Quote from: Len on April 26, 2023, 06:21:34 PMHave you tried the Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers?
Quote from: Benjamen on April 26, 2023, 06:59:00 PMNo, I will purchase 12 sets and start testing them, Good idea.
We started the test by retrucking and installing body mount couplers on some old Tyco rolling stock.
1.) Accurail Roller Bearing Trucks. P/N:165
2.) Kadee Universal Insulated Gear Box . P/N:242
3.) Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers.
4.) Intermountain 33" Metal Wheelsets P/N:W40050
We installed Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers on some Accurail 8900 Series 89' TOFC Flat Cars.
We installed Accurail #1017 standard size coupler boxes straped, Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers on some Bachmann DD40AX Centennials.
We installed Accurail #1017 standard size coupler boxes, Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers on some Bachmann SD40-2.
We assembled a midsized unit train and preformed the fallowing trial runs.
1.) Step 0 to 128 (103 smph) forward for an hour on 100ft of ez track on the R&D shop floor for maximum
2.) Step 0 to 128 (103 smph) backwards, that lasted longer than I thought it would.
4.) Coupling and uncoupling
Once properly rigged everything worked quite well using the Kadee #118 SF Shelf couplers, no car separation due to coupler creep.
This is stock footage of some highspeed trials.