Replacement motor for Hornby Flying Scotsman

Hi, I have my old, circa mid to late 70's, Hornby Flying Scotsman that I would like to resurect for my nephew's train set. I have tried it but it doesn't seem to want to work. Putting the voltage directly onto the motor brush connections results in a very rough and erratic motor turning slowly. So I assume the motor needs replacing. The electric motor is in the engine (not the tender) and is a long thin device with open sides, i.e. you can see the central core of the motor spin. I have searched the next but have not managed to find a supplier showing similar looking motors for sale. Can someone advise of the motor type that was fitted to these early engines and possibly a supplier of replacement motors. Thanks for your help. Adrian

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6 years ago #2
TheTriangman
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Sounds like the X.03 motor, the cheaper Hornby version of the superb old Tri-ang X.04 motor. A good service and clean, and replacement motor brushes will put that motor to rights. The motor hasn't been made since early 1979. The only way to find good replacments is on Toy and Train fairs.

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6 years ago #3
Adrian
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Thanks Triangman, sounds like I need to send it one of the specialist restorers I see advertising on the net. I wonder if there would be a market if someone got a batch made in China? Any recommendations on restoration companies? Thanks again, Adrian

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6 years ago #4
thetriangman
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Hi Adrian

You are in luck, I'm not thetriangman for nothing, I restore this vintage models.

Hornby won't make the motor again, I've tried, they are more geared up to the cheap disposable can motor today and don't want to know. They won't release the tools and tooling either.

Regards

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4 years ago #5
thetriangman
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If you want it doing please let me know.

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2 weeks ago #6
774380
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hi, I have two X04 motors in need of refurbishment, would you be interested in doing the job.
Mail me if interested.
Many thanks
Adrian.

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