Doubleheading M1s 4-8-2

Randy Clark Jul 23, 2021

  1. Randy Clark

    Randy Clark TrainBoard Member

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    Has anyone devised a coupler setup to doublehead a couple of the BLI Mountains?

    I am thinking about chopping up the pilot on one of mine to doublehead.

    Don't know anything on about the new Micro Trains couplers. I think I heard they will couple but not automatically...
     
  2. Randy Clark

    Randy Clark TrainBoard Member

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    After looking over Micro Trains Web site it looks like their prototype couplers are not compatibel with magnamatics.
     
  3. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't understand folks who make steam without a working front coupler. Locos double head and there are switching movements and pushing.
     
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  4. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    I remember seeing a large steamer in a museum with the front coupler slid back into the cow catcher. I would have to be pulled out to use. It was the middle of the week so no one was around to find out how it was done.
     
  5. John Moore

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    Bachmanns J class has a front pilot that can be used with a coupler that is hidden or with closed pilot. In the 1 to 1 world usually it was passenger equipment that had that option. In most cases the coupler would swing inside the pilot.
     
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  7. Inkaneer

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    Some passenger steam had a drop coupler that, when not in use, pivoted down and was covered by sliding doors. I believe the Lowery designed PRR K4's had this feature and possibly other streamlined steam. Must of been a real bear to manually lift that coupler up to its operating position.
     
  8. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Quite a few, and at least as many diesels.
     
  9. Randy Clark

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    I will shopping sshapeways for some dummy couplers.
     

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