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Fits Fleischmann Art 7218 and similar models.
What you need for conversion set
- The model and upgrade kit
- Thin wire
- Small flat screwdriver
- Soldering iron 15W/25W
Installation time: Around 20 minutes
Lift the housing of the model. See Fleischmann instructions. There has been some time since I made this kit and I am writing the instructions, so I can’t remember exactly how it goes. I think there is a tab on the back.
Remove the motor
You might be able to pull the gear off with your fingers, but on my model it had a tight fit and I used my gear puller, available here. That made it an easy job (also very useful for other projects).
Press the sprocket on the brass tube.
Place the gear with the adapter on the motor. Test first where the sprocket aligns with the sprocket below.
Put solder on the contacts. You’ve got to use a solder iron, of course. Just holding soldering wire against a contact without using a hot solder iron, as seen on the picture, doesn’t get you anywhere.
Press housing back in place, fit screw and enjoy!
If you want to convert this model to DCC, check out the CV settings for this motor.