What you need for conversion set
- The model and upgrade kit
- Small cross head screwdriver
- Soldering iron 15W/25W
- Epoxy glue
- 3mm drill bit (no drill needed)
Installation time: Around 30 minutes
Difficulty: Pretty easy to do.
This upgrade kit is for Dapol and Tomix rail vacuum cleaner
Prices for UK customers are listed inc 20% VAT
Prices for other countries, inc EU, are ex VAT.
Dapol/Tomix track cleaner
upgrade to 12V coreless motor
Release screw from bottom of the bogie. You can then take the top housing off.
You can take the whole screw and bogie out if you want.
Question? Just reach out!
If the adapter hasn’t been fitted by us yet, fit the adapter. If the adapter fits with friction, push the back of the motor on the adapter on a piece of metal. You have to protect the back (!!), to avoid pressing the backside out of the motor housing. If the adapter has a loose fit, fit it with any Loctite glue. Don’t use super glue, as you don’t get time to press the adapter far enough.
Carefully apply fast drying epoxy glue. I’m using 90 second Araldite. Avoid putting glue close to the centre.
Fit all the parts back and you are ready to clean.
Personal note: I’m not a big fan of a device like this. It is quite brutal on the track. I advise to use RailZip2 or Auto Transmission Fluid (same stuff) to improve conduction. Smear 10 cm of rail with this stuff on a cotton but, run the train a few times over that section, run the train 3 times around the track and all locomotives will suddenly run without stutter. No need to use a rail rubber cleaning block.
And one more model has been brought back to the future!