Scale couplers?

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  1. fruitcop

    fruitcop New Member

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    Hello there! this may seem a strange question, but I have acquired a K-line streamlined Hudson. I plan to use it only for display. The coupling between the engine and the coal car really needs help. Anyone make a set that would be period correct? Also anyone make any parts to use in detailing like you see with plastic kit? Any help much appreciated
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    billk Active Member

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    HO I assume? How about going to N scale for the coupler, since it's for display only?
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    DanRaitz Member

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    Kadee makes scale couplers in most scales. I believe that K-Line loco is O scale, right? You could use Kadee's O scale coupler or even their S scale coupler.

    Dan
  4. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    The attachment between the tender and locomotive was not a coupler on steam locomotives. It was a semi-permanant drawbar. About the best I can offer is for you to find photos or drawings of the loco and tender and fabricate something to approximate that arrangement. Since you are using your loco only for display perhaps just shortening what arrangement is already there (move the tender closer to the locomotive) will give a more realistic apperance
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    fruitcop New Member

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    Thanks for the information. I think that it answered most of my questions. Again, thanks for the help.
    Robert
  6. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Geez - I totally missed that! Sorry.