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Lima Ringfield Replacement CD Motor & Adaptor 12V Kit (LA6/12MM/Bo-Bo)

(1 customer review)

£14.75

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Description

A brand new OO Gauge Lima ringfield motor conversion kit, comprising:

    • a high quality low-noise can motor,
    • computer-designed 3D-printed adaptor,
    • 2 x gears (one spare), and
    • 2 x lengths of heat shrink tubing.

This kit currently uses a D/V 9.0 motor with internal components designed for up to 14Vdc. Comprehensive testing confirms that it performs reliably without voltage dropping, so no diodes are required for either DC or DCC usage, and CV5/CV6 programming is optional (depending on your preferred running characteristics).

As with all of our Lima kits, the conversion process is fully reversible, so the old ringfield (pancake) motor can be reinstalled at any time. The adaptor is also reusable, meaning the motor, adaptor and/or gear can be replaced with ease, if ever the need arises.

Read more about our ringfield adaptor kits here: www.strathpefferjunction.com/ringfieldadaptors

Need for speed?

This motor kit is suitable for 12 volt usage and whilst it’s the best option for most situations, it will run a little slower than our 6 volt motor kits.  Those seeking the fastest possible speeds for HST sets etc. may still prefer our 6V upgrade kit with a diode voltage dropper.

Compatibility

We have tested the adaptor in UK outline models marked with an asterisk below. Based on visual assessment, this adaptor should also work with all ringfield models listed. Very occasionally, light sanding may be required around the lugs to ensure clearance.

    • Class 26*
    • Class 27*
    • Class 33*
    • Class 42 (Warships)*
    • Class 43 (HST)*
    • Class 73*
    • Class 87
    • Class 101*
    • Class 117*
    • Class 121 *
    • Class 156
    • Class 373 (Eurostar)
    • Class 960 Sandite Unit*
    • GWR Railcar*
    • 0-4-0 (Diesel & Steam)

★ For our 6V 12mm/Bo-Bo Lima adaptors, please click here.
★ For our 10mm/Co-Co Lima adaptors, please click here.
★ For our Small Loco Lima adaptors (suitable for Class 08/09 shunters and GWR Prairie), please click here.

Disclaimer

We can accept no liability or responsibility for any damage or injury occurring from the installation and use of our motor replacement kits. Installation requires modifications and the use of tools, some of which have the potential to damage you and/or you models, as well as other components and equipment. Users must not commence work unless they are confident that they have the skills and experience necessary to complete it successfully, and install these kits and undertake work to their models at their own risk.

Additional information

Weight 55 g

Usage Advice

1.  Our replacement motors are high quality 12v DC motors designed for CD/DVD drives. The output from a DCC decoder or a DC controller can exceed their voltage rating depending on how hard hard the loco is being worked. Whilst our own tests (and those of many others before us) show that these motors are capable of handling voltages higher than their rating, in order to avoid motor burn-out, prolong motor life and achieve prototypical speeds, we recommend:

    • For DC/Analogue use, speeds are kept low manually via the controller and a diode* voltage dropper should be considered in order to reduce voltage going to the motor (as outlined in the instructions);
    • For DCC use, speeds are kept low manually via the controller, decoders should have their CV5 value reduced (if available) and, particularly where CV5 adjustment is not available, a diode* voltage dropper should be considered in order to reduce voltage going to the motor (as outlined in the instructions).

2.  With all CD-style motor conversions, it is good practice to: i) maintain very high speeds for relatively short periods only, ii) keep running on steep inclines to a minimum, iii)  avoid coupled up with excessively long rakes of coaches/wagons, and iv) where less robust 10mm motors are fitted, resist the temptation to fit additional weight to the loco.

3.  It is recommended that locomotives fitted with our 3D printed adaptor kits are not run for more than an hour continuously. This is principally to reduce wear on the motor, through a build up in heat.

4. We recommend that locomotives fitted with can-style CD motors are:

    • Not run without a DCC decoder as ‘Locomotive 0’ on a DCC model railway layout (this is will lead to over-heating and rapidly ruin the motor), and
    • Not placed on the tracks whilst a high frequency track cleaner (such as the Gaugemaster HF-1/HF-2)  is in operation. There have been some reports that the frequency can damage the motors, although it is not something that we have tested.

Instructions

The following instruction manuals are available for this product:

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Instructions for 10mm & 12mm Lima Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kits (LA1, LA2 & LA6) 442.11 KB 1303 downloads

Step-by-step instructions for our LA1, LA2 & LA6 Lima ringfield motor upgrade...
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Lima Replacement Motor Kits Troubleshooting Guidance (OO/HO) 276.46 KB 383 downloads

We have prepared a troubleshooting guide to address some of the rare, but potential...
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Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kit Label 1.65 MB 384 downloads

Product label. ...
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Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kit Product Leaflet & Advice 8.84 MB 448 downloads

Product overview and usage advice. Last revised: 15 April 2021. ...

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  1. robert.ciglar@adventure.si (verified owner)

    Product is fitting and performing flawlessly.
    Installation is easy and instructions are on the spot. I would like to commend communication and help provided by the seller.
    Would highly recommend this product to novice or skilled hobbyist.
    Robert

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    • Strathpeffer Junction (store manager)

      Many thanks indeed for the great feedback, Robert. It’s very much appreciated and we’re delighted that you’re happy with the kit.

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