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The coupling bar with the flat wagons.

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I'm really not a fan of the modern tension locks that come as standard on most stock so I've been thinking about alternatives for a while.

 

What exactly is the purpose of the coupling bars that are included with the flat wagons? Are they there for improved running on poorer trackwork or are they a prototypical thing for more realistic running?

 

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sweet ill be giving them a go tomorrow, fixed rakes with tension locks on the ends until i can afford hunts or some other such nicetys.

any chance they might come with the taras also?

 

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definitely doesnt help that my trackwork is somthing like this......... 

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Oh damn they DO close couple. I'm sure I tried them a few months ago and they didn't and I was like wtf what are they for so.

 

Now for the fun? Part.... Second radius curves, wagons are pulling around them without issue as the kinematic mechanism creates a little space between the buffers. Unfortunately this gap closes during push operations, such as into a siding and there's just a tiny bit of buffer lock that causes derailment.

I think it's easily fixed if I slide the couplings back about 1mm out of the nem pocket and add a tiny dab of hot glue to secure with easy removal later. Might ruin the close look slightly but my goal here is better running so it's not a problem

That's for tomorrow though.

 

EDIT: that worked perfectly,no glue needed. im sure ill be able to tweak them to give me the best of both worlds tomorrow.

EDIT2: just gave them a push with my hand around the most troublesome corners on the layout and the difference is phenomenol, they are sticking to the rails now!

 

1 hour ago, BosKonay said:

The Tara’s also included close coupling bars. 

They are on my maybe list for before they all vanish so this info helps ;)

 

 

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That is actually brilliant and greatly reduces the amount of hunt or kadees that I have to buy, 

 

One last thing the Tara's are a bit shorter than the 42's right?

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4 minutes ago, Sean said:

That is actually brilliant and greatly reduces the amount of hunt or kadees that I have to buy, 

 

One last thing the Tara's are a bit shorter than the 42's right?

 

Yup, the Tara's are shorter, and they go around R1 curves no bother.

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57 minutes ago, DJ Dangerous said:

 

Yup, the Tara's are shorter, and they go around R1 curves no bother.

R1 eh? suddenly i may have more space than i anticipated :D

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