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Offline bbdave

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Pictures of coupling types
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:16:54 PM »
I see alot of talk about different couplings i have no idea which is what or even what i have can someone post pictures of the different types to identify them please

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Re: Pictures of coupling types
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 08:26:09 PM »
Hi  Dave,   

Not the ultimate guide to couplers but  the major ones are covered click  on the images for a closer look.

http://www.nscaledivision.com/information_on_couplers.htm   

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Re: Pictures of coupling types
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 09:06:41 PM »
excellent thanks what is a NEM pocket?

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Re: Pictures of coupling types
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:50:45 PM »
It is a standardised housing for the coupler which allows you to simply unplug the fitted coupler and change it for the coupler of your choice. For instance you may buy a wagon that comes with a Rapido coupler in an NEM pocket, but you may want to use the Dapol knuckle couplers so you simply pull the Rapido out of the pocket and clip in the Dapol one  :)

Only the very newest rolling stock and locos come with NEM pockets (in British outline at least), and even then it's not ALL of them. No doubt it will become standard in time but until then we're left waiting for Dapol to release their conversion kit  ;)


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Re: Pictures of coupling types
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 11:12:35 PM »
Hi  Dave,   

Not the ultimate guide to couplers but ...

great link, great info - thanks.

theres a thread on here somewhere also that someone has put together to show some different couplings.  I'm off to hunt it down.

EDIT: hmm cannot find it just now, but a search for 'coupl'  brings up a host of bits of info.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 11:36:46 PM by mr magnolia »

 

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