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Offline lendix

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Changing couplers
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:48:27 PM »
No doubt it's on the forum somewhere, but....
I've just received the GF 4CEP EMU, but the gap between cars is spoilt by being a bit wide. Short couplers are included, and should look much better, but I'm a bit ham fisted trying to do things especially if I doubt really know how to do it!! Can anyone tell me how to remove old couplers and replace with the short ones without causing a catastrophe?
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Re: Changing couplers
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 03:09:49 PM »
Are the couplings in NEM pockets? If so, just pull them out (firmly).

FYI, I replaced the couplings on my 'Desiro' with the dummy buckeye couplings from various Dapol wagons and locos. Work really nicely and look much more authentic than the Rapido couplings.

Cheers, NeMo

No doubt it's on the forum somewhere, but....
I've just received the GF 4CEP EMU, but the gap between cars is spoilt by being a bit wide. Short couplers are included, and should look much better, but I'm a bit ham fisted trying to do things especially if I doubt really know how to do it!! Can anyone tell me how to remove old couplers and replace with the short ones without causing a catastrophe?
Thanks

 

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