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    • September 22, 2018 1:54 PM EDT
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      Isolating the Motor Pick-ups in a Delton Doozy?

      The motor block on the Delton Doozy (and my Hartland) is "self-contained" in that when the block receives power, the motor runs and power is available at the external terminals to tie in the front axle.

       

      I want to isolate the motor from the contacts so that I can shut it off/delay its start when the track receives power.  Has anyone been able to open one of these blocks and make this modification and if so, what did you do?

       

      Thanks

    • September 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT
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      Some might suggest calling Phil at Hartland, but first you might dl the pdf they have ..

      http://www.h-l-w.com/doozie.html

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    • September 22, 2018 4:48 PM EDT
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      Thanks John, I sent them an e-mail.

    • September 23, 2018 7:03 AM EDT
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      I think I understand the question.  HLW's are the easiest of all to isolate the power from the trucks.  There is a little piece of piano wire going from contacts to wheels on each truck and the removal of that wire is simple.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at September 23, 2018 7:04 AM EDT
    • September 23, 2018 2:24 PM EDT
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      Thanks.

       

      Do you think it would be difficult to run a pair of wires out of the block for a motor contact?  I only need to isolate one side.

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at September 23, 2018 2:26 PM EDT
    • September 24, 2018 5:13 PM EDT
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      Hi Todd......  As Ric shared, the Hartland stuff is very easy to isolate and work with...    If there is a red and black wire going into the motor block, they should be connected to each side of the motor..  

       

      I've converted many of their motor blocks in the past..   

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    • October 4, 2018 5:24 PM EDT
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      Hartland responded to my email today and said they would be glad to help with assistance.  With the season now over and everything put away, thus inspired, it was a simple matter to remove the body from the frame (gotta watch for those two front scrrews) and remove and open the motor assembly.

       

      After opening the assembly, I just removed the leads from the motor and ran new motor leads into the body up through the existing pivot hole.  My only problem is that I noted on reassembly that the female screw posts are all broken up, but it seems to hold together OK so far.

       

      I emailed Hartland and thanked them.

       

      Now I can slow this thing down (12 volt motor) to run simultaneously with my other stuff as well as add a delayed start so the operator can go through the start routine (i.e., open/close the door, crank the engine three times to catch, idle) before the doozy pulls out of the station.

       

      Thanks guys. 

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at October 4, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
    • October 4, 2018 7:05 PM EDT
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      Super, Todd.......  The Hartland motors are very efficient and low current draw...  Glad Phil provided the aid...  

       

      Have phun... 

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