Z 905's for Athearn BW caboose?

joetrain59 Jan 9, 2013

  1. joetrain59

    joetrain59 TrainBoard Member

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    Just looked at underside of my Athearn E-L bay window cabeese, to see how mounting Z905's would go. Got to hack off mounting post, and widen coupler pocket at front. Not easy. as details are right to coupler pocket. What's your experience been? Out of the box, there's a l o t o f r o o m
    between caboose and car in front. Mchenrys on there? Big suckers. too.
    Thanks,
    Joe D
     
  2. Bendtracker1

    Bendtracker1 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I lost a spring on one of mine and was told to use an Atlas Accumate.
    It was a perfect fit, but it still left a pretty big space between the cars. Someone else said they thought the proto cabooses had a cushion coupler, and the space looked about right.
    At least it doesn't look like a boxing glove and you don't need to worry about loosing the springs.
     
  3. greatdrivermiles

    greatdrivermiles TrainBoard Member

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    I have had WAAAAAAY more problems with Accumates. Never had a problem with mchenrys.
     
  4. Jeff B

    Jeff B TrainBoard Member

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    I put 905s on my Athearn Bay Window. Its been a while but I dont think I modified anythin.
    Jeff
     
  5. joetrain59

    joetrain59 TrainBoard Member

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    Jeff, any pics you can post of that install?
    Thanks.
     
  6. Jeff B

    Jeff B TrainBoard Member

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    Joe check your email.
    Jeff
     
  7. joetrain59

    joetrain59 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Jeff. I'll see if I can post some pix Friday to show what I'm up against, and what I've done so far for what looks to be good.
     

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