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Author Topic: DG Couplings - Anyone prepared to make some for me?  (Read 212 times)

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Offline Carmont

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DG Couplings - Anyone prepared to make some for me?
« on: April 28, 2018, 05:55:35 pm »
Having struggled over the last few days to make a batch of N Gauge DG Couplings, a combination of shaky hands and very poor near sightedness, means that the project has ended in abject disaster. I can manage to fold the main etch, but getting the latch to lock into the main fret (by bending the tabs) and bending and inserting the loop is beyond me. It's actually quite upsetting.

Is there anyone on the forum who would be prepared to make some for me? Ultimately I could be looking for around a hundred, but initially fifty to begin with, although there is no great hurry for them.

Anyone interested in a commission for making these, please reply by PM with a rough idea of how much you'd be looking for.

 

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Re: DG Couplings - Anyone prepared to make some for me?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 12:09:34 pm »
Hi Carmont. I don't want to dissuade you from using the DG coupling, but I share your difficulty with this one. I found making the loop and dropper slightly difficult, even with the loop jig. I moved over to testing the BB coupling (and once again it is a hand made small coupler), but it has an etched loop. Perhaps you also might find it slightly easier to manage. This chap also has some tips for the bb.

https://modelrailmusings.weebly.com/bb-couplings.html

Mark

 

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