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redlegs61

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« on: June 16, 2009, 10:10:52 PM »

Hi, I've just purchased  new Bachmann FTA,FTB units and Iwould like to close couple them,has anyone done this,any ideas
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Guilford Guy


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 10:11:52 PM »

Kadee sell short shank couplers. That will decrease the distance between the two. What radii curves are you using?
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 11:03:04 PM »

A whole lot of the FT A and B sets were sold as a single "engine" semi-permanently coupled with a drawbar.  So...you can legitimately couple yours with a drawbar and get them just as close as you'd like.  The distance between the units should be about three feet.  Hope this helps.
Rusty
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Joe Satnik


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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 11:21:12 AM »

Dear All,

3 scale feet in HO is 0.413", or just under 7/16".

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik
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redlegs61

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 11:02:15 PM »

G'day,Iam using min 18",max 22"radius curves,the drawbar is a good idea and it would work ok and Iam thinking that I might remove the coupler pocket ,use a styrene shim and a Kadee #33 gear box.
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