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« on: June 14, 2017, 07:40:19 AM »

I have a Silverton & Durango 2-8-0 (and a Santa-Fe version of the same loco) and a few coaches with the standard Bachmann couplings. However, as a British modeller these are not compatible with my British Outline stock (from Bachmann and others) which use the British tension lock (hook and bar) coupling.

Can someone tell me of there is an NEM pocket part that can be fitted to the 2-8-0 so that I can easily change the couplings so I can run the locos with some of my British stock?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 07:53:02 AM »

It would probably be easier to make a 'transition' car to use between the loco and the rest of the train. Use the standard hook and bar on one end of the car. Replace the coupler on the other end with an NEM shank knuckle coupler on the other. Kadee and Bachmann both make NEM shank knuckle couplers. Connect the knuckle couple end to the loco and you're good to go.

Len
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