Solenoid Motor of Wood

Maker: Frits Kaan Around 6 months ago Henk Kaan made an improved solenoid motor based on my original design. Then his brother Frits made his version nearly entirely of wood (apart from the flywheel which is brass, with a wooden cover). About the used materials:The ‘dark wooden pieces’ have been made from ‘Padouk’.The ‘light wooden … Read more

Solenoid Tractor Running

Designed as I went along, optimised the solenoid motor and now have the Solenoid Tractor running. The tractor sounds and looks very much like a Field Marshall, the single cylinder engine being replicated by the heavy permanent magnets in the moving piston solenoid. OK, it’s not fully painted, some areas have been left in undercoat. … Read more

Solenoid Tractor Gears

brass gears paired up into a reduction drive set

Solenoid tractor gears or more precisely the connecting of the rotational output from the motor to the wheels. Accomplished using 1.5 mod brass gears machined using the Genmitsu 3018-pro cnc machine. In the first part of this build I made a solenoid that generated 5x the force of the original motor. I then created an … Read more

Solenoid Tractor

Sometimes I have to build something that is different and in my head, this time a solenoid tractor. Firstly I needed to make a more powerful solenoid motor. Solenoid Motor The original model engine, designed to be a take on the horizontal steam engine. The solenoid armature running as a piston through the centre of … Read more