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Re: [Z_Scale] Re: F7 Micro Train couplins

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  • jmui@bellsouth.net
    If you going to do the electrical pickup, then do away with the couplers. The wires are going to couple the two engines together. I have a SD40 and slug unit,
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 22, 2012
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      If you going to do the electrical pickup, then do away with the couplers.
      The wires are going to couple the two engines together. I have a SD40 and
      slug unit, and they share a decoder and electrical pickup. The hard part is
      finding wires thin and flexible enough.


      John

      -----Original Message-----
      From: EricJ
      Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 10:50 AM
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: F7 Micro Train couplins

      Thanks Alan for the info. I have some etched brass sheet that could be used.
      Great idea about the elecrtical pickup between the A & B units.
      Regards Eric

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Alan Cox <alan@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:46:42 +0100 (BST)
      > de Champeaux Dominique <ddechamp71@...> wrote:
      >
      > > As far as I know there is no factory production of such devices. Not
      > > from Micro-Trains nor anybody else. You're committed to build your own
      > > drawbars. I guess they're easy to build with styrene stripes, matching
      > > the truck mounted coupler screw. And as said earlier, I also recommend a
      > > permanent coupling with cables linking all chassis halves in a same side
      > > together, in order to improve power pick-up.
      >
      > I find metal is better for such things - in part because you then have to
      > run less wires (one of them is the drawbar itself. It's also possible to
      > make a metal or similar drawbar far thinner than a styrene or 3D printed
      > one. You just need a bit of old guitar string and some fine pliers to turn
      > a pair of loops on the wire then trim it.
      >
      > Alan
      >




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