Last night i fitted a kadee to the tender of Castle Cadbury, no coupler was fitted at the front as i don't intend dragging anything with the front of this loco!
it was a bit of a pain and involved trimming, checking, then trimming again, but it got there in the end
1st bit off wasn't enough
so took further dismantling to remove this much
shown with tender body reatached
and the de rigeur height check
then today after fitting a decoder to the above loco.. and head lamp i thought i'd better do the hornby pullmans for it to couple to
these were pretty straight forward but did involve some serious hacing away of bogies.. did look at fitting to body but was not possible
big smelly old coupling
bogie turned round and cut the other end
final height check and done
the final test will be when i run them to check buffers don't lock.. ha ha, pretty screwed if they do!