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Coupler problem

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Coupler problem
Posted by 73vette on Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:05 PM

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Posted by cacole on Friday, May 30, 2014 9:43 AM

What's the problem?  Just showing a photo explains nothing.

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Posted by 73vette on Friday, May 30, 2014 10:02 AM

The coupler at the top is what I have on most all cars but cannot keep connected. Is the bottom coupler better and how can I change couplers as one is with the truck and the bottom one is not.

 

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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Friday, May 30, 2014 10:09 AM

Probably wondering if the two are in any way compatible. The answer to mthat is no. To be used with cars with the Micro-trains couplers the cars that have Rapido couplers must have those couplers removed and Micro-trains couplers installed.

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Posted by zstripe on Friday, May 30, 2014 11:22 AM

Click on the Manufacturer of the Model you want to convert and it will tell you which one to use and more:

http://www.micro-trains.com/ConversionsN.php

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, May 30, 2014 2:34 PM

What you have is a Rapido coupler and a Micro Train coupler.

Choices:

Replace the Micro Train coupler with a Rapido.

Or the best choice

Replace the Rapido with a Micro Train coupler.

This is easy to do since all you do is switch out the Rapido truck/coupler for a MT truck/coupler.

 

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Posted by Burlington Northern #24 on Friday, May 30, 2014 2:47 PM

SP&S modeler, 1960's give or take a decade or two for some equipment.

 http://www.youtube.com/user/SGTDUPREY?feature=guide 

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