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Re: Farish Couplings
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 05:00:24 PM »
Thanks I understand it now, taking the slop out being really useful to get the close coupling but prevent buffer lock when propelling coaching stock on tight curves... takes some of the realism from a set of loose coupled 4 wheelers tho,

Just use the standard 3DR Rapidos for loose-coupled stock... or permanently couple them using N Brass Loco chain and hooks?

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Re: Farish Couplings
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
 Ok. I use Dapol 'knuckles' on coaching stock which is nearly all nem pockets anyway.
Have Now  ordered some (x 100) 2.5mm shank rapido's from Shapeways. will review in due course.

Ok. I found that the shanks we're too broad and bound in the coupling spring box preventing any fore-aft or lateral movement. A few strokes either side with an appropriate narrow file  and they are then  fine. The downward pointing uncoupling spurs don't take much hammer though and rough handling will break them off..
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 02:46:01 PM by class8mikado »

 

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