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Author Topic: What length couplers do passenger cars use?  (Read 1467 times)
Flare

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« on: January 17, 2017, 04:35:12 PM »

I've acquired some older passenger cars that have Mark I couplers and I'd like to upgrade them to Mark IIs.  My LHS closed down years ago so I can't compare the lengths in-person without driving for an hour in light traffic.

I know I need to get over shank couplers, but what length will match the originals?

Thank you in advance.
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pjf

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 11:47:36 PM »

I have Denver & Rio Grande and Pennsylvania, both have center shank medium couplers.
Cheers, pjf
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John Tumolo

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:30:28 PM »

All 10 of my Bachmann passenger cars came from the factory with medium over shank couplers.  The direct replacement E-Z Mate Mark II from Bachmann is their number 78022.  As an aside, 7 of those 10 now have replacement bodies from Deerfield River Laser, and I just found it easier to replace the original "springless" couplers with the updated versions.  The new ones don't get "stuck" like the old ones.  If you happen to be running a Bachmann Forney around 18" curves, you might want to try the over shank LONG version, as it gives a bit more play in between the locomotive and the car and reduces the chance of the car being shoved off the rails.  Best of luck to you.

John Tumolo  Britcarfan@aol.com

 
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Flare

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 06:02:37 PM »

That's what I was thinking.

The World's Greatest Hobby On Tour is coming to my area this weekend, I'll see if I can get a deal there.
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