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PYROTECK1A

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« on: April 14, 2008, 07:38:12 PM »

I have 2 G scale Yukon & White Pass locomotives that I would like to double head but the front knuckle coupler isn't operational nor is it at the proper height.
I'm brand new to G scale and would appreciate any tips.
Thanks
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mhampton
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 10:04:41 PM »

I'd recommend getting a conversion kit from Kadee.  That way you'd have great operational couplers front and rear.

Mike Hampton
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Paul W.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 10:22:06 PM »

Pyroteck1A,
welcome to large scale trains. This topic has recently been discussed on the large scale forum. You should also post under that forum vs this one as you will get the answers from the folks that run these trains.
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Paul W.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 11:57:21 AM »

Here is the info from the large scale forum

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,3567.0.html

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Tom Lapointe


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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 02:48:26 AM »

Here's the conversion information direct from the Kadee website... Smiley

http://www.kadee.com/conv/b460bh.htm

You can use either the #791 (G-scale) or #1791 (#1-scale); the only difference is the physical size of the coupler knuckle.  The #1 coupler is slightly smaller, & a little closer to true scale; BUT the smaller size may make it more likely to "slip by" if you have any vertical grade transisitions, causing unwanted uncoupling. Shocked  The "G-scale" size (which is what I use) is larger & MUCH better  Wink in that regard, IMHO! Cheesy

I have a couple of "YouTube" videos online giving demonstrations of Kadee use in Large Scale; my "Part 2" video specifically shows using Kadees to double-head an Annie (in my case, with a Bachmann Spectrum "Centennial" Mogul"). Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4JCtZ_XM8

& here's Part 2, which includes the "Annie"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waYgHRMKdBU

Enjoy! Grin                                                                                     Tom

PS - One caution is that the standard heights for Kadee's are HIGHER than the stock Bachmann couplers on the "Big Hauler" series (such as the "Annies"); a "work-around" for this is to convert ONE end of a car to Kadee, & leave the stock Bachmann coupler on the other end.  This would permit you to still pull stock "Big Hauler" equipment. Wink  The newer "Spectrum" 1:20.3 cars (such as the 2 Bachmann hopper cars I'm using in the switching demo) have the Bachmann couplers already AT standard Kadee height, & a Kadee #830 is a straight "drop-in" installation into the Bachmann draft gear box.  On these cars, the Bachmann couplers WILL mate with the Kadees without modification. Wink
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