Santa Fe F3A broke back coupler

clayton4115 Apr 20, 2017 at 9:17 AM

  1. clayton4115

    clayton4115 New Member

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    hi all, i have a F3A unit and was trying to change the coupler to a rapido coupler, however there is a small plastic square that hangs from the back bogie, that broke and now i cannot hold any couplers there, I can perhaps glue it back but it is so tiny, what other couplers will this unit take?
     
  2. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    The MTL rear conversion coupler fits in the stock coupler box. It is possible to body mount one
     
  3. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    You don't believe in giving much in the way of clues, do you?

    Okay. Rapido couplers come only on N scale. That's a start, but there's more than one brand of N scale F with truck mounted couplers.

    Besides the brand of your locomotive, or at least whether the frame is metal or plastic, it might help us help you if we knew if you own a drill, and whether you know what a tap is.

    Either that, or you could just respect its choices. Some of us would rather have a broke back coupler than wind up on Brokeback Mountain...
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017 at 2:39 PM
  4. atsf_arizona

    atsf_arizona TrainBoard Supporter

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