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Author Topic: PECO GR-103 Coupling Pocket  (Read 284 times)

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Offline JonHarbour

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PECO GR-103 Coupling Pocket
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:39:39 am »
Anybody made use of these when building PECO wagon kits? Might be useful with Dapol Easi-Shunts.

http://www.osbornsmodels.com/peco-gr-103-coupling-pockets---8-per-pack-28953-p.asp

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Re: PECO GR-103 Coupling Pocket
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 07:54:02 am »
Presume they are a direct equivalent to the Dapol NEM pockets 2A-000-014
Price looks competitive - 4.50 for 8 compared to 14.50 RRP for 20 from Dapol...

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Re: PECO GR-103 Coupling Pocket
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 07:56:48 am »
It looks quite interesting.... I was just thinking that they might work well with the PECO wagon kits. Will have to try that out.
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Re: PECO GR-103 Coupling Pocket
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 09:26:41 am »
I've bought a packet but haven't used them yet.

The main difference between the Peco pocket and the Dapol one is that there's not spring mechanism built into the coupling pocket - they're fixed.

My feeling (without having tried them yet) is that they should be OK with short wheel-based wagons or fitted directly to bogies. Fitting them to longer wheelbase wagons (possibly anything about 15') may cause problems.

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