Why remotor your brass locomotive?
If you plan on converting your older brass locomotive with an open frame motor to DCC, replacing it with a can or coreless motor is necessary.
DC can motors consists of an outer stator, typically made of either a permanent magnet or electromagnetic windings, and an inner rotor made of iron laminations with coil windings.
DC coreless motors do away with the laminated iron core in the rotor. Instead, the rotor windings are wound in a skewed, or honeycomb, fashion to form a self-supporting hollow cylinder or “basket.”
More information about can and coreless motors can be found here.
The Scale Brass Mechanic specializes in remotoring the following types of steam locomotives: