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« on: November 05, 2012, 09:50:50 PM »

I've just ordered a Bachmann HO 2-8-0 w/DCC, SF #2511 BAC51311 from a shop in the states and am wondering if there is an easy way to fit the "Thomas" style couplings to it. The same question also applies to the 1860 - 1880 Passenger Car
 Part #: 13401.

For those who may be wondering why, the "Thomas" type coupling (or a version of it) is standard to most British rolling stock and while the Kadee looks great it would be uneconomic for me to convert to it.

Regards

Steve
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 10:12:22 PM »

perhaps you'd be better off making a couple of "conversion" cars.     that's what we did in the old days when all rolling stock came with those horn hook couplers.    a conversion car has a different coupler on each end, so you don't have to go to the expense of converting all your rolling stock to one type or the other.

there was just a thread in the thomas section on how to add a knuckle coupler to a coal wagon. this could be adapted to just about any car.
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