Electric wheelchair motors

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Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Post by Erskine Tramway » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 am

Realizing this is an internal combustion reference, some of the park train manufacturers ran from an automatic transmission down to a multi belt or chain 'drum' in the center of the chassis. From there, they used pretty much standard automotive driveshafts with a universal on each end, connected to a gearbox on the inner axle of each truck. Being splined, the driveshafts get longer or shorter as the trucks swivel into and out of curves.

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Re: Electric wheelchair motors

Post by NP317 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:43 am

"Being splined, the driveshafts get longer or shorter as the trucks swivel into and out of curves."

Ala Shay, Heisler, and Climax locomotive drive shafts.
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