Lima Replacement Motor Adaptor: Finding the Perfect Fit!

Another short video relating to our Lima motor conversion kits.

Today we’re having a look at two alternative techniques for improving the fit between our ringfield motor adaptors and the CD drive motors that go in them.

Normally, the motor will fit into the adaptor with a good interference fit and will sit snugly, but sometimes manufacturing tolerances mean there may be a little play.

The two featured options resolve that issue for good, and take only seconds to do:

    • 01:01 – Method 1 (Permanent)
    • 03:01 – Method 2 (Reversible – Preferred Option)

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This is a follow on video that supplements our previous video on upgrading a Lima ringfield motor to a CD-style motor, using our special 3D-printed conversion kits.

You can watch that earlier video here:

For full step-by-step instructions, please visit:

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Lima Ringfield Motor Adaptors – Out now!

We’re delighted to announce that the first batches of our UK outline Lima motor upgrade kits are now available to buy via the Strathpeffer Junction online shop.

These adaptors enable you to quickly replace aged ringfield motors in OO gauge models with CD-type motors, without the need for any messing around with glue or fiddly shaft alignment.

You simply remove the old motor and gear, pop the new motor into the adaptor, trim down the new gear and fit it onto the shaft, and then install the new assembly into the motor bogie. Everything is lined up and ready to go!

Each kit contains a motor, adaptor, two replacement gears (one spare) and some heat shrink. A set of detailed step-by-step instructions can be download from the website for those who need them, and a full installation video is available via the Strathpeffer Junction YouTube channel.

You can read all about them here:

What about Hornby?

Finishing touches are also being made to a Hornby ringfield adaptor – it’s a more complex design, but works equally as well on testing. There’s a little more testing to be done, but these should be ready in the Spring. Stay tuned…