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I'm refinishing my TYCO GP-20 (first HO engine I ever bought, 40 years ago) and as part of the job I want to convert the couplers to body-mounted Kadees. I'm having difficulty finding documentation. (yes, I'll have to do something with the cavities for truck-mounted couplers, bit I think some ABS sheet and MU hoses will provide enough believability for an engine that will spend its days in a display case, and yes I got it running last night.

I'd love some guidance and suggestions.

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Hey Peter, Go to Kadee website and look for their Conversion Chart, and follow the Coupler Conversions...your GP-20 is there!! Good man, there are some uses for those Old School Locomotives!! Good Luck!
 

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I visited Kadee's site before posting, and I found an entry for couplers to replace the horn/hook couplers in the existing truck-mounted boxes, but I didn't notice anything about body-mounting conversions for this locomotive. I'll look again. Thanks.
 

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I visited Kadee's site before posting, and I found an entry for couplers to replace the horn/hook couplers in the existing truck-mounted boxes, but I didn't notice anything about body-mounting conversions for this locomotive. I'll look again. Thanks.
Well I'm so sorry!! Before they Updated the site a couple of years ago there was a schematic for conversion of Tyco Locomotives...I even went to the NMRA website and all they have is Kadee Body Mounted Rolling Stock conversion and Truck Replacement(That is fun with Tyco Rolling stock)...so Dr. Frankenstein you'll have to free lance....funny thing is I really like that GP20 Body and actually put a Burlington Body on an Athearn Frame....took some work but it looked terrific!! Good Luck!!
 

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Hey Peter...check out HO Seeker.com and look for the Forums section...there's a TYCO Forum that looks active! Everything I've come across has been a Transitional Car with Horn Hook on the lead Rolling stock with converted Knuckle on the other end,,,yet HH on the Locomotive, again good luck and let us know how you make out!!
 
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