New couplers, just installed

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


Nate

I want the MKT back!!

CBCNSfan

Registered Member
Staff member
Well done Nate, congratulations. The springs I have trouble with are those pesky little springs on the knuckle. When they fly, I never find them.

Willis
 

Nate

I want the MKT back!!
I know. I'm missing one that I'll have to replace later. Luckily, it's not one of these.
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Haha! :D
Nice going Nate. Looks like the coupler height is about right with the other car. You always need to check this with a gauge to prevent headaches.;) :)
 

Nate

I want the MKT back!!
Yeah, I know. I don't have a guage yet. I'll get one later, but this was a "learn how" kind of thing
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
good job Nate!

now ya need to pull those plastic wheels and put in some metal ones! (I use Proto wheels)
 

Nate

I want the MKT back!!
Alcomotive: That's the next project after I get all the cars converted. Well, actually, I'm gonna be putting new Kadee trucks on...You know, the ones with real springs. If only they made leaf springs....Oh well, we can't all have our way. Though, I could make it. That'd be cool, too. I'd be one of the only ones that has trucks with true leaf springs...on applicable trucks, that is. Those wheels actaully have a metal shaft in them, but I'll have to switch.

Josh: Thanks, dude.
 




Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Top