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Author Topic: Can a Santa Fe HO Diesel connect to a Thomas & Friends rollingstock piece?  (Read 695 times)
thedogwholikestrains

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« on: June 14, 2018, 11:14:49 PM »

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Can a Santa Fe HO Diesel connect to a Thomas & Friends rollingstock piece?

 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 12:31:37 AM »

Without modifying one or the other, the short answer is no. The couplers used on T&F locos and rolling stock are not compatible with the couplers used on regular HO equipment. Whether is modern knuckle couplers, or the older 'horn-hook' style.

You would either have to modify the diesel to mount one of these T&F type couplers:
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Thomas+coupler

Or make a "transition car" by mounting a kuckle coupler to one end of a T&F car. And that's not as simple as it sounds.

Len
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DinoNTrains


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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 04:55:46 PM »

Actually, if you're careful, there is a way to connect the different couplers. If you slip the hook of the Thomas and Friends couplers into the sockets of either a knuckle coupler or horn-hook coupler, then it would work (I'd show pictures for demonstration, but I don't have access to my layout at this moment).
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