Installing remote control couplers on the TMCC equipped 6-18563 NYC GP-9?

Can this be done?  

What is availability of new Lionel remote couplers?

What are the part numbers?  

What is the cost?

Where to buy?

 LIONEL 6-18563 6-6-2014%20MTH%20LIONEL%20017




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Lionel lists kit 6-22919 for GP-9s produced before 1999 and 6-14018 for command upgradable GP-9s.  I put the 22929 kit into a command Virginian rectifier and have been very satisfied with the results.  The kit is very easy to install and the instructions are complete.


In another OGR Forum posting the following items were suggested for the GP9?

610-8855-550 Couplers and one 691-CN25-002 connector

Where to buy?

pro hobby posted:


Where to buy?

As was mentioned to you above, "Lionel lists kit 6-22919 for GP-9s produced before 1999 and 6-14018 for command upgradable GP-9s."

Why don't you check the Lionel website and order the parts? - they're available there!!

You just need the electrocouplers, that's all there is to installing them in a TMCC GP-9.  Look at the parts pro hobby posted.  Here's the two couplers and connectors for $20.50 shipped on eBay: 131888054085

For "command upgradable" engines, you first need to do the upgrade, then buy the electrocouplers.


to do booth I believe you need to splice the wires from the couplers to where one from each goes in to the spot for the coupler and the other two wires get connected together and put to ground. Your talking the first TMCC engine Lionel made. 



There is just two prongs on the board one for each coupler the other two wires need to goto a ground. I have the engine and have done it. if you want to just plug in you need one wire from each coupler to goto the board two spots. To me the easiest way was to cut one free about 2" above the jack and connect a wire from the other coupler. then take the other wire from each coupler twist together and fasten to your ground on the frame. 

This was before they did separate prongs for. just looked at your link and it is basically what I'm saying 

By the way this was how Boxcar Bill told me to do it as I just bought two coil couplerss from his as it was cheaper than the kit. 


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