Best MicroTrains Coupler Conversion for ScaleTrains Gunderson Hopper?

jwb3 Mar 21, 2019

  1. jwb3

    jwb3 TrainBoard Member

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    Has anyone figured out the best way to convert a ScaleTrains N Gunderson covered hooper to MicroTrains couplers? It looks to me as if the MT 1023 coupler may be a little too long in the draft gear to fit. Are there other options that can use the mounting screw provided for the ScaleTrains couplers?
     
  2. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    I haven't seen one yet, but I think they made everything to take the innards of our 1015.
     
  3. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    I wasn’t very impressed with the 1015 fitment. They stick out as far as the stock ST Coupler and I can see the spring. I think the 1023 worked better, it fits the ST box much better.
     
  4. jcox3751

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    The centering pins on the 1025/23 are on the wrong side., Not a good situation.
     
  5. jpwisc

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    The spring loads on acceleration of the train instead of deceleration. Unfortunately ST put the post too far toward the end of the car. I did 10 cars with 1015s and 2 with 1023s. In operation sessions I don’t notice a difference. In appearance I do. The 1023 looks better.
     

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