Re: Boxcab review in Ztrack J-F 2000
- Hello Dieter,
Good to hear from you. Old news is good news, all the same ;-)
The 0-6-0 switcher I was referring to is the 8800 steamer.
Good news concerning the boxcab. I am convinced that I will be
able to add MTL couplers to it. Harald Freudenreich agrees with
me but he says that my solution of trimming the back end off of
the MTL coupler box is not a "professional" solution that he can
offer his customers. He will be offering a conversion package for
the boxcab with new side frames for the trucks and new coupler
My solution requires a modification to a pair of MTL couplers to fit
close to the trucks. Of course, it will be necessary to cut the
verticle pin off of the boxcab truck base plate. I suggest that you
do what I did, before you make any modification to the original
boxcab parts, get a set of replacement parts, just in case!
You'll get to see the boxcab in Sinsheim, Dieter. I will probably
write an article on the conversion for Ztrack.
--- In z_scale@y..., Dieter_Mac_Nolte@t... wrote:
> Dear Jeff,
> it is an oldy, I am refering to (March 10th 2000).
> With an E-Mail of this day you commented the boxcab of Harald
> Your concern was, if this loco is matching MTL couplings.
> And your conclusion was at this time: 'NO'!
> And then you went on stating: Look's like I'm gonna stick with
> Now, on that statement I am coming in. What type of switcher
you are referring
> It is a wild guess of me, when I suppose that you may refer to
the Maerklin loco
> BR 361 (88641). This is the loco I (tried) to convert to some
sort of EMD NW5.
> I would be glad to get your answer, to prepare a similar
switcher for the
> Sinsheim show.
> Dieter W. Nolte
> E-Mail Dieter_Mac_Nolte@t...