Need help installing couple on pilot

SP Cabforward Apr 28, 2009

  1. SP Cabforward

    SP Cabforward TrainBoard Member

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    Hey,

    I recently aquired a United Scale Models brass 2-6-2. It was recently remotored and runs smoothly, however it doesn't have a coupler on the pilot. The pocket for the couper is big enough for the shank of the coupler but thats about it and I was wondering if anybody had in thoughts about installing a coupler on the pilot with out having to unsoder things. If anybody has any suggestions or ideas it would be helpful. Thanks.

    Here is a photo of the locomotive. As you can see the coupler pocket is pretty small.
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  2. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    Dose the coupler pocket go clear through or is it just a recess in the pilot? Drilling and filing is going to require a sharp drill bit as the pilot is more than likely lost wax brass which is hard. A Kadee 4 modified and without the coupler box might fit after the pilot is drilled out.
     
  3. SP Cabforward

    SP Cabforward TrainBoard Member

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    The coupler pocket goes all of the way through.
     
  4. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    My Mike has got another front coupler, too. I followed the method from my friend Friedhelm. He gave me even the modified Kadee coupler # 58.
    This shortened coupler has two holes, one for the eyelet and one perpendicular to the shaft.

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  5. SP Cabforward

    SP Cabforward TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for the idea Wolfgang. The coupler pocket on my engine doesn't stick out as far like it does on yours, but I think I might be able to modify it so it will fit my engine.
     

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