Model Train Repair Site For Lionel, Atlas, MTH, American Flyer, Ives, Bub, Marx, Bing Trains And More!
If your model train motor needs rebuilding, the Doc can help. All pre and post war motors for Lionel, American Flyer, Ives, Bing and others can be rebuilt and made to run like new.
Save yourself the trouble of trying to find a rare replacement motor. If you have the intact armature core, the Doc can rebuild it for you for a very reasonable fee. Usually half of what a replacement armature would cost.
Symptoms of a problem armature
Your model train motor not operating the way it once did? Here are some signs that your motor may need to see the doctor for an armature rewind:
The motor runs very hot and slows down after a few minutes of operation!
Lots of sparks coming from your brushes
Severely worn commutator
The commutator seen in the picture below (Left Picture) has a commutator that is very badly "glazed" (RIGHT) by using too much lubricants over time. The oil is vaporized and "baked" to the commutator surface. This greatly lowers performance. The armature on the (LEFT) shows a commutator that is clean and shiny. This is the way your commutator should look like after a tune-up.
Right Picture - American Flyer and Lionel armatures rewound by the Motor Doctor
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