New Kato SD70Mac and MT couplers

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by BorgCubeAT, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. BorgCubeAT

    BorgCubeAT New Member

    I just received my 2 Kato CSX SD70MACs and had a lot of trouble fitting the MT1015 couplers as recommended by MT. It was impossible to fit the MTs without trimming the openings on the body with an Xacto. Seems the opening is not exactly a rectangle. There are tiny little tabs in the corners that prevent the rectangular MT from fitting through the hole until you trim them out. Anyone else encounter this? I never had to trim to install MTs before.
  2. nscalesteve

    nscalesteve Member

    ...try the 2004, I guess this is the right coupler, NOT the 1015 !
  3. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Good call, NSS,
    All SD80/90MAC's, 40's, 40-2's, C44-9W's and others take (2001's for tighter curves) 2004's. Geep 20's, SW1200's, Geep 40's , SD60's? and others take 1015's.
    In short, most Katos take 2004's or 2001's. a GENERAL rule. Not always applies.
    Most Atlas' take 1015's, but that is also a general rule.
    For the straight dirt on any conversion, visit: Micro-Trains .
  4. BorgCubeAT

    BorgCubeAT New Member

  5. nscalesteve

    nscalesteve Member

    ...that's wrong the message on Scott's nscalesupply page, I have checked it on the engine for you right now - the right MT couplers for the SD70MAC are the same as for the SD40-2, SD80/90MAC, C44-9W - the MT#2004
  6. BorgCubeAT

    BorgCubeAT New Member

    Thanks guys. I didn't think I was crazy... at least not about this.
  7. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    I received my first Kato SD70 Mac BNSF HII a few days ago and so far I have not had a problem with the stock coupler and any of the MT's on my rolling stock. What is the main reason to change the coupler to a MT ?, should I expect a problem with the stock coupler ?

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  8. BorgCubeAT

    BorgCubeAT New Member

    Simply for consistency amongs the rest of my fleet as they are all MTs. Plus since I had several spare packs of 1015 I just thought decided to go for it. I had no issue either but I just like consistency.

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