Kadee Couplers

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Edavillenut, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    if i was to cut off the uncoupling pin off to make it look better will the still work the same. i do all my uncoupling with a tool that i bought from micro-mark
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Is the tool mechanical (like a glorified bamboo skewer) or is it magnetic? If it is mechanical you should be OK, if magnetic maybe not.
  3. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    its like a glorified bamboo skewer
  4. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Your couplers will work just fine,but no longer function over a magnet.
  5. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    i just want them to look more real. i model mostly winter so i have to bend the pins up more because if no the drag in the "snow"
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I always thot they looked kinda funny too. I guess when they are coupled it's supposed to look like a hose. When they're uncoupled, they sure don't look like a hose, unless it's frozen by all that snow :)

    One thot: you might want to go to magnetic uncoupling later and if you have a lot of cars it will be a lot of effort/$ to replace them all...

  7. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    i am still thinking about it
    right now i only have a 4x16 ft layout and ten cars and 7 locos. 6 steam 1 diesel. but the steam are all junk the are all tycos 0-8-0 and 2-8-0. the diesel is a atlas fp9 or something
  8. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Shawn,if you would like to retain the pins for future magnetic uncoupling you could cut them shorter then paint them a brown or black colour then paint the very tip (about a 16th of an inch) with silver paint to represent the airline coupling,

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