Kato passenger cars

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SR39, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. SR39

    SR39 Member

    I have a set of Kato passenger cars that were produced about 2000 or a little earlier. Problem is that they uncouple at will. I understand that Kato came out with replacement couplers due to the fact they were defective. I didn't know about this until recently. Naturally, now they are no longer available. Does anyone know of a possible solution to this problem. I had considered body mounts or some other replacement. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. eddieb

    eddieb New Member

    Jim, I know this reply is a little late, but my suggestion is to replace the couplers with MicroTrains. Have a look at http://www.micro-trains.com/00_conversions.htm and click on the Kato link. These are bullet proof couplers and in addition, to add a little more realism, when you add the MicroTrains couplers you can add some sprung diaphragms between the cars from American Limited. Trust me, these look really cool and prototypical. I hope this helps.

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