New KADEE #705 Couplers

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sd80mac
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New KADEE #705 Couplers

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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 ... p-2035.htm

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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

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

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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

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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.
- Terry C
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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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

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I picked up some 705s to put on a few of my GC boxcars and got a bit of a surprise. The 705s use a 00-90 screw and the GC boxcars are setup for 714s which use a 0-80 screw. Luckily I was able to gently ream out the hole in the 705s with a #52 bit and use the 0-80 screw without impeding the operation.
They definitely look better than 714s, but I will only be putting them on new installs since I already have a bunch of 714 equipped cars. No operation problems that I saw.
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Re: New KADEE #705 Couplers

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The 705's do look good...
a better head shape than the MTs, and smaller than the 714's.

They work well on the GCR boxcars...
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