LGB Model Trains - Large Scale Coupler Conversions



Once you have lookup our suggested starting coupler* below you can use the link from the model to take you to the How To Instructions and Diagrams for that model; these instructions will help you with the coupler installation process.
LGB Model Trains





Note: Our conversions typically requiring the least modification to a model. The How To Instructions and Diagrams are based of the Original Style Coupler.

Note: If the coupler conversion doesn't have a "New Generation" Type "E" Coupler option listed it is not available. If you would like "New Generation" Type "E" Couplers, you will need to purchase the listed coupler package (in order to have the necessary components for conversion) & then you would need to purchase the appropriate "New Generation" Type "E" Coupler replacement couplers & swap out couplers in original conversion. Use the coupler cross reference chart description or coupler description from Kadee® web site product page to identify the coupler style included in the packaging. The #782, #783, #1782 & #1783 have modified couplers that are not available in the "New Generation" Type "E" Coupler.

Note: Kadee®-RC Couplers can only be body mounted.

Always check the #1-Scale coupler heights with either our #829 or Type "E" #1929 #1-Scale Coupler Height Gauge and check the G-Scale coupler heights with either our #880 or Type "E" #980 G-Scale Coupler Height Gauge. Please visit our trouble shooting page for helpful hints.

  AAR
Type E
G Coupler

Original Style
G Coupler

Kadee®
Remote
G Coupler

AAR
Type E
#1 Coupler

Original Style
#1 Coupler

0-4-0 Small Steam
(20100, 20101, 20200, 21211,
20761, 20750?, 21761, 22212,
23211)

0-4-0 Small Steam - (20100, 20101, 20200, 21211, 20761, 20750?, 21761, 22212, 23211) Conversion
 
 
 

0-4-0 Industrial Loco (Field Rwy)
(20140, 21140, 22140, 23140)

0-4-0 Industrial Loco (Field Rwy) - (20140, 21140, 22140, 23140) Conversion
 

0-4-0 With Drive Tender
(20151, 21151)

 
 
 


Discontinued

#1796

0-4-0 Old West w/Cow Catcher
(Tender Only)
(20171, 22171)

0-4-0 Porter (LEHMANN)
(21771, 22771)

0-4-0 Porter (LEHMANN) (21771, 22771) Conversion
 
 
 

0-4-2 Chloe (Rear Only)
(20130, 22130)

0-6-2 Series “U”
(20701, 20711, 21701, 21711,
22701, 20731, 23701)

 
 
 


Discontinued

#1796

0-6-6-0 CC Mallet Tank
(20851, 23851, 22852, 25851)

 
 
 

2-4-0 (20232, 21232)
(Pilot ? Tender only)

2-6-0 Mogul W/Coupler Pilot
(20192, 21190, 22184, 22192,
23191, 24194, 25182, 25192,
25194, 26192, 27192, 29192)

 
 
 

2-6-0 Mogul “Bear Trap” w/Plow
(23192, 25192, 26182, 27182)

2-6-0 Mogul Draw Bar Pilot
(Tender Only)
(20281, 21181, 22182, 23182,
24182)

2-6-0 Spreewald
(21741, 22741)

 

2-6-2 Tank
(20801, 20802, 21802, 22801,
23802, 24801)

 
 
 

Forney
(20251, 20252, 21251, 21252,
23252)

 
 
 

2-6-6-2 Mallet Sumpter Valley
(20892, 21892)

 
 
 

2-6-6-0 Mallet Unitah Rwy Co.
(20882, 21881)

 
 
 

2-8-2 Mikado (European Style)
(22871, 22872)

 

2-8-2 Mikado
(20872, 21872, 23872, 24872,
25872)

 
 
 

F-7 All “A”&”B” Units

F-7  All “A”&”B” Units Conversion
 

Alco DL 535E
(20550, 21552, 20560, 21562,
22552, 22560, 22562, 23560,
24552)

 

DB Diesel loco
(21510, 22512, 23510, 24512)

 

Diesel Switcher
(20630 D&RGW), (22630 SVR),
(23630 PRR)

 

Genesis (20490)

 

Switcher
(20604, 20610, 22604, 23600)

 
 
 

Industrial Switcher
(20620, 21620)

 
 
 

Kleinlok Switcher
(20900, 21900)

 
 
 

Track Cleaning Loco
(20670)

 
 
 

Track Maintenance and Fire Dept
(20330, 22330)

 
 
 

Rail Truck
(20680, 21680, 22680, 23680)

Rail Truck (20680, 21680, 22680, 23680) Conversion
 
 
 

Diesel Snow Plow
(25604)

 
 
 

Traktor Locos
(20410, 27410)

 
 
 
 

Electric Loco Switcher
(20300, 21300, 22300)

 
 
 

GE6/6 RhB “Crocodile”
(20400, 21400, 22400, 24402)

 
 
 

GE2/4 Slant Rod Passenger
(20440, 20450, 21440, 21450)

 
 
 

2 Axle Cars

 
 

4 Axle Cars

Field Railroad Cars
(& Similar Short Cars)

Field Railroad Cars (& similar short cars) Conversion

Disconnect Log Car

Disconnect Log Car Conversion

Sight Seeing Car
(30410, 3530,
40430 Through 40470)

 
 
 

Passenger Cars
(Small Diameter)

 
 
 

Passenger Cars
2 Wheel

Passenger Cars 2 wheel Conversion
 
 
 

*Our conversion’s based on only one model from a production run, there may be inconsistencies in a model’s production run that require a different coupler or model modifications to achieve the proper coupler height for coupler function.

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