Looking for extended couplers

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Whiskey Merchant
Get rid of the truck mounted couplers and body mount some Kadee couplers. Truck mounted couplers can be impossible to back up in some circumstances. I had a few passenger cars with truck mounted couplers and they were a major pain. After body mounting couplers, the performed just as good as my Walthers 85 foot passenger cars and could easily be backed through numerous turnouts with out any problems.

Iron Horseman

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Does anyone know where i can find this type of coupler, or the whole truck? The one on the other end of the car is missing. The car is a Bachmann, HO scale.
No, Horn hook type couplers are getting really hard to find. My best advice would be to find a similar car on ebay or at a swap meet for parts.

If you were switching to the Kadee type coupler head, McHenry brand has ones with extended length.

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