I'm in the middle of upgrading two Lionel scale Hudsons from the mid-90's to ERR Cruise. One is the C&O Yellowbelly from 1995, and the other the 5344 Hudson from 1997. Both have been fitted with Timko can motors and fan smoke. Right now, I've gotten to the point where the Cruise Commanders fit into the heat sink bracket the older LCRU's were screwed in.
The only issue I have is how to connect the RailSounds 2, back up light, and rear ElectroCoupler in the C&O's tender - more specifically, I need to know the wiring to match the connections with the original LCRU. The wiring diagrams on Lionel's support site isn't exactly very clear on which connection is which. For anyone who has upgraded these locomotives but kept the original sound system, I'd appreciate the help in figuring out which points are wired where to control the RailSounds 2 and other electronics in the tender with the Cruise Commander.
Oh yes, and which points on the Cruise Commander to connect to the IR drawbar on the 5344 Hudson. This I figure is more straightforward, since it just needs the IR connection to communicate with the tender, but I want to ensure so.