Another coupling problem

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Another coupling problem

Postby georgehgv » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:13 pm

From a Farish bogie wagon Axis Intermodal 377-576 I appear to have an NEM on one end and an alien coupling on the other, this mates to another alien on the end of the other Axis wagon I have?

Would like to convert the aliens to NEM, any ideas please?
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Re: Another coupling problem

Postby alex3410 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:48 pm

which one is wrong the one on the right?

it looks like it might be NEM try pulling the coupling out and see

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Re: Another coupling problem

Postby georgehgv » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:07 pm

No sorry both of those are wrong, I want normal NEM couplings as they are on the other end of the wagons. The photo depicts the type that are what I have at one end and want to change. Thanks.
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Re: Another coupling problem

Postby Zunnan » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:10 pm

The reason those couplings are as they are is twofold, firstly is the ride height; its far too low to get a conventional coupler in there. Secondly is that the full sized incarnation of these vehicles run in permanently coupled pairs, so a semi fixed hook and bar is actually preferable for a model of such. Thats not to say it can't be done, but I think if you did manage to get NEM couplers in there you would only succeed in fouling the running gear.

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Re: Another coupling problem

Postby georgehgv » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:37 pm

Thanks for the answer, hadn't noticed that the two ends of the wagon were different, will either keep them coupled to each other or sell on. Cheers.
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