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Author Topic: Changing couplers  (Read 2521 times)
AndyJB

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« on: November 16, 2012, 06:44:30 PM »

Today I started the job of changing the couplers on all my grandsons rolling stock and locos, we are going from the hook and loop to KD couplers. So far I've only attacked rolling stock and the hardest part is removing the small round molding where the screw goes though. I'm using a an Xacto type knife but one it's slow and two there's the chance the knife will slip and I'll loose a small piece of finger.
Anyone found a better way of removing this molding?

Thanks Andy.
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jward


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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 08:06:53 PM »

have you tried a razor saw or filing it down?
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AndyJB

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 08:26:30 PM »

There's not a lot of room for a razor saw and all my files that are narrow enough are also very fine and would either take for ever or clog.
But what if I wrap some 80 grit paper around one... mmmm thanks.
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81F


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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 08:25:11 PM »

Have you seem this earlier thread?

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,21716.0.html

However, the way I used to remove similar mouldings on other British outline stock was to use a drill a little larger than the round moulding. This was done very carefully using a hand drill. Once I had removed about 3/4 of it I then finished the rest off using files and a scalpel.

I should add that this was to give my wagons a more prototypical appearance in the days when I could see to use 3 link or screw link couplings rather than fitting Kadee couplings.
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AndyJB

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 07:30:21 PM »

Thanks for the link.
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thomasj219

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 03:43:09 PM »

Yes because in the whole wide world of model railroading two people have never had the same problem.  Roll Eyes
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