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Hi

As you may of heard I am going dcc sound to add another dimension to my layout, As I am doind this I might as go for the whole lot and would like to detail my locos mainly my 20 and 08 with buffer beam details an snowplughs for the 20, can anyone show me where i can get them?

Another thing is i have about 20 wagons, so need 20 pairs of thre link couplings, so i was also wondering where i can get them and how much they will cost me

Once again, Thanks in advance

Josh
 

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3-link couplings are available from a multitude of sources, and a miriad of manufacturers....a quick skeg through toddler's ads will show.

however, which make to buy depends on exactly what method of construction you're wanting.....and how true to scale you need?

Many are now etched in frets....some have stamped brass hooks, with 3 link wire chain...some have an etched chain..then there's instanter, also long centre link.....then there's the coice of sprung or unsprung........three-link couplings also vary in length...longer ones being easier to play with......plusthere's teh 'size' of the chain itself.....then what about buffers?

Ideally sprung buffers are best.....however,what also needs to be considered are things like track and point radii....and the risk of buffer-locking when shoved......

below is a specific link to Exactoscale...who make things P4...see the choice??

http://www.exactoscale.co.uk/4mmrollingstock.html

this is a lnk to Alan Gibson models

http://www.scalefour.org/ag/index.htm

Mainly Trains has a good selection of differing makes

http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/index.html

is the home page

http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss00...-link+couplings

will give you a specific set of links.....

don't forget the long piece of wire, bent over at the end, secured to a pencil torch.......
 
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