I just received my 2016 V2 Catalog along with the 2016 Ready to Run Catalog. On page 63 they are promoting item 20-89019, the metal, No. 805 Kadee Coupler and Draft Gear Box.
Question is this a simple Remove and Replace? Do you need the shims? Do you need screws? Does the kit come with the Shims and Screws? Please confirm if you have performed the replacement on MTH.
Lionel is now making the frame, thank you Lionel, on the newer rolling stock - Kadee Coupler ready - I believe in this case I still need the shim and screws if I want to swap out couplers - can anyone confirm?
I know from past experience and after a ton of frustration that you had to drill pilot holes, purchase the shim package and additional screws (made a simple swap a PIA) in order to complete the job. I only wish I had seen Laidoffsick's video that to convert older Lionel, MTH, Atlas, to Kadee before I engaged in the conversion. I would have had everything at the start.
Hence the questions above.