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Offline Foster

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Coupler query
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:21:09 AM »
 Does anyone make knuckle couplers which will fit the standard Rapido box and spring ?

This may be a silly question, but I was once told :If you don't know, ask. You may look silly for five minutes, but then you WILL know.   8)

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Re: Coupler query
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:21:55 AM »
Two types, both (increasingly) hard to find. They are both “dumb” types, not operational like Dapol EZShunts.

Red Caboose “Unimate” and
Bachman “dummy knuckle” couplers.

I think the Bachman ones are probably out of production, if you find any let me know!

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Re: Coupler query
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 08:35:56 AM »
Micro-Trains do couplings in their Magne-Matic range which fit the standard T-shank box, for example item 1128.    I have no real experience with them:  someone gave me a Roco wagon fitted with the couplings and a couple of extra packs years ago, they're still sitting in my bits box!

Also looks like Con-Cor do something suitable: item 223-56002

The American outline modellers amongst us should be able to advise.
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Re: Coupler query
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 03:04:20 PM »
Bachmann dummy knuckle couplers are great for this scenario and match nicely with the Dapol NEM buckeyes.  I import mine from USA--I think it's Item 42531 which is a mixture of short and long shanks. 


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