Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby sacto-tt » Fri May 16, 2014 12:05 pm

I'm really impressed with all the creativity out there and happy to see all the items you guys are producing. One thing that I would love to see made available is a TT scale couple height gauge (NA couplers). I know Elmer made one back in the day, but AFAIK it isn't available now. That is an item that every TTer probably needs. I'd buy a couple.

Just a thought. :drool:
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby CN-TT » Fri May 16, 2014 1:58 pm

DIY - I did! Kadee 714 on one side, Tillig on the other. I used some plastic strips and glued it together. Some hardwood would work too.

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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby Richard-B » Fri May 16, 2014 2:45 pm

Here are the specs for MT couplers.. using NMRA S.2
MT-1023 TT-scale.pdf
MT Coupler specs for TT
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby MacG » Fri May 16, 2014 3:13 pm

@Richard-B: I will check it with my MT-couplers at my cars. I think about milling a MT Coupler Height Gauge.

@sacto-tt: I take a look at the measurements for a Kadee Coupler Height Gauge.
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby sacto-tt » Fri May 16, 2014 4:11 pm

You guys all woefully underestimate my laziness... That's why I wanted someone else to do it and I'd just buy it. :mrgreen:

@Bernd - either would be fine with me.
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 16, 2014 4:51 pm

I'll take one too!
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby Shipsure » Fri May 16, 2014 5:09 pm

If you use our Micro-Trains Line 1055 coupler height gauge and add .060 to the bottom you have what you need. Here is a shot of how I did it...

Image I laser cut some .060 plexi with slots for the rail gauges on the bottom.

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Glue the two together and set it on top of your rail and you are good to go. You can simply use a sheet of .060 styrene as well.

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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby MacG » Mon May 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Bernd wrote:... What material would you like them to be, aluminum or brass?
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I want to take plastic (PMMA or PA6).
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby areibel » Mon May 19, 2014 5:28 pm

Hi Bernd,
I think he's talking about types of plastic sheet- I know PMMA is the abbreviation for the scientific name for Plexiglass.
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Re: Product Request - Coupler Height Gauge

Postby Shipsure » Mon May 19, 2014 5:47 pm

Yes, plexiglass, acrylic sheet....Styrene may be easier to get and you can buy sheets that are .060 at the local hobby shop.
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