Does anyone on the forum have experience with using an Etek DC motor (formerly made by Briggs & Stratton, now made by another firm) as the motive power for a large 1.5" scale electric engine (such as a GP9, RS3 or the such)? For those who are not sure what I'm talking about, check out the link below. http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/ETK-ETEKR.html
Any and all experience/advice/suggestions are welcome.
Supposedly, this is the
way to go if you want to pull a lot, and indeed in the description given on the website above, they specifically list "ride on trains" as one of the primary uses of this motor. The specs are certainly very impressive, and it was recommended to me that a 300 amp 4QD controller be used to drive it.