Re: [Z_Scale] Re: F7 Micro Train couplins
- 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.
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 10:50 AM
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.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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