Easy way to do MT Couplers.

espee2 Jun 10, 2000

  1. espee2

    espee2 TrainBoard Member

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    I find the best way to do those darn couplers, (not the "T" type) is to leave the box on the sprue, (easier to hold) place in the coupler arms, then, holding it, I put my big fat thumb over the top of the box, with just enough room to slip the spring in. (couplers facing away from thumb)

    Grab the spring by slipping the tip of your hobby knife down into it, near one end. Then, bring the spring up and into the box and cover with said thumb. now slip over (between thumb and box) the box-cover then snap! [​IMG]

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  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    EXACTLY my method too, espee [​IMG]

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    Funny about that, Chief!
    The same way I go about it as well, except for the 1025's - I have a MTL jig for them [​IMG]


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    I can't help but wonder what inspired this thread.... It couldn't have been my episode with my C44-9W couplers.... [​IMG] If it was then the next thread will be about "How to find MT coupler springs and Kato handrails in shag carpet." [​IMG]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by upguy:
    .... [​IMG] If it was then the next thread will be about "How to find MT coupler springs and Kato handrails in shag carpet." [​IMG]

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    ROFLMAO... [​IMG] yes, but you should have 1970's green shag, like me... easy to find gold things..LOL.. [​IMG]

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