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Offline Oldun

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Couplings
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:45:26 pm »
Locomotive's only coupled to rolling stock. Does anyone else remove the front coupling as I tend to do :hmmm:

This is of course is done to locomotives that would never (on my layout) pull rolling stock whilst travelling
in reverse.

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Re: Couplings
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 05:12:32 pm »
I haven't, but I intend to.

One day.

Some time in the distant future.

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Re: Couplings
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 06:09:14 pm »
Locomotive's only coupled to rolling stock. Does anyone else remove the front coupling as I tend to do :hmmm:

This is of course is done to locomotives that would never (on my layout) pull rolling stock whilst travelling
in reverse.

Roger

Yes I usually do as I think it improves the look of the engine.
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Re: Couplings
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 06:26:22 pm »
Most definitely for Main line locos but not for Branch line locos or shunters
Ray
« Last Edit: November 09, 2015, 10:46:53 pm by REGP, Reason: correction »

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Re: Couplings
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 06:53:51 pm »
I'm modelling a preserved railway so I can run what I like. However that means, like most prototype preserved railways, locos run in both directions. So couplings at both ends of the loco for me. It looks horrible but is a practical necessity for me.
Its a shame that no one can come up with a much more dainty and reliable coupling - here's hoping.
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Re: Couplings
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 06:59:22 pm »
As I run a branchline scenario I need to be able to have my locomotives running trains in both forward and reverse so need couplings at both ends.
I agree they look better with no coupling at the front but I leave mine on.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Couplings
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 09:29:45 pm »
Sometimes.

On the new-style Farish 47s, always, along with the NEM socket - otherwise they have a tendency to derail regularly on any tight-ish curves when the socket catches on the bottom of the buffer beam moulding.

It is of course much easier on newer models with NEM sockets as the coupling just pulls out (and can be pushed back in if required later), rather than having to take bogies apart and try not to lose small springs as with earlier models!

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Re: Couplings
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2015, 10:01:19 pm »
Does anyone else remove the front coupling as I tend to do

Not intentionally :doh:
Seriously, though, I will get round to doing that with main line passenger locos at some point but not for freight or branch line stuff as, especially with run round loops, couplings each end are required.

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Re: Couplings
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2015, 10:09:01 pm »
I have a mixture of both on my layout, mainline locos, some without couplings & pipework detail added at one end, some with couplings at both ends so they can be used for double heading or running round. All the shunters have couplings both ends.


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Re: Couplings
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 04:29:22 pm »
Practicalities aside, Mainline locomotives look much nicer with the coupling removed and prototype couplings added.

 

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