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I have an Athearn ac4400 that I like and would like to install a can motor. What is the best can motor to use? Is Athearn Genesis motor retrofit a good choice? Thanks..... Dale.
 

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The Genesis can motor is an ok motor. It depends on what you want it to do. These motors tend to be noisier than others available. Their current draw is higher than a Kato or Atlas motor. The best I have tested is a Mashima 1833 or the corresponding A-line motor. These are quiet and have a good torque at low current level. What is available and at what price will come into play. Good luck
You can see some of my motor study results at www.llxlocomotives.com.
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A guy on ebay sells can motor kits for blue box athearn that have flywheels. His eBay name is cvbackshops
 
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