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    Rivarossi Motors

    I'm currently changing from dc to dcc. One of my models is a 4-6-4 Rivarossi Blue Goose, and the largest problem and most debated problem is changing the motor or replace it. Basically ​i've attached a photo of the model and motor and i'm wondering what other people have done.
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    Old Rivarossi motor and DCC

    It appears that each bogie for the tender is contact for each rail. The tender was fitted for sound at one point i'm guess, so storage isn't the issue. I guess with the motor swap is what to get for the motor. I take it there's no direct motor swap kit, anything would have to be a custom build.
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    Old Rivarossi motor and DCC

    I have an Rivarossi "Blue Goose", i'm not sure about the year. I've been doing research about Dcc affected on older models. The only problem I for see is the motor draws higher amps than new motors, but that would be as simple as get a high amp chip. Is there any other consideration that need to...

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