Re: [Z_Scale] Converting Marklin caboose to MTL couplers
- I don't know for sure....
Sounds like you need to use the ORIGINAL pin and bore/ream out the truck
frame a bit to accommodate the larger pin.
- Hi John,
I can't stand the look of the M caboose truck spacing. I didn't go
so far as to use MTL trucks.
My solution was to cut the caboose undercarriage and move the
couplers apart towards a more visually pleasing position. The M
couplers themselves were replaced with MTL 902 short shank coupler
conversions. I filling in the space in the middle of the
undercarriage with styrene and some small styrene detail parts and
wire to simulate brake parts.
The FR solution also places the MTL trucks in the correct position
and doesn't involve any surgery on the undercarriage.
--- In email@example.com, zbendtrack@a... wrote:
> > >I have a Marklin caboose I want to convert to MTL couplers.
> > I think you have to replace only the coupler.
- Thanks for the info and advice on converting couplers. Someone said
the MTL monitors this group and listens to what we would like to see
as products. Hmmm... how about trucks with MTL couplers mounted for
Marklin passenger cars and cabeese? BTW, do most folks leave the
coupler on the rear of the Marklin observation car? I was thinking
of removing it for a better look.
- I took my Marklin off the Obs, and body mounted an MTL, then painted
it silver to give it the ATSF look. Also reduced( to near absurdity)
a drumhead of the Chief for the square space above the coupler.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "johnegert" <bonsaitrain@m...> wrote:
> I took my Marklin off the Obs, and body mounted an MTL, then
> it silver to give it the ATSF look. Also reduced( to nearabsurdity)
> a drumhead of the Chief for the square space above the coupler.Hi John,
I think I will do as you did. I have a set of ATSF passenger cars on
the way and plan to redo them in CB&Q. Are the graphics pad printed
with paint? I have had luck with N scale by using strong cleaning
solutions and Q-tips to remove lettering without messing up the