Coupler conversion

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jmurphy148, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. jmurphy148

    jmurphy148 Member

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    I was reading some messages that suggested using Micro-Trains couplers to convert from Rapido. I looked at the MT site and found that they have a number of different versions of their coupler. I have a couple of Life-Like cars and several Atlas cars with Rapido couplers that I want to convert. Any suggestions as to which version of MT coupler to use?
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    Most cars will take the basic coupler screwed to the floor. Locos and some special cars will take the conversion kits that MT lists.
    If you want to keep truck-mounted couplers, you can replace the whole unit with MT trucks or just replace the coupler as I think MT makes drop-in replacements.
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    which do people prefer, truck mounted or body
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    Generally speaking, truck mounted couplers are more forgiving on the sharper curves that many of us have, while body mounted is much closer to the prototype; but it's really a matter of personal preference.