Coupler assembly

How do you feel about putting together couplers

Yeah sure whatever
3
23%
I love putting couplers together
4
31%
Gouging out my eyes may be better
6
46%
 
Total votes : 13

Re: Coupler assembly

Postby MacG » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:39 pm

Here a short help for the MTB coupler.

You must assemble all parts one above the other. From left to right, but that isn't the sequence of the assembling. I hope that helps.
Coupler_4.jpg
from right to left
Coupler_5.jpg
all together


And now with the Micro Trains Line #1015

At my loco is the height with the MTL okay. It is low but not too low, only 0,5mm. If you want, you can use #2001 or #2004.

I used one of the enclosed bars. See the marking at the picture. I have a little widen the small hole, so that the screw of the coupling fits well. From the MTL parts I took the coupler housing at the middle. According to my experience can this housing hold the screw. The MTL screw I have shortened. Then came the fiddly part. With the two M2 screws, the bar was easily attached (the small hole close to the front of the locomotive). Only one rotation per screw. Then I have pushed the coupler in the frame and fixed it with the MTL screw through the bar. Then tightened the two M2 screws until the bridge slightly bent. Caution do not overtighten - so be careful! I hope it is understandable written.
Coupler_1.jpg
parts to choose

Coupler_2.jpg
the bar slightly bent

Coupler_3.jpg
the comparison to a car with #1015 and a shim
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Re: Coupler assembly

Postby jmass » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:01 pm

Thanks for the pictoral. it helps a lot.
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