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Just wondering if anyone has taken the ("Power Functions 2.0") Bluetooth system out of the Cargo Train 60198 or Passenger Train 60197 sets and put it in the Winter Holiday Train set 10254?

  • I going to do it next week. It looks like putting the train motor under the tender instead of the engine will be a cleaner build. – Dan1138 Nov 18 '18 at 2:28
  • So are you pretty certain that it can be done? I was considering buying both the Holiday train set and the Cargo train, and using the BT motor setup in the Christmas train. But, I don't have any experience with Lego trains yet, so I wasn't sure if it would work. – vwfreak Nov 18 '18 at 8:36
  • The Lego instructions are good, but I am not satisfied. If I can come up with something better I will post some photos. – Dan1138 Nov 21 '18 at 1:17
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Haven't done the 10254 yet with powered up, but have converted several other trains... The train motors have the exact same dimensions and the powered-up smart hub has the same dimensions as the battery box of the power functions system. What's different is that you don't need the space for the IR receiver and that the motor is immediately connected to the hub rather than the receiver.

What will differ is the following steps from the instruction manual: IR-room Those steps make room for the IR-receiver which isn't necessary now..., for the rest you can follow the instructions exactly...

  • The motor is basically the identical shape and the battery box is the same size/shape, but there is one difference which could be important, which is the plug location. It's on top of the old battery box, in the middle, and on the front of the new one (and there are two, side-by-side). – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Nov 19 '18 at 2:28
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    Good point in general, however for the 10254, the plug location isn't a problem, the entire top and side is exposed in the tender – Michael Verschaeve Nov 19 '18 at 6:01

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