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Re: Couplings

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:03 pm

HAHA! Nope.
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Re: Couplings

Postby Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:27 am

I've got a siding on a slope and had the idea of having an electrically operated coupling ramp by the buffer stops, with a coupling on the stops themselves so that I can park wagons without them rolling down the grade and then release them when the loco is in front of them. I spotted that Krois have a TT (http://krois-modell.com/produkt/digikupp/h0ettn/) version of their remotely operated coupling, and that would have a lower visual impact than a ramp. Does this work with the standard new TT coupling?

On a separate note, I've got the problem that the Tillig couplings for the old case (08846/08849) sit too low in my Eas gondolas. They're OK in my 143, but the gons won't couple easily to other vehicles- this is common to Tillig, Piko and TT Model NEM fitted stock, as the pictures below illustrate:

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Can anyone recommend a fix? I was debating changing the wheels to see if that would help, as the BTTB wheels in these wagons doesn't like newer Tillig pointwork.
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Re: Couplings

Postby dileTTante » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:04 pm

The gondola appears to be riding too low, judging by the buffers as well as the couplers. I replaced the wheels on old BTTB - Prefo doppelstock cars and ended up with the couplers too low because I ordered the wrong diameter wheels - too small. Getting wheels the right size solved the problem. The wheels I got from Modellbahnwelt 24 are ModMüller. A possible difficulty might be the shape of the ends of the axles fitting the sideframes.
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Re: Couplings

Postby Rich B » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:45 pm

Thanks Terry.

A stock of wheels is something I should build up generally, I have such for 00/H0 and EM already, so for TT would make sense. Thanks especially for the brand, that will save me a lot of searching.
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Re: Couplings

Postby CSD » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:32 pm

You may wish to consider replacing with Kuehn couplers. The little leveling hook makes a big difference.
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Re: Couplings

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:23 pm

What he ^^^ said. You can get them at http://www.modellbahnwelt24.de/
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Re: Couplings

Postby Rich B » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:03 am

CSD wrote:You may wish to consider replacing with Kuehn couplers. The little leveling hook makes a big difference.


I'll use those for future purchases of the NEM couplings, unfortunately these gons are the old box.
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