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Old 25th May 2006, 10:13 AM   #1
Zero One is offline Zero One  Australia
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Default Potential TT motors

Currenly I'm looking at all the option for TT motors, one I havn't heard much about is the motors out of high quality Cassette Decks, I have two really good ones, I think they are 12V DC as they come from a very expensive portable player from about 25 yrs ago and I can build a DC motor controller from a kit to use with them if they are OK.

But would they be any good and what speed do they normally operate at, they certainly look beefy enough.

I do have a couple of old TT motors to but in comparison they seem to be poorer quality in terms of bearings and general construction.
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Old 26th May 2006, 12:10 PM   #2
woodturner-fran is offline woodturner-fran  Ireland
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Have any of you used the floppy drive motor idea that was noted here some time ago. I tried it with a few old floppy drives but none of them worked. I put ti down to the drives being gone.

Went out at the time and bought a brand new drive, but never got back to trying it out.

Anyone out there done it? how has the experience been?

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Old 27th May 2006, 07:37 AM   #3
moray james is offline moray james  Canada
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those Technic direct drive tables? Would think that the drive system and speed controll could be "borrowed" and built int a new table? have a look here http://www.1200s.com/ Regards Moray James.
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Old 27th May 2006, 07:49 AM   #4
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Potential TT motors
I think the cassette deck motors would be fine. I also have a couple, and they do run very quietly. I think the speed range is about right as well, depending on what pulley you attach. Perhaps even the existing pulley would be OK. Give it a try.
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