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ESU have released a YouTube video of their latest and smallest HO scale model yet.

One thing I picked up from the video is that they have redesigned the digital uncoupling to work with metal couplings.

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Is a nice looking little diesel. If I understand correctly, it only comes with the digital coupler fitted, that's a bit of an unnecessary expense for someone who doesn't want that or uses a coupler that isn't compatible
 

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Is a nice looking little diesel. If I understand correctly, it only comes with the digital coupler fitted, that's a bit of an unnecessary expense for someone who doesn't want that or uses a coupler that isn't compatible
Hi Simon,
I quite agree but what can you do? Having several locos with digital couplers forced me to consider going back to regular Euro couplers! In the end, I found that most digital couplers work okay with Roco 40397 universal couple as here: Roco 40397 Gauge H0 Universal coupling 50 pc. jumbo pack. modellbahnshop-lippe.com

Another option I could do without is “smoke” - I can’t abide it, it looks awful, smells bad and deposits oil everywhere!
But is comes ready fitted and that’s that.
Never mind,
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ESU's USP is that they go further and do more than other manufacturers, which is why they have all those accessories.
At least the smoke is controlled by a function key. I haven't tried either of my diesels with it yet.
Interesting that they made a big point about the new coupler design. They must have had a lot of negative feedback about the original.

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Sorry, but 400 Euro for a two-axle shunter doesn't really do it for me. This is not the direction in which our hobby should be travelling, only my personal opinion, of course.
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Hello, this is my first time posting. I just got the orange one from Germany yesterday. I want to begin shunting operations on my layout. I have 2 ESU V60s that I bought for this a few months ago but they only work with plastic couplers so I can only shunt cars cars that can have their couplers changed out. This new one works on the old Msrklin couplers wonderfully. I am wondering if the previous uncoupler versions can be swapped out of my V60s? So far I cannot find any info on that. Overall I am very happy with the loco. In fact I typically avoid smaller locos since they tend to stall more. With this one having the power pack I do not think it will be a problem.
 

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Having to swap out the couplings is pain enough, but MSL haven't had stock of ESU's plastic ones for months which makes it worse. ESU must have had a lot of negative feedback over the plastic restriction for them to go to the bother of designing a new one.
It would be nice to think that older uncoupler mechanisms could be swapped out as I have a V60 and the Voith diesel as well, but somehow I don't think it would be an easy job and probably wouldn't be cheap. I will just have to keep checking for the ESU plastic ones to come into stock at MSL :(.

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