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Hi all,

I'm in the process of building a few kit wagons (and enjoying it - or is that the glue?).
The one I'm doing right now has 2 bogies, and I'm not sure what couplings to use. I've used 3-links on the rest so far, and had planned to use 3-links on this one, but given the short wheel base of the bogies on this wagon, I can't see them working at all on any form of curve without pulling the buffer beams apart. I've perused the couplings and hooks discussion earlier in this forum, but there is no mention of suitability of couplings to bogie based models.

Anyone have any suggestions, or should I resign myself to using standard tension lock couplings on this?
 

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I'm actually using some 1st radius curves too, though as yet I've not had any problems. My 3-link couplings have the spring, and I've not seen them exercised as yet. However, my main problem is not with the short wheelbase wagons, but the 62' borail wagon, which has 2 bogies - my issue is how to use the 3-link couplings - given the amount of swing the buffer beam will see, even on a 3rd radius curve, that would definitely derail wagons.
The suggestion of sprung buffers is a good one - I'll look into those.
 
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