BTTB coupler: more reliability

BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby CN-TT » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:55 pm

Hello,
in the last days I had some old BTTB cars with the old BTTB couplers up and running. I always had trouble keeping them coupled together. I couldn't find a solution on the internet. At first, I was planning to replace the old ones with the new Tillig coupler. But now I don't have to. Here is my solution to this - no longer -problem: 1x1mm neodymium magnets.
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:00 pm

Neat!
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:23 am

I think if you want to use magnets, you might as well get rid of those couplers completely and make your own that just hold magnets at the ends. But this is a good quick solution :)
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby CN-TT » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:08 pm

@ConducTTor: Yeah, quick and dirty :shh: I also made my own permanent couplers. Both solutions are for the stay-together-consists. The permanent ones are for every second pair of cars.
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@Bernd: I haven't tried it because only one coupler of a single car is equipped with the magnet. I avoid the magnet to magnet situation.

Though the magnet is strong for the size, the most important fact is, it prevents the normaly moving parts from lifting up and therefore uncoupling.
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby MacG » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:29 pm

I have no problems with the "old" BTTB coupler, now named Tillig Start. You must only adjust, that the coupler is horizontal parallel to the rails (from the side).
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby CN-TT » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:24 pm

@MacG: OK, but how do you adjust?
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby MacG » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:02 pm

With cautious bend of the part, which comes into the frame.
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Re: BTTB coupler: more reliability

Postby CN-TT » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:09 pm

One of my problems with the old slot and pin is, the coupler often twists. This causes problems with Zeuke, BTTB and Tillig couplers.
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