what coupler will match EZ Mate?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by HOtrainman, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. HOtrainman

    HOtrainman Member

    I have Bachmann ez mate couplers. i am wondering if they will fit with Kadee couplers- if so, which #
  2. J. Steffen

    J. Steffen Member

    I think the Bachmans are more like the McHenry's more than anything else. I like the Bachmans, they are inexpensive and they have several grades.
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Yes the ez mates will couple to KD,McHenry and Accurail couplers.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Kadee coupler heads are all to the same design and will all couple together and all couple equally well (or badly) to other couplers. Basically, all the couplers that look like Kadees should work with Kadees. There are a few oddballs, mostly scale couplings (Sargent engineering, ancient Devore, scale dummies) that don't come close to mating with a Kadee.
    Some of the "clones" seem not to couple as well on curves.
    Kadee do make a few odd sizes of HO coupling. There is the 58 "scale" coupling which is fully compatible, then some "old timer" smaller couplings that can be coupled to the full size ones, but may not do it automatically.

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