Coupler help

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wheeler1963

Aurora & Portland Owner
#1
I have a Genesis ADM hopper I picked up. I'd like to change couplers to the KayDee whisker couplers. The problem is, they are too wide for the box. Has anyone found a solution to this?
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bnsf971

AKA Gomez Addams
Staff member
#2
I had to use the weird brass springs from Scale Trains' couplers, along with the standard, non-whisker scale head coupler on those. It's something of a PITA. I do have some extra springs, if you want to give them a try.
 

wheeler1963

Aurora & Portland Owner
#3
I had to use the weird brass springs from Scale Trains' couplers, along with the standard, non-whisker scale head coupler on those. It's something of a PITA. I do have some extra springs, if you want to give them a try.
Terry, gonna look around. There has to be a fix besides changing out the coupler box.
 

bnsf971

AKA Gomez Addams
Staff member
#4
Jerry, this isn't a replacement coupler box, it's just a differently configured brass spring to go in the box you have, with a standard coupler.
 

wheeler1963

Aurora & Portland Owner
#5
Jerry, this isn't a replacement coupler box, it's just a differently configured brass spring to go in the box you have, with a standard coupler.
Terry, sorry, I think you misunderstood me. I meant to say that I would have thought that KayDee would have come up with a new style coupler when the Genesis cars came out with the narrower coupler boxes.
 





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