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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by ConducTTor » Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:58 am

The conversion is really well done. You could do the intermediate piece (between chassis and coupler) as a 3D print.
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by MacG » Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:56 pm

I would try with an offset (underslung) Micro-Trains-Line coupler, like #2001 or #2004. For a shorter coupler distance and a more prototypical look.
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by Bigelov » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:26 pm

Well, I have drawn up that coupler mount to print, and will get it printed sometime just to make sure it fits!

As for Micro Trains couplers, I find their list very confusing! Most of their coupler products I can only guess what they are like. I have a stock, but when that runs low I will look at getting some of those one you listed MacG to see how they go.

I generally assemble my own 1025 couplers but I am also thinking about getting some 1015 as they look shorter? Any comments on what you guys use would be appreciated!
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by MacG » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:20 pm

I use the #1015 for all my Gold Coast boxcars, with a shim from the sprue. For an overview of MTL couplers, see here. https://micro-trains.com/publicfiles/mt ... agrams.pdf - Unfortunately, not all couplers are fully dimensioned.

I checked, and the #1025 is no longer than the #1015 between the claw and the mounting hole. In fact, it is minimally shorter, but when the car is pulled, the spring in the #1025 is compressed. This then makes the length between the claw and the mounting hole in the pulled train equal to the #1015. In a pushed train it is the other way around, the #1015 becomes shorter. The spring is compressed here by pushing the car.
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by Bigelov » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:42 am

A long time ago on a railway far far away...

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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by Marquette » Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:41 pm

Hah, that's awesome.
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by ConducTTor » Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:50 pm

Duuuude!!! That's so cool!
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Re: Bigelov's projects

Post by sman » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:00 am

Love it :thumbup:
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