New KADEE #705 Couplers

New KADEE #705 Couplers

Postby sd80mac » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:28 pm

Kadee has announced a new #705 HOn3 coupler. This coupler is very similar in appearance to its HO scale #58/158 counterpart, and according to Kadee, "The #705 Metal Coupler will work anywhere a #713 or #714 Coupler will work...features an all metal coupler head, shank, and centering spring and comes complete with and insulated draft gearbox and lid."

https://www.kadee.com/all-products-c-81/705-assembled-metal-couplers-p-2035.htm

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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 pm

That is nice. Variety in TT Scale that works together is always a good thing.
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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

Postby dileTTante » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:49 am

We have seen the 705 at the show in Salt Lake City. I don't have experience to judge for myself, but asked Bill Dixon. His opinion is that the coupler looks good but the box is too wide to be useful for TT.
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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:18 pm

dileTTante wrote:We have seen the 705 at the show in Salt Lake City. I don't have experience to judge for myself, but asked Bill Dixon. His opinion is that the coupler looks good but the box is too wide to be useful for TT.
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I had time to look at the coupler.
First a view from above.
Coupler comparison.jpg
Kadee HOn3 on top. Kadee 705 on left. MicroTrains 1015 on right.
The head is a good size and metal. From this angle the head is a bit smaller than the old HOn3 coupler and a bit larger than the MicroTrains. The box is considerably larger than the MicroTrains box. This will make it hard to install on some cars.
Now two side views.
About to couple.jpg

Coupled.jpg
Coupled to a MicroTrains they look good.
They seem to operate together OK.
I have two cars with these couplers installed and hope to have up to four more cars ready for this weekends run.
I will report back on their operation.
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