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Has anyone successfully fitted Kadee couplings to one of these? I've just bought one as I knew it had NEM pockets. But the rear pocket is so high off the ground that even Bachmann have had to supply a special stepped version of the tension lock coupling to compensate. Hence fitting any sort of Kadee won't work.
 

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This seems to be a problem with one manufacture - to be honest it's not really a NEM pocket if it does not conform to NEM standards i.e the mounting height.

Personally, I would send it back.

Not something the "continental" manufactures seem to have a problem with.
 

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There's going to be a way round this. In a similar 'pocket mounted too high' situation, attaching a standard no5 to the underside of the pocket with a self tapper proved spot on for example.

If you take up Brian's suggestion but still want a BR 2-6-4T 4MT, Bachmann have the very similar Fairburn with genuine NEM pockets, correct for both height and front face relative to buffers positions.

Brian's right in my opinion. It will be a good day when print reviewers actually disallow the use of NEM in a review when the pocket is in an incorrect positon. There will be no need for them to fear offending any one manufacturer: non-compliances are present in all three major OO manufacturers products.
 
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