A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM pockets

A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM pockets

Postby Rich B » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:03 am

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ings-in-n/

I haven't tried these with TT stock yet, but given that TT shares the same NEM coupling pocket as N, there's potential here.

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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:55 am

Pretty cool. And it would be very easy to incorporate NEM pockets into new products.....and come to think of it, into older/existing products as well.
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby Arseny » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:45 pm

If these couplers are compatible with the TT-scale NEM shafts, it will be great!
If so, we can use TT-scale locomotives from Piko or Tillig or Roco as power units!
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:56 pm

Oh yeah ^^^^ ! I didn't even think about that! They should be compatible. I can whip up a bunch of NEM shafts to mount like the Kadees do so they can be added to American models.
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby Arseny » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:39 pm

I wonder, if these couplers are compatible with the Kadee/Microtrains ones?
If yes, we can use together American stuff (such as GC, HP, etc) with the Kadee couplers, and European-made stuff (for example, locomotives power units) with these couplers
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby railtwister » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:39 pm

Even if the N scale couplers were to fit into the TT NEM mounts, wouldn't they likely come out at the wrong height (probably too low), since N scale couplers are mounted closer to the rails than TT should be? Having them be able to couple with Micro-trains couplers seems too much to hope for...

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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby Arseny » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:52 pm

But if we put it into the shaft on the TT-scale locomotive, it will be higher, eh? I think it will be on the right height, just as the TT-scale coupler have to be...
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby MacG » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:25 am

Very useful. Some of the mechanics are from Tillig, like for the E-7. But the page is temporarily down.

A coupler like these?
http://www.dapol.co.uk/index.php?page=s ... &Itemid=59
or these
http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/pr ... ing_1_Pair

I think the NEM-shaft is too low with this couplers to our knuckle couplers.
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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby ConnRiver » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:55 pm

Would someone be willing to provide more information about the NEM coupling pocket? Such as, is it a standard? Is it patented? (Or, can we adapt it to U.S. commercial models?) Are photos and dimensions available?

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Re: A useful product? Knuckle couplings for N scale NEM poc

Postby MacG » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:13 pm

It is the norm of the European Union of Model Railroad and Railroad Friends (MOROP). And it is standard at commercial models.

The NEM 358 is the coupling pocket. The opposite is NEM 357.
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