Bachmann 2-6-0

Greg Elems Oct 22, 2000

  1. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Staff Member

    Has anyone put a working coupler on the Bachmann 2-6-0? Quite a while back I was told that the Kadee HO offset coupler with the shank on the bottom would work. Anyone out there done this yet and what coupler did you use?

  2. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

    Can't help ya there Greg .. sorry. I have not tried that yet. Some years ago I invested in a Kadee Sample Test Kit, which has one of each coupler that they make in it .. at least up until that time [​IMG]
    The point is, it has been a real help for me to install couplers and match them to odd equipment.

    Bill (#16)

    "Get Goosed on the Yreka Western"
  3. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Staff Member

    Well I did some digging and found this reply about a working front mounted coupler. I copied it directly and pasted it.

    >I need to make a change to the original. A bit of filing to the BOTTOM of
    the Bachmann coupler boss is necessary for proper height.

    On Sat, 22 May 1999 21:40:49 -0400 Edward T Reutling <>
    writes: I found that a Kadee #39 HO coupler will fit under the dummy coupler mounting boss on the pilot of the 2-6-0 to the correct height for the normally accepted HO height gauge. Simply saw the coupler off, mount
    the Kadee, trim the opening on the "Cow Catcher" and there you go.
    Enjoy, Ed Reutling

    I have yet to try it. I have to make a trip to the hobby shop and will pick up some #39
    HO couplers and see. Thought someone on this list might find it interesting.

    Greg Elems
  4. slimjim375

    slimjim375 Guest


    Thanks for taking the trouble to post the fix. You never know who will come along and thank you for it. A lot of times, scale makes no difference, just how it was done.

    Jim Harrawood #85
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