Unimate Couplers

Operater Jul 30, 2000

  1. Operater

    Operater TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Everyone, July 30th, 2000.

    Is there anyone on This Board,
    who is Experienced in Installing the
    Unimate Couplers in N Scale Diesels.
    If so I can B reached at -

    grandtrunkent@RRmail.com.

    Thanks Now.


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    Andrew Wallice Matheson,

    grandtrunkent@RRmail.com
     
  2. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Andy,
    Unless you're never going to uncouple them, I'd give this project a pass and install either Micro-Train or Accu-Mate couplers. Unimates are not a "bump" coupler and DO NOT have an automatic uncoupling action. Most of the Unimates I put in my locos in the past, were for "matched sets" that never ran apart from each other or "Lead Only" units. I have since given up on using Unimates except for my Passenger Locos and I may even not use them for that in the future.

    Just my thoughts on the subject...

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    BNSF RAILFAN-TO-THE-MAX!
    Brent Tidaback, Member #234 and a N-Scaler to boot!

    [This message has been edited by Maxwell Plant (edited 30 July 2000).]
     
  3. tunnel88

    tunnel88 TrainBoard Member

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    Do they come with a box or not?

    I always thought they would not be very useful...
     
  4. sd75mac

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    Unimates are not boxed. Just remove the old coupler (M/T or whatever) and screw or use original retaining piece to mount the Unimates. These are what I use on my SD70 & 75 MAC because the original MT's interfered with the truck movement. On the SD45's, I use them to reduce unwanted break-aways on long trains.

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