Fitting Kadees to Non Nem Stock

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Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:18 pm

What's the difference between the 19 and 20 Kadees?. At some stage I'm going to fit them to my Bachmann L.T. Pannier Tank, and some engineering stock. I was going to use No: 19s but now I'm not so sure it's all getting a little bit confuseing.....Too many Kadees........ :?
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Postby mumbles » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:26 pm

Bushey Troughs wrote:What's the difference between the 19 and 20 Kadees?. At some stage I'm going to fit them to my Bachmann L.T. Pannier Tank, and some engineering stock. I was going to use No: 19s but now I'm not so sure it's all getting a little bit confuseing.....Too many Kadees........ :?

longer shank, so the coupling protrudes further [on the 20]

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Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:29 pm

Cheers mumbles, I'll use 19s then closer coupling looks neater..... :wink:
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Postby Raider » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:23 pm

Got my first batch of No 5's through today. 1 thing I am a little confused by is the little springs which are in the packet (I may have lost 1 as I didn't realise they were in there) - where do these go or are they spares for the spring on the coupling?

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Postby dr5euss » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:31 pm

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Postby Raider » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:32 pm

Ah thanks for that George - they do make reference to a tool for fitting them in the instructions.

I may have a crack at putting some together later although I wont attach them to the stock as I don't have the height gauge as yet

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Postby PTmodeller » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Changing over to Kadees is looking tempting...

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Postby DriffCharlie » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:44 pm

Ive recently been introduced to the wonderfull world of Kadees', the spare springs will be needed as I have lost one off already, but dont bother with the fitting tool for them, its quite simple to pick them up with a scalpel blade between the coils and fit them reasonably easily this way. Also I started with nem type couplings but then moved onto #5's. I found it fiddly trying to hold them (& the gearbox) together and fit to the rolling stock so I have started to pre-assemble them. to hold them together I use the tip of the soldering iron and lightly melt the sides together,( just 2 light "dots" where the side loops are) works an absolute treat as I tried glueing a couple together but the glue "wicked" into the coupling and made it U/S,

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Postby Ironduke » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:22 pm

hey that's not bad :^)

I recently tried some #156 "whisker" couplers and they are excellent. The draft gear boxes snap together so no glue required and the whiskers replace the large spring. Easy as pie.
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Postby mumbles » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:27 pm

cheers
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Postby Raider » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:13 pm

OK now I am confused.

I have got my 19's and 20's and have just tried to fit one to the Hogwarts Express tender. This has a push in pull out type coupler which I thought was an NEM pocket, but the bit that pushes in bears no resemblance to the Kadee's.

Am I right in thinking that this isn't an NEM pocket, or am I doing something wrong?

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Postby Mike Parkes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:18 pm

Raider wrote:OK now I am confused.

I have got my 19's and 20's and have just tried to fit one to the Hogwarts Express tender. This has a push in pull out type coupler which I thought was an NEM pocket, but the bit that pushes in bears no resemblance to the Kadee's.

Am I right in thinking that this isn't an NEM pocket, or am I doing something wrong?


Not its not a NEM socket - see the top illustration at
http://uk.geocities.com/shipleymodelrail/kadee.html
to glue one in place

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Postby Raider » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:25 pm

Thanks for the advice - I was getting horribly confused by what I thought would be an easy conversion - should have known better really


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