Kadee couplers

Keith Jun 29, 2016

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looking for those G Scalers that have body mounts Kadee couplers!
    Need to find out what coupler(s) were used. Or if I can body mount
    the current truck mounted couplers. Have 5 USAT cars. The remainder
    are Aristocraft.

    Can I use existing truck mounts, or do I need to get different couplers?
    If so, which one(s)?

    Or, for a temporary solution, I can create a couple of transition cars.
    Truck mount on one end, body mount on the other. Might be cheaper!!

    Information appreciated!
    Thanks.
     
  2. Greg Elmassian

    Greg Elmassian TrainBoard Member

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    I have quite a few pages on Kadee mounting, rolling stock and locos...

    Go to my site www.elmassian.com , and under large scale, look for Ted Doskaris' "vignettes" about 60 of them many are Kadee mounting.

    All my cars are also body mounts. I can run up to 55 car trains on my small layout... videos on Youtube under "gregeusa"

    Greg
     
  3. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    Greg,
    Many thanks for the information!!
    I'll check into my t a bit more later.
    Not sure if I want to lower my car fleet though!
     
  4. Greg Elmassian

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    Ted lowers the cars to match the prototype. The techniques will be the same, just difference in shims.

    Greg
     

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