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Rick Lynch

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« on: July 21, 2021, 09:48:29 PM »

I am in search of the trucks that are on the FT diesels with the easy app version, such as model #68902. These trucks are different from the earlier versions in that the middle of the ends of the trucks have a recess in them on the upper half, so they are not blunt on the ends. I am making custom coupler mounts in order to install the coupler heads closer to the locomotive for a more realistic prototype spacing between the locomotives in my ABBA set. I had ordered what I needed from Ruth at Bachmann, and they were not right, so she sent another set and they were the same and not right, either. I was told thatís all that they have. The model number of what they sent is H615X-00A0-PR-B. The online catalog also shows another model number, but I was told that they are both the same.
Does anyone have any ideas for me?

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 09:40:40 AM »

Rather than changing the trucks there are other options for getting closer coupled locomotives. The real FTs were often built as drawbar connected A-B sets, with couplers on only one end of each unit. A drawbar should be easy to make from a piece or brass or plastic strip. The other option would be to replace the existing couplers with shorter shank ones. Kadee makes short shank couplers that should work.

Jeffery S Ward Sr
Pittsburgh, PA
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