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Old 16-04-2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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Is it possible to convert this type of coupling to NEM or Kaydee please? Is there a kit available to convert these? Thank you.
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Old 16-04-2018, 01:49 PM   #2
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If itís narrow couplings you want Bachmann make a replacement 36-025.
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If itís narrow couplings you want Bachmann make a replacement 36-025.
Thanks Wtd. Ideally I would like to change them all to Kadee.
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I believe Kadee make just about every fitting for their couplings. Have you considered looking at their web site?
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I believe Kadee make just about every fitting for their couplings. Have you considered looking at their web site?
Just looking at it now. I think I need No 5's to do the conversion. I'll order a couple and give it a try. Thanks Wtd.
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Have to agree with a #5 plus the housings for it. You will have to do some cutting away of the parts holding the coupler arm in place, but it should work.
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Love the little weight. Where did you get it?
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A Kadee No 5 can be too short for UK stock due to the buffers. A long shank Kadee is better as the draft box can then be hidden better rather than having to stick out beyond the buffer beam to compensate for the buffers. The wagon you have shown can however be fitted with Kadees without any surgery needed to it by simply drilling a suitably sized hole in a NEM Kadee 19 or 20 and screw fitting them in place with the screws that hold the tension locks in place. Source of that and other useful bodges are in this article
http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/other/mti_article.php
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Thank you for the advice. The weights are from JK Modelling on eBay MG. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Weights-f...Cem4Hi46tT2MXA
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