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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2016 12:28 am
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Si.



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Hi John.

Thanks for posting your knuckle photos !

I thought a thread like this might be a safe haven from archaic L&P extremists.
But it looks like they've found 'the link' !

;)

Oh well, they seem quite well behaved at the moment though.
Give it time, mark my words ...
... & they'll be promoting rusty old 19th-century ironwork for sure !


I've just eMailed Woodie the 'Kadee' catalouge...
...sounds like he's thinking about modernising his mining equipment.

(or making a 1:35 roller-coaster !)


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I think by accident & design,
I have ended up with a size & height of coupler,
which matches the Victorian Railway setup to a tee !

I was just going to adopt the Gilpin Tram coupler height ...
... but it was just that bit too high, when I looked at all the pros & cons.

I have ended up close to what you said about HO height on On30 cars.
Higher than HO in 1:35 scale; but the same proportion to what you're getting at.


Also I felt in the end that neither the Kadee On3 or O-scale coupler was right for 1:35n2  :td:
So I have ended up with San Juan Car Co. 'Evolution' couplers.

They have nailed the look I wanted, which the Kadees didn't.  :thumb:
Managed to find them at an OK price in Blightey as well, which was a relief.

I haven't really got a great photo of them yet on my car-builds.
But you'll see what I mean, with a figure standing next to the car-end, when I do.


Cheers.

Si.


:moose:


Nice lil' prototype that Victorian Railway.
I like Ians cars a lot !




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