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Title: Different coupling height
Post by: DRS on December 31, 2017, 05:32:00 PM
Can anybody help. Some years ago whilst in Florida I purchased a loco and four Norfolk and Western spectrum coaches. On return to the UK I decided to purchase an observation car and baggage car. However the coupling height on the later two have a slightly different height. There no loose parts but the construction is slightly different. Strangely the observation end mates the original coaches.
Does anyone have a useful suggestion.
Many thanks.


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: Trainman203 on January 01, 2018, 12:35:48 AM
Google is your friend

http://mrv.trains.com/basics/basic-training-series/2013/05/basic-training-adjusting-coupler-height


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: Terry Toenges on January 01, 2018, 10:42:56 AM
That video doesn't load.  It says Video Plus is a subscription site for $4.95 a month.
Here's a couple more that don't require subscribing -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL1V1Q71mBs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL1V1Q71mBs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RauSgtoocGE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RauSgtoocGE)


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: Trainman203 on January 02, 2018, 12:25:13 AM
That's odd.  It let me in.  Although I do subscribe to MR.


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: Terry Toenges on January 02, 2018, 09:58:15 AM
I don't subscribe so that's probably why. I'm guessing it comes automatically with your subscription to MR.


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: Trainman203 on January 02, 2018, 12:17:23 PM
Terry I looked at your video links and they are great.  Once there, there are other good ones by the same guys.


Title: Re: Different coupling height
Post by: DRS on January 05, 2018, 06:37:04 PM
Hi folks
Interesting info but I have 3 axel bogies with no underneath screw fitting. The coupling is linked internally to the bogie and hence turns on courners.
The coupling is in a ,box, which is thicker on one. There appears no way to remove this. To dismantle the whole body to get internal access seems somewhat difficult without causing damage.