Scratchbuilder's Parts: Motor Mounting Brackets
by Jim Allen, Nov. 2004
A number of motor manufacturers (or Mabuchi resellers) sold motor mounts with their motors, at least
in the early years, to help speed adoption. These motor mounts were flat pieces of brass, with
holes that fit the motor bearing, and holes for mounting screws, or sometimes C-clips,
and smaller holes for brass rod or tubing, for scratchbuilding space frames.
Gradually, motor mounts which held the rear axle bearings were developed, which evolved into the
motor brackets we see on most later vintage chassis.
Much more research is needed on this topic, but I've made a beginning!
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