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Date: 01/09/17 10:43
Well car couplers
Author: SD608708

Does anyone make after market well car couplers?

Paul B
Canton, GA



Date: 01/09/17 10:46
Re: Well car couplers
Author: retcsxcfm

Are they different than regular couplers?

Uncle Joe



Date: 01/09/17 10:57
Re: Well car couplers
Author: DevalDragon

Are we talking couplers or drawbars?



Date: 01/09/17 11:01
Re: Well car couplers
Author: SPDRGWfan

I've used ordinary Kadee #5 couplers for my well car couplers.  The sets I have are 5-car articulated sets which need couplers on both ends to couple with adjacent cars.

Some stand alone well cars come with draw bars in the kits if they are say, a 3-car set that runs connected by drawbars.  Walthers may sell them seperately if you need them.

Cheers, Jim Fitch



Date: 01/09/17 12:03
Re: Well car couplers
Author: SP_8299

To the OP: are you referring to lower shelf Type E couplers that a lot of well cars are equipped with?  You could modify Kadee #119 double shelf SE couplers to lower shelf style by lopping off the top shelf.

https://kadee.com/htmbord/page119.htm



Date: 01/09/17 13:07
Re: Well car couplers
Author: SD608708

 I should have said drawbar, but Walthers part sheet called them couplers.

Paul B
Canton, GA



Date: 01/09/17 13:24
Re: Well car couplers
Author: ESPEE5318

Piece of styrene, drill two holes, round the corners, paint/weather them rusty, done.......



Date: 01/09/17 17:20
Re: Well car couplers
Author: Larry020

Getting a little off topic within the topic.

Drawbarred sets can become unwieldly.  My friend came up with an easy solution.  One drawbar is attached per the instructions.  The other end is not.  (If the drawbar droops too much, a shim may be required in the box).   

On the other end do not use the coupler box cover.  Screw in the coupler box screw.  Using a Dremel, cut off the screw head.  Assemble the train on the track.  It should stay assembled on all but the worst track. 

Brass steam locomotives and tenders have been assembled this way for decades.  Why not copy a proven design?

Larry

[Edit]  I corrected a spell check correction.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/17 09:21 by Larry020.



Date: 01/11/17 09:17
Re: Well car couplers
Author: BAB

Never thought of that way to do it and its easy to do you are so right about the engine and tender hook ups.
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> Getting a little off topic within the topic.
>
> Drawbarred sets can become unwieldly.  My friend
> came up with an easy solution.  One drawbar is
> attached per the instructions.  The other end is
> not.  (If the drawbar droops too much, a whim may
> be required in the box).   
>
> On the other end do not use the coupler box cover.
>  Screw in the coupler box screw.  Using a
> Dremel, cut off the screw head.  Assemble the
> train on the track.  It should stay assembled on
> all but the worst track. 
>
> Brass steam locomotives and tenders have been
> assembled this way for decades.  Why not copy a
> proven design?
>
> Larry



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