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srr4501

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« on: December 21, 2018, 07:01:39 PM »

I have a second generation climax that I'd like to install Kadees on. The Kadee conversion kit is made for the first gen climax from what I can tell and doesn't work on the second. Has anyone successfully installed Kadees on the second gen Climax and if so, how?

One solution is to install Shay coupler pockets and install the Kadee couplers as you would on a Shay.
I have the parts for this except for the Bachmann pins that go thru the center of the pocket to secure the couplers which do not come with the pockets and I assume are no longer available. The problem with this is that I think the Shay pockets will look too large on the Climax.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated?

SRR4501
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 09:26:14 PM »

Use Kadee's #916 coupler. (#1916 if you prefer the smaller coupler size.) This uses the existing Bachmann draft gear; you simply remove the Bachmann coupler head and replace it with the Kadee.



https://kadee.com/htmbord/page916-1916.htm

Later,

K
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srr4501

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 11:41:05 AM »

Thanks Kevin,
I'll give that a try.

Don Yelverton
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