Re: [z_scale] Re: RAILBUS AND DRAWBAR
- Eric and Jeff,
Why not just use the styrene??? I haven't installed a drawbar on a
railbus, but have done so with a couple of MT F7s. Just paint the
styrene black and you should be all set.
Eric, Ztrack issue #19, June 1993 has an article and dimensions for the
F7 drawbar on page 5. While you're at it, it might be a good idea to add
a couple of fine wires between the two and give yourself added pickup
from the trailer. Hopefully it will provide for smoother operation.
- Manfred Jorger makes Z scale drawbars in brass. I use them on 6 coach push
pull sets with great results. Check him out at:
From: rohirrim98236 [mailto:rohirrim@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 3:31 PM
Subject: [z_scale] RAILBUS AND DRAWBAR
I'd like to replace the Marklin couplers on my railbus and trailer
set with a drawbar.
Has anyone done this and can you provide some insight / helpful
hints / complete instructions (or something in between!) for one who
has never attempted this type of modifcation?
Also -- any insight as to running charateristics after the
modification -- especially any adverse ones? I plan on using the
railbus set to run back-'n-forth on an 30-36 inch track with
automatic current reversing. Any problems with the railbus pushing
its trailer when there is a drawbar connecting them? I'd expect
none, but ....(?)
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rohirrim98236" <rohirrim@w...> wrote:
> I'd like to replace the Marklin couplers on my railbus and trailerDid similar to a Class 89 locomotive and wagon using double sided
> set with a drawbar.
printed circuit board for the electrical connections. Spaced the
coupler pin holes on 10mm centers. Runs fine in reverse. This may
work for your railbus, but you may need to add some weight to the
Next time will shape the drawbar to match a scanned and printed image
of mated couplers and glue the image on the top of the drawbar to
improve the appearance.
See the photos in the album 'Glen's Gizmos'