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A straight swap for new wheels would not be very easy as our wheel manufacturers use a 1/8″ axle, which differs from that used by most of the Ready to Run manufacturers. Conversion packs are available for a fair number of the more recent R-T-R loco’s and these have the appropriate axle diameter to match what’s in the loco but I’m not aware of such a pack for the 06. It might be easier to pick a loco for which a pack is available (see EMGS stores) and try to obtain a secondhand example. I would keep the 06 until you have the confidence to build a new chassis for it. It would make a good first attempt as it is so simple. I say all this – I’m no expert on R-T-R conversions but hopefully others will come forward.