Model Power (vent)

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rockislandmike, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Okay, my fault cause I should look closer, but still . . .

    bought a Model Power cylindrical hopper this aftn, and it looks pretty snappy. But talgo-mounted hornhooks??? On a $20CDN railcar??? That's pretty pathetic.
  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    talgo mounted?

    I know hornhooks, but what's "talgo mounted"??:confused:
  3. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Vent...Don't Blame You!

    Hi Woodie.....Truck mounted couplers:) that swivel with the trucks.:)

    Hey Mike, that's enough to PO the Good Humor Man!!:eek: :D
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I prefer body mounted couplers (little more realistic), however bogie mounted is better for the tight curves I have, especially on the longer passenger cars. Also the bogie mounted couplers are "fixed" and have no draft box, so make it pretty yucky to convert them to kadee. (my preference for coupler). SOme stock, ive just cut the coupler off the bogie, and mounted a kadee on the body. (that's how I found out my curves were too tight for body mounted kadee!!:mad: )
  5. RI541

    RI541 Member

    I know that I'm late but just thought I would put in my two cents worth.

    I've done what Woodie has done the bogie mounted trucks are great for long cars on tight curves. But nothing beats a body mounted coupler.

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