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I'd like to re-motor an athearn FP45. I'm not sure if this is a blue box, or something else. Does the genesis motor mounts fit the same pattern as the rubber mounts, just replaced with screws (that's what it looks like)? Or is it a completely different pattern? This motor has a high current draw and requires a lot to get moving.

Please forgive the messy wiring, I was getting tired of fishing when cramming that decoder in there, needs a smaller one.



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for what it's worth, athearn motors are pretty cheap, and it doesn't cost much to keep a few spare on hand ...
i still have five or six spares
 

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for what it's worth, athearn motors are pretty cheap, and it doesn't cost much to keep a few spare on hand ...
i still have five or six spares
Yeah, also tempting. I have to BB F7s that are brand new. They are ok, but a little noisy. I kind of want to try the upgrade on at least one and see how it performed

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Did the swap today. It drops right in. MASSIVE improvement! I might do it on a pair of older F units as well.

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