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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 03:51 pm
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I was told that they are a direct replacement for the #5. I will take a pic of one.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 03:56 pm
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Hi Mack :wave:



I did look them up & Posted a pic. on the previous << Page.

Yes ... A bit like a No.5, but with WHISKERS ! :shocked: :old dude: ;)



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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 04:10 pm
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Would they be OK for On30? After all ... model railway gauges are sorta like chips ... ya can't have just one;)
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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 04:47 pm
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Hi Mack :wave:



They are HO couplers. :us:



Kadee make a specific coupler for 1:48 narrow-gauge ...

... but the 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution coupler is WAY better than the 'Kadee' IMHO.

The 'Kadee' 1:48 narrow-gauge coupler is too small for D.& R.G.W. and W.S.L.Co. etc. prototypes.

The 'San Juan Car Co.' coupler is the correct size & looks way way better than the 'Kadee'.



In 1:35n2 the 'San Juan Car Co.' Evolution coupler perfectly represents a 3/4 size coupler.

Great for smaller 2' prototypes.



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Here are the 'San Juan Car Co.' and 'Kadee' 1:48 narrow-gauge couplers together.





They are NOT moulded in 'grey', they did that for the photo apparently.

You can get the Evolution couplers in either BLACK or RUST colours.

Personally I get the BLACK ones.





The 'Kadee' 1:48 narrow-gauge coupler is the brown one.

An HO coupler is WAY smaller than this one.


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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 05:16 pm
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Wow ... there is waaaayyy more to this than I thought. Methinks I best spend the day doing some quality control  in the wine cellar whilst I ponder all these options.

Of course, I chose to get into this just when Canada Customs decides that every package coming into the country that has a value over $20.00 cdn, needs to pay an extra $14.95.

Three times this week, so that adds a lot of cost onto this stuff, and as far as I can find, I have no local suppliers.

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Hi Mack :wave:



It aint rocket science ! :brill:



Once you have considered wheel-size, truck-type, coupler-height & materials-thickness ...

... you are 1/2 way there.



I learned this stuff for 1:35n2 the hard way. :f:

There are no established 'standards' for this scale/gauge combination. ???



But I figure as a result, I can safely make decent recommendations. :P

Backed up by some facts & figures of course.

Not just 'opinions' or whatever. :y:



Just thought I'd try & Post the basics, to help you out.

Since you said your last railroading, was at 10 years old !

If your 1st car build goes OK, then that is a big boost & a good 'template' for more. :bg:



It's like riding a bike, once you can do it, it's mostly easy after that ...

... just be careful how much wine you've had ! ;)



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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 06:09 pm
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I think you could use them on just about anything.

I used a pair of HO passenger trucks on a water car I built.  Looks fine to me.



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Si, please don't get wrong, I DO appreciate all of the help and info you have given. I do now understand more about the size of cars etc., and also the size of lumber required etc.

I will get the rest sorted. I can see the difference in the coupler size, and I will find some of the San Juan ones here in Canada ... somebody has to sell them!

I am going to play with a mock up flat car and see what I can do with that for now.

I guess I need to get this thread moved fron 0N30 to Narrow Gauge, since that seems to be the way I am going.

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Hi Mack :wave:



Don't worry, I'm not getting you wrong. :) ;)

I understand perfectly what you said.

I'm always pleased to help anyone, if I can. :cool:



Basic good advice & information is all that is needed.

It is fun to experiment.

But it's also funner to get an ace result 1st time.



The 'technical' stuff like wheels, couplers etc. can end up being annoying later ...

... if not fully considered from the get go.

After all that stuff, comes the 'artistry' ! :P



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Hi Mack:
you may find this gauge useful:
https://kadee.com/htmbord/page205.htm
You may have to build one for your particular scale/gauge (this one is HO) but after that life will be a lot easier.
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