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Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by earlybirdtrain, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. earlybirdtrain

    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    Is it possible to change the couplers on a car or train from moose horn? couplers to knuckle couplers?:confused:
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Sure it is, simply unscrew or pop off the coupler cover and slip in a new Kadee knuckle coupler or whichever you prefer. i stick with the Kadee #5 coupler for all my HO rolling stock and engines :mrgreen: :thumb:
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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    If you can't get it take a clear picture of it and we can come up with a plan.

    Josh's advice on couplers is the best IMHO
  4. earlybirdtrain

    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    what do you mean by this
  5. earlybirdtrain

    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    ok here is a pic

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    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    here is another

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    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    IMHO mean in my humble opinion.

    And yes those pictures are what is needed. Someone will come along and tell you what you need to know very shortly, I am sure.

    That doesn't look like a screw, is it a plastic post ? Maybe there is a kadee specific piece to work with this. To get that out isn't all that hard.
  8. earlybirdtrain

    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    i know it is not that hard to take the actual coupler out, because i have done that SOO many times!
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Kadee also makes conversion kits to change from the truck mounted horn-hook couplers. You have to know the manufacturer of the trucks, to get the right kit. Walther's catalog has a conversion chart and you can also get it at Kadee's sight.
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    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    how much do kadee couplers cost?
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    earlybirdtrain New Member

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    and wat type of couplers do lionel trains have???
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Early Bird: Lionel HO had the hook-horn or NMRA couplers like your pictures. Lionel O has their own make.
    Truck mounted couplers are the hardest to change to Kadees because they're usually not designed to be replaceable, even if they break. Kadee make a #9 which has a smaller screw hole, but is otherwise like the #5. You might fit something in by trimming bits off the truck that hold the coupler.
    I've been paying about $4.50 for 2 pairs of couplers, although one shop wants about $6.50 for them. (in Canada). #5s often sell for less in bulk or on sale.