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Removing carbon brushes from ringfield motor


55F

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Help please.  I am attempting to service a Hornby Ringfield motor and am unable to remove the actual brushes.  I have taken the springs out [without losing them!] but despite 'tapping' the mechanism as advised by Hornby and despite trying to dislodge them with a fine screwdriver, they will not budge! 

 

Does anyone have a solution to the problem please?

 

55f

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The brushes can be stuck in due to oil and muck or if they are very worn they tend to tip sideways and jam, easiest method is to remove the motor backplate, it is just a couple of screws and some clips that hold it on, then you can push the brushes through and clean the commutator at the same time.

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Done it.........your ideas and a lot of perseverance.  I have avoided having to take it to pieces, on the basis that when I do that, the bits don't always fit together again! For a thirty plus year old loco it runs extremely well now. Not too surprising considering all the grime I have removed.  Very satisfying. 

Thanks guys, help appreciated.

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