Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by plbab, Oct 17, 2002.
Where can i find this i need to make some spacers for couplers? Is this sold at hobby shops?
Yes it is sold at all the LHS I go to.
It is usually in its own display. There are two brands that I know of. One is Evergreen the other I can't remember the name. It is something like PlasticConstruc.
Evergreen has a pack that has 3 or 4 different thicknesses, which might be what you need. The box at my LHS has a lot in it, so it took some digging to find the multi-pack.
I should have asked this before, what kind of couplers?
If they are Kadee they make shims for their draft boxes and other items to help you install their couplers.
Kadee couplers i am going from truck mount to body mount. Do most cars come with horn type truck mounted couplers?
The only new cars that I have seen that come with truck mounted hook and horn couplers are IHC and some low end Like Like cars. There are some long passenger cars that come that way.
Check out Kadee's website: http://www.kadee.com/conv/page-c1.htm
They have conversion instructions. If you can't find instructions for what you are doing email them. They will get back to. I did it when I was converting a Bachmann SD45 and they sent me specific instructions on how to do it.
I have many older cars that have the truck mounted couplers and have used the Kadee #27 coupler to make the conversion while still using the truck mounted set up. It works well enough until I can mount the couplers to the body.
Last week I used the K-D #27on a couple of older truck mounts that I bought at a show. I found out that they are offset and really don't match the body mount K-D #5's. What I did though, was replaced the #27s that came with the conversion kit, and used the #5's with the conversion kit and they matched perfectly.
MicroMark sells sheets of laser cut shims. You can go to their site at www.micromark.com and request their catalog.
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