Lionel 700e 6-18005 can motor

Has anyone put a D.C. can motor in a 6-18005? Already swapped out up-to-date railsounds and fatboy speaker. Command control, and fan driven smoke unit, so the can motor seems like the next logical step. Almost forgot, have blind tired drives from the gold 700e.

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gunrunnerjohn posted:

Try Timko, he makes can motor mounts for many locomotives, I have a couple in the Reading T1 engines.

John, I was thinking of doing this conversion to my Lionel Reading and Chessie System T-1's from the 90's.

How do they run with the can motors? Did you have the wheels grooved as well to accept traction tires?

Mark

TCA, LCCA,

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I have the can motors, but I don't have traction tires.  They run fine without tires, obviously don't have the pulling power of a similar sized loco with traction tires.  I'm able to pull 18-20 cars around with one, including the grades, so they're not bad.  If I try to pull too many cars, I get wheel slip on the grades, kinda' cool.  I actually wouldn't put traction tires on this one as the motor Timko uses for the T-1 is not that large, so I like the fact that I'll get wheel slip before I overload the motor.  A larger motor wouldn't fit inside the shell.

Sounds good, I am probably going to order the can motors with the bracket from Frank and install them myself, then add DC Command and Railsounds

Mark

TCA, LCCA,

All Lionel!!

Postwar, MPC, LTI Standard O, Postwar Celebration Series, Conventional Classics, All the way!!!

 

I know this thread is old but i also have a 18005 and want to do the can motor from timko. With the motor being on the small size would the cruise commander lite be big enough if used with overload protection to the motor? I dont have grades but i do have an s surve that sliws down the engine a good amount and think adding cruise might smooth it out.

thanks for any advice!

No way!  The locomotive is pretty heavy, you'll want the full cruise setup.  Don't try to save $40 here, it's not worth it!  I use the CC-Lite in small stuff like brass Atlantic models, etc, but not something like the T1.

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