Conversion and repair service

Looking for a conversion and repair service? Your model trains are your prized possessions, and we want them to stay in top condition! Nevertheless, sooner or later everyone will have to deal with maintenance, because like all mechanical products,
they wear out. Is that a big problem? We don’t think so!

Domburg Train Support offers as a service to repair, overhaul and convert your model trains to digital. We once started our business with this service, and with success. There are now as more than 2,000 driving through our
converted locomotives around Europe.

We have a very high standard of quality, which means that we inspect each model beforehand and check that the desired job makes sense and will stand in value to the amount you pay for it. We digitize and repair
not without reason, but only if the result will also be satisfactory.

Any locomotive can be converted to digital!

Our philosophy is that any locomotive can be made digital, we don’t care what scale! From scale Z to scale 1. The question is more whether the model is worth converting. This is up to you; we will give you prior
provide a report and include a price estimate. If you agree to the quote we will start your job.

Besides overhaul, repair and decoder installation, you can also come to us by replacing motors (SB Modellbau or Clock Anchor), interior lighting or LED lighting! We have all the specialties. 

Note! (here comes that catch)

There is a good reason why we call this a “service.” From repairing, overhauling and rebuilding locomotives, we cannot keep the proverbial stove smoking. If we were to charge you for the service on an hourly basis,
Then it becomes very costly. To make the service still somewhat affordable, we have low prices that we base on a full week of labor for our specialist.

This automatically means that we do not perform the work daily, but save up until a time when the service makes sense to perform. This way we can ensure that the service will always be available to you.

As a practical matter, we schedule a week each month to perform this service. This is highly dependent also on availability of materials and decoders. Please note that the average turnaround time is
from notification to execution involves 6-12 months for regular assignments.

Does it take too long?

No problem, we can also schedule your job as a project. In that case, you agree to be paid the regular hourly rate (
see here). 

your project will then be scheduled in consultation with you after the quote is issued and your approval is obtained.  

US Seaboard in N scale equipped with light and sound

Piko NS 1200 in N scale with knocking sound

BR 103 in scale Z equipped with sound and light

BR 64 in scale N with gound and Powerpack

How does our conversion and repair service work?

Our service works quite simply and clearly:

Step 1: Sign in

At the bottom of this page you will find a 
registration form. You fill it out and then send it digitally to our workshop.

Our conversion specialist will log it into our system on occasion and you will receive confirmation of this by email. This comes in the form of a “ticket” with a unique number.

Note: Do NOT send the model yet, please do so only when instructed by us.

Step 2: Wait for contact

As soon as your order can be processed by our specialist, they will contact you. He will, if possible, provide you with a quote (subject to inspection), or ask to offer the model if necessary for an appropriate offer.

Step 3: Sending

Once your quote is approved by you, we will ask you to submit the model to us.

Do this on instructions from us, and not on your own initiative!

Step 4: sitting back

Once we take delivery of your model, our specialist will give an appraisal to the model. He will check them for flaws and defects, and document them. Moreover, he will assess the model’s suitability for the assignment you have given.

Before work begins, any findings will be shared with you.

If you do not hear from us, then your model has been found suitable for the assignment.

Step 5: The moment at stake

Once the specialist has completed your job, he will provide you with an email. In this email you will find the work order with the costs and materials incurred. He also wrote a report in here of the conversion, and the results
of the tests.

If you wish, you can ask us for moving pictures of your model on our test track via. We will share these with you via Whatsapp or Telegram.

After agreement and receipt of payment, we will ship the model to you by PostNL or DHL if you wish. Pickup in our store or at one of the fairs is also an option.


Practice has shown that 100% guarantee of a good outcome is not possible. After all, we work with used model trains, often a bit older and worn out. But the possibility of an accident is in a small corner, even with us this goes
sometimes wrong. There is also no guarantee that, despite our intensive testing, the model will function properly in your home. Because your model layout has different characteristic factors than ours.

In conclusion

Above all, do not worry, even then we will not let you down. With us, you get a commitment that even then we will try to solve your problem. If this is due to an error on our part, then
this of course under warranty. If the problem is not caused by our service, we will assist you to fix it.

We consider unburdening you very important; we see this as part of quality. 

The prices of conversion and repair

Just fixing something?


Minor repairs


Replacement of parts

Programming decoders

Solving small problems


Engine overhaul


The engine is completely overhauled

New carbon brushes included

Bogies are cleaned

The model is re-lubricated


Replacing non-slip straps


Replacing the anti-slip straps

Non-slip straps included

For floatation a surcharge of € 30, -.

The standard conversion work


Installation of NEM decoder in a prepared locomotive


NEM 651, NEM 651, Plux, Next and MTC

Programming decoder

Decoder not included


Installation of decoders in locomotives without preparation for digital.


Locomotive overhaul included

Programming decoder

Decoder not included


Installation of multiple decoders

in railcars


Locomotive overhaul included

Programming decoder

Decoders not included

A little different than usual


Installation of wired NEM decoder in a prepared locomotive


NEM 651, NEM 651, Plux, Next and MTC

Programming decoder

Decoder not included


Full package with all options such as sound, motor and lighting


Locomotive overhaul included

Programming decoder

Decoder not included


Installation of a replacement engine


Programming decoder

Including milling


DTS Hobbydag

No desire to wait very long, wait times on regular conversion work can exceed 6 months….

Then you can offer your job on a project basis!

We will then carry out your assignment at an hourly rate of €45 per hour excl. VAT (€ 54.45 incl 21% VAT)

You can express your wishes in the form below!

Register your assignment here!

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Since January 2024, we have partnered with Mike Wagenaar of This is to address the continued growth in demand, and the tremendously long wait times.

We will outsource all regular repair maintenance and conversion work to We do this under our own operations so that we continue to function as an intermediary for you. For you, we simply remain
the contact person!

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