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N scale locomotive coupler replacement

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N scale locomotive coupler replacement
Posted by MTGRIZ on Sunday, July 08, 2018 4:52 PM

Can rapido N scale locomotive coupler be replaced with a knuckle coupler?

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Posted by sschnabl on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:36 PM

Probably.  What loco in particular do you want to convert?  If you go to the Micro Trains website, they have a conversion chart that will tell you which one of their couplers will fit into any number of locomotives.  Even if you don't find an exact replacement, usually you can modify one to fit.  Pilot couplers on some steam locomotives can be really tricky, though.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:56 PM

I did not know until today, that Micro Trains and Kadee were owned by brothers.   The spilt the companies between them. 

Henry

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Posted by MTGRIZ on Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:23 AM

I want to replace repido on Kato loco's.

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Posted by sschnabl on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:54 PM

https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=10

Click on this link and it should take you to the conversion chart on the Micro Trains website.  Click on either PDF or Excel, look to see what type of locomotive you have, and the chart will provide you with the replacement MT knuckle coupler.

Hope this helps.

Scott

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