What's with Kadee?

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What's with Kadee?
Posted by cacole on Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:08 PM
[?] What is going on with Kadee G-scale couplers? I realize that they produce many different types to fit specific models, but three local hobby shops have been unable to get Kadee #830 body-mount couplers for the past 6 months or so. They are all being told by their distributors that Kadee G-scale couplers, at least the 830, are not available. I've had the same luck, or lack thereof, with the 930, a rust-colored version of the 830.

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Posted by SROC99 on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:42 AM
There is nothing going on with Kadee, the problem lies with either the dealers or the distributors just not ordering the #830 couplers. Kadee has these in stock and can produce them very quickly as they are a very popular coupler.

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Posted by Marty Cozad on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:59 PM
If you have to , I use #789s for Arsito gondolas, LGB 53' flats etc. There is more room for the wheels. Also on USAs gundersons have to have them cause the wheels rub and I don't want to cut the box up so snow /dirt gets in. Just a thought.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:48 PM
Yes. Sounds like a problem with the hobby shops. I use Kadee couplers on all my locos, and all the cars I run (except certain pairs that I always run together because i'm still buying track to finish my logging line). They are a great product and I had a friend over Satruday, and he was amazed at the couplers and how great the design was. Some of the best products for large scale if you ask me.
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Posted by vsmith on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:04 AM
Why dont you try to buy direct from Kadee? Go to and get exactly what you want?

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Posted by cacole on Thursday, December 18, 2003 9:56 AM
SROC99 and vsmith --

Thanks for the information about ordering directly from Kadee -- I didn't know that could be done. My order for the G-scale couplers will be placed this week.

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