12 results found for 'gearboxes'

  • Gear Mounts

    Martin Brent

    Issue 53 (1992)


    Fold-up gear mounts are an increasingly popular option for modellers seeking the reliability of ready-made motor/gearbox sets without the price. Martin Brent reports on recent experiences with three types.

    Tags: gearboxes, motors

  • Living with the 1219

    Nick Ridgway

    Issue 16 (1987)


    As debate over the advantages (or otherwise) of the much-admire Portescap 1219 motor continues, Nick Ridgway reports on some serious experimentation.

    Tags: controllers, gearboxes, motors

  • No. 1 Shop Review: Transmission Components

    Iain Rice

    Issue 2 (1985)



    Mike Sharman worm-drive gearbox and spur gear box.

    Tags: components, drive systems, gearboxes, No. 1 Shop, product reviews

  • No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising

    Iain Rice

    Issue 13 (1987)


    General discussion relating to No. 1 Shop projects and correspondence: Split-frame chassis, sprung hornblock alignment, MJT Portescap gearbox, economical turntable drive motors.

    Tags: chassis, gearboxes, motors, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising

    Iain Rice

    Issue 16 (1987)


    Discussion of motors and gearboxes.

    Tags: controllers, gearboxes, motors, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: More Portescap Conversions

    Andrew Wiles

    Issue 4 (1985)



    Comments on converting Portescap gearboxes.

    Tags: gearboxes, No. 1 Shop, RTR / kit conversions

  • No. 1 Shop: Portescap Motors in awkward Locomotives

    Allan Sibley

    Issue 21 (1988)



    Allan Sibley discusses his idea of using motor/gearbox units at one remove to maximise available space.

    Tags: drive systems, gearboxes, motors, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: Rebuilding the Portescap Gearbox

    Iain Rice

    Issue 2 (1985)



    Somebody else's Christmas present - a Portescap motor - gave Mike Williams the opportunity to rebuild the gearbox to suit a particularly pressing need. He threw away the guarantee, thought of all those who had tried it before (successful and otherwise) and discusses his findings here.

    Modifying the Portescap RG4 1219 gearbox to fit smaller locomotives.

    Tags: gearboxes, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: Up-and-over gearbox for 2mm

    Pete Wright

    Issue 23 (1988)



    Pete Wright's answer to a drive train problem.

    in an N1

    Tags: drive systems, gearboxes, No. 1 Shop

  • No.1 Shop: High Efficiency Worm Drives

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 42 (1990)



    Now in his 70th year, Sid Stubbs is - as indicated by the letters M.I.Mech.E after his name - a highly-qualified engineer as well as being a well-known and long-standing modeller of great repute, particularly in the Manchester area where he lives. Over an extraordinarily long modelling career, he has helped a large number of less-skilled modellers achieve good results, and here, using school-level maths and plain language, he explains the secrets of his own make of high-efficiency worm-driven gearboxes.

    Tags: gearboxes, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding