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Author Topic: 2-6-6-2 Logging Mallet couplers too high to couple with cars  (Read 1998 times)
cobleighk

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« on: February 15, 2010, 02:35:56 PM »

My new 2-6-6-2 Logging Mallet is great, but its couplers are positioned too high up to couple with the cars correctly.  Was this an oversight or am I missing something?
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Mike M

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 08:06:25 PM »

Your engine should of come with another set of couplers. They are to fit your cars. The engine comes set up for 1:20.3 standard hieght
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Jon D. Miller

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 09:41:22 PM »

As Mike mentioned the locomotive came with an accessory pack that contains the offset shank couplers along with a coupler box and a shorter shank coupler for the front of the locomotive.



Pictured are the offset couplers along with a coupler box and short shank coupler for the front of the locomotive.  Note in the picture the coupler in the foreground is one of the offset couplers.  These will mate with truck mounted couplers.

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glennk28

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 09:48:51 PM »

Actually, the couplers on the loco are at the proper height--the ones on the cars are too low.  Normal narrow gauge coupler height is 26" from the top of the rail to the centerline of the coupler.  gj
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Jon D. Miller

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 01:55:13 AM »

Yes, the couplers on the locomotive are at the correct height.

However, it appears the question had to do with the locomotive having couplers at a height that would allow coupling with truck mounted couplers.

So, if a person wants to pull cars with truck mounted couplers then the lower offset couplers will have to be used.

It's all well and good that the couplers are at the correct narrow gauge height but that sure doesn't do any good for being able to use cars with truck mounted couplers.



Pictured is the coupler height of the 2-6-6-2T, as delivered, matched to the kadee height gauge.  The couplers, as delivered, match the coupler height of Bachmann's 1:20.3 rolling stock.  Bachmann also provides offset couplers with its 1:20.3 rolling stock so those cars can be set up to couple with cars having truck mounted couplers.

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Nathan

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 08:32:28 AM »

Please remember that the Big Hauler series was 1 to 22.5, not 1 to 20.32.
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