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Changing over the axles in trix/Maerklin items is pretty easy and the shop will do it if asked or you can do it your self. The problem is when you have an item which carries current for lighting etc. If the item you have ordered is the one I think it is then you will not be able to operate the glowing led feature by changing the wheels without some form of rectifying the current from ac to dc.

I have some Maerklin coaches with lighting and chose to remove the third rail shoe underneath, remove the power pick ups and lose the lighting as rectification was a problem. However if this is the torpedo ladle wagon with the glowing molten iron and rotating body then these features are ones you will not want to lose. Trix did do a version of this however if you ordered the Maerklin version it will be set up for AC current. You might want to discuss this with the shop.
 
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