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Hello Doug

Just looked at your photo's of Kadee - a good useful set of images that I'm sure many will find very helpful.

Have you thought about the Kadee #58? especially on the smaller wagons....It was introduced by Kadee a while ago and is closer to scale for the HO models, and is as a result quite a bit physically smaller than the good old #5. It looks very good in comparison to a #5, even though still a bit wrong for most UK stock....

It will mate just fine with your #5s though, so no problem there - and it is a far better looking coupler.

additionally Kade have now introduced versions of the 58 and 5 with "whiskers" each side of the coupler shank - no need for the spring any more - very easy to assemble and fit and just as reliable.

Regards

Richard
 

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***Agreed.

The ONLY best method is to religiously ensure that the height is totally consistent throughout... and that the coupler face is a consistent distance past the buffer faces.

Kadee offer both varying lengths and both under-set and over-set coupler options.

HOW you mount them is a distant second to the height issue.

You should have some 2mm self tapping screws handy though - much better than glue!

Richard
 
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