in the past. I do make sure I use the same gauge wire. In my experience you will never get the same number of turns on as they did in the factory. I usually get close to 90% of the original length back on and have not noticed any difference in performance or overheating by having less wire.

Well finished rewinding my first one. Am sure I miscounted but ran it for about an hour and it seems ok. Stayed nice and cool, It does appear that the commutator is pressed on, I did the first without taking it off and it was tough getting all the coils on. I am going to attempt to take it off for the next one(i have at least five that I have to do). Has anybody taken the commutator off. If so does anybody know how if can be expoxied back on if I can't press it on?

Thanks Jim

Talked to him yesterday super nice guy. This man knows his armatures (in my first conversation with him he knew the number of turns in my pre war armature). He is going to rewind one for me and sell me the commutator plates that if I want to rewind some of my own. He also said he would guide me on how to press it on if I decide to go that route. So if you have questions or need some rewound call him.

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