N Spectrum 2-8-0

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by cidchase, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    The rear coupler on mine is half a coupler too low, according to the Kadee gauge!
    I'm sure I can fix it, but :curse: :curse: what the hey?? Are yours the same?

    No problems, only opportunities!! (Who the heck said that? :D :D )
  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Does no one here have one of these locos? :confused: It's fixed, anyway.
    Just seemed odd to me to be that low.
  3. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Sid, had the same problem when I changed the Rapido over to a MT coupler. Had to mill out a pocket and then had to add a piece of styrene inside the tender to ensure the screw held. Just purchased another one to run a two engine ATSF passenger consist. Too much work to change it over to a MT so I'm thinking of leaving the rapido coupler on and just making a transision RPO car.
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Thanx, Bill!!
  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Hi again Sid, I want a solid coupling between the two locomotives and decided to go with a draw bar type of lashup. Think this is the only way to go, because replacing that little cosmetic coupler on the front with something substantial can only be done with a draw bar. This will limit my use for the second locomotive, but I could make a transition reefer to run with any consist it might pull.
  6. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    I have 4 of the 2-8-0's all correct coupler height out of the box. :)

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