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Hi folks,

I found amongst a mixed bag of couplings a type which, when used with my Hornby Gresley coaches, gives a superb close coupling. I need more of them but, despite help from other forums, I cannot identify them. The closest match is a coupling produced by Marklin, but they are conducting and very expensive. I have posted a link to a photograph, please help if you can...

http://mytrains.fotopic.net/p54209466.html
 

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Hi Rudy & welcome to MRF.

It does indeed look like a Marklin type - we have the standard ones in stock so you could try some out - send me a PM if you want us to send you a couple to try out first.
 

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thanks for the quick replies.

Yes, I thought the Maerklin coupler was very similar but their website prices them at 9.99 euro


Brian, thank you I would certainly appreciate a couple to try, but have I misunderstood the prices?
 

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Rudy hi,

Maerklin products does not come cheap.

However if your interest is only in close coupling and if you have the NEM type sockets on your rolling stock/coaches I would strongly suggest the Fleischmann couplers which I believe comes cheaper.

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QUOTE (Rudy @ 12 Oct 2008, 13:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi folks,

I found amongst a mixed bag of couplings a type which, when used with my Hornby Gresley coaches, gives a superb close coupling. I need more of them but, despite help from other forums, I cannot identify them. The closest match is a coupling produced by Marklin, but they are conducting and very expensive. I have posted a link to a photograph, please help if you can...

http://mytrains.fotopic.net/p54209466.html

Hi Rudy, I've had a look around and I believe I found the coupling at a cheaper price £8 for 2 I think marklin close coupler
 

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thanks

It looks like I may need to settle for the cheaper Roco close coupler (I need approx 30)

In terms of where I am with my layout, I have bigger priorities!
 

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QUOTE (Rudy @ 12 Oct 2008, 20:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes, I thought the Maerklin coupler was very similar but their website prices them at 9.99 euro


Brian, thank you I would certainly appreciate a couple to try, but have I misunderstood the prices? That's probably the full retail price on their website - send me you snailmail address by PM & we can send you a couple of Marklin, Roco & Fleishmann couplers to try.
 

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Hi Guys,

I actually think that this is the standard coupler and Marklin sells them in packs of 50 for about EUR8.00 (ie 0.16 each)

The current conducting ones are about EUR8.00 each.

So if you want it as a current conductor then yes they are expensive.

As for Roco and Fleischmann, personally I would not use the Roco ones (IMHO they look horrible when uncoupled). Personally I use Marklin heads on my freight stock and Fleischmann on my passenger stock.

Cheers

John
 

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John,

that sounds much more feasable but I have searched the Marklin website and cannot find that deal. Did you see this on a shop website?
 
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