Model Power 2-6-0 coupler height?

bigGG1fan Oct 14, 2020 at 2:08 AM

  1. bigGG1fan

    bigGG1fan TrainBoard Member

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    I got one of these to run on the mountain spur. Unfortunately, it appears the coupler won't hold with either the Bachmann old-time coaches or the Atlas 60' cars. The MT couplers on both cars are too high to connect with the engine. The tender's brake hose gets stuck on the unitrack (exploded the coupler trying to file it, but it was going to run in push mode anyway), and the engine's coupler is similarly too low.

    Has anyone else had this problem with coupler height?
     
  2. John Moore

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    Question have you checked any of these with a NMRA coupler gauge?
     
  3. bigGG1fan

    bigGG1fan TrainBoard Member

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    No, I don't even have one. My BLI engines are fine, so I suspect it's the engine, regardless. Don't know how to fix if the chassis itself is too low.

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  4. John Moore

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  5. Hytec

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    You may want to exchange the couplers. MT offers three coupler heights, low on the shank, even with the shank, and high on the shank. By what you say, you may need high on the shank couplers.
     
  6. bigGG1fan

    bigGG1fan TrainBoard Member

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    Brand new in box. Should have taken a photo. No railroading tonight. Other commitments.

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  7. Hytec

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    Interesting. My MP Mogul, received new 6+/- years ago, has had no coupler problems with any of my cars, Athearn Overland passengers, and freights from almost every manufacturer, some over 40 years old. I agree with John, try to find a coupler gauge. Something's not right.

    Though my Mogul and Overland cars are B&M, and the B&M was well known for its excellent mechanical department. (Tongue planted firmly in Cheek.:rolleyes:}
     
  8. John Moore

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    I also have a MP Mogul and it does not have coupler issues. Makes me want to think that the wrong coupler was installed in the locomotive. But without a coupler gauge on cannot tell.
     

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