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Hi Everyone,

Has anyone else here got a Hornby class 156?

If you do, is there any way that you can change the couplings?

At the moment, the way they are, the unit just goes round corners, and if it goes over a crossover, it falls off the track.

The coupplings are a nightmare to couple together too!

Please can anyone offer me any advice on how i could remove the couplings and replace them with the Hornby standard ones?

Thanks
Elliott
 

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I've got one, but it's a very new acquisition and I haven't run it yet.

How sharp's the crossover? These are long vehicles and it may object to a reverse curve at 18" radius
 

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I've now run mine and it seems to go round an 18" reverse curve , though I agree getting the things to couple isn't easy.

If you really can't get on with the couplings supplied, I'd be inclned to fit Kadees between the 2 vehicles. After all the DMU will spend all its life coupled together , so it doesn't matter if the inner ends aren't compatible with anything else
 

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Both Fleischmann and Roco do close coupling conversion kits which may resolve this problem.

Regards

John
 
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