Halloween Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Oak Lane Cemetery
Joined
·
1,927 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I've had a lot of questions reguarding the motors I used in my cauldron creep, which are two reindeer motors I swiped out of our Christmas reindeer that were getting retired this year. I got to wondering if the motors could be found online anywhere and was surprised to find a lot of people looking, but very little in the way of sources. But I did find this... http://www.kindys.com/products/decorating-accessories/replacement-motors/replacement-motor-48-animated-buck It does not have the female extra plug on it like the one I used in my cauldron, but it is otherwise identical and should work for a lot of different projects. So there ya go everyone! An inexpensive source for motors until we buy them all up at least.
 

·
Funeral Crasher
Joined
·
7,435 Posts
I couldn't see your link, but in my opinion it's a waste of time to look around for actual reindeer motors.
I've been using these motors for the past year, which is basically the motor you would find INSIDE the plastic housing of a reindeer motor. The ones I use are 5 to 6 RPM and they will reverse themselves just like the plastic reindeer motors. You can even find them online at highter RPMs if you want.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Robust-Small-AC-Synchronous-Motor-TYC-50-110V-AC-5-6RPM-CW-CCW-Torque-4Kgf-cm-/161130753601?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2584242e41

MadMax on this forum also periodically sells these motors. I just order them from China and they usually arrive in a week or two.
 

·
Funeral Crasher
Joined
·
7,435 Posts
Well, so far all I've used these motors in is some animated Ouija boards. People don't normally have that kind of prop out in the weather.

So yes, if it was a prop to be left outside you would need some kind of weather-resistant container for it. These motors aren't sealed.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top