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Author Topic: Clever inter-coach electrical connections  (Read 388 times)

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Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »


You donít need to read Japanese to get the idea :thumbsup:

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 06:50:32 PM »


You donít need to read Japanese to get the idea :thumbsup:

Although it might help. Much Kudos to the first person here who can show a video of that working on UK outline coaches!

Can you hear the cogs grinding?

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 09:35:35 PM »
Very clever and effective. Now to see who does it with Rapidos

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 10:08:57 PM »
Iíve got some of those Tomix couplings Ďin stockí, thatís very neat! Tempted to try on my 350s where pickup is poor. 

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 01:35:44 AM »
For reference, the couplings used in the video are "Kato Close Coupler B (Black)" (11-705, grey version 11-706), which are compatible with certain Kato bogies with a specific bogie-mounted attachment (and can also be used on most MicroAce stock if you really want to).

"Kato Close Coupler A (Black)" (11-703, and the matching grey version 11-704) have the same design and are designed for use with generic Arnold coupling pockets (and don't need the spring).

NEM pockets do not exist in Japan.
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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 07:43:40 AM »
And are in stock at Gaugemaster at a very reasonable £4.75 for 20.

http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=K11-703&r=1

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:56:19 AM »
Oh yes, those are they, apologies I had Tomix in mind!

I got them from Osbourne's, where they're £4.50, and appear to be in stock. Shame they're not NEM. Why must Kato eschew standards!? They're big enough that wider adoption of NEM couplers, 6-pin DCC sockets etc would make a big difference!

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Re: Clever inter-coach electrical connections
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 12:27:01 PM »
Oh yes, those are they, apologies I had Tomix in mind!

I got them from Osbourne's, where they're £4.50, and appear to be

 in stock. Shame they're not NEM. Why must Kato eschew standards!? They're big enough that wider adoption of NEM couplers, 6-pin DCC sockets etc would make a big difference!

Kato make Hobbytrain products to Euro standards (NEM, DCC sockets) so it would'nt be a major shift.
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