hi`, i just recieved the Lionel 2023 50th anniversary set i purchased on e-Bay, it runs like a champ, only thing i noticed is there is no wire for the coupler on the front power truck, any ideas on how to replace this, i can do some soldering, thanks for any and all suggestions, Phil
Here is the breakdown of the front coupler:
Simply solder your wire to the same rivet the coil is on the fiber board at the end of the coupler and coil assembly.
That wire then is routed to the rear truck and connected to the the pickup shoe solder lug.
Here you can see the breakdown of the rear tuck collection system, including the uncoupling shoe.
The entire set of service diagrams is kindly hosted by Olsen's: http://www.olsenstoy.com/2023.htm