November 2016

WWI 40hp Protected Simplex - Tin Turtle

Written by Martyn Redfearn.   It all started with the need for a test bed for a ‘gas electric’ loco. By using bits that were kicking about the workshop, 4 days later the ‘test bed’ was ready for Brian to wire up.  After a bit of head scratching we realised the motor was ‘series’ wound and it ran in both directions using the existing solenoids from a 12v battery, so it looked