Re: Couplers for Precision Scale HOn3 BRASS


KaDee HOn3 couplers look way out of proportion on HOn3 rolling stock.  I use Kadee N scale couplers, which are now made by Micro Trains Line (1025).  They look more realistic than the HOn3 couplers and will grip any rolling stock that has an HOn3 coupler perfectly and will also uncouple without any problem.  Being smaller, they also work better on the rolling stock where the coupler size interferes
with the swivel of the trucks.

On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 9:17 AM Jim Marlett <jmarlett@...> wrote:
Most Colorado narrow gauge railroads used standard gauge couplers. The question really is whether Kadee’s narrow gauge couplers are actually standard gauge size and the so-called “scale" #158s are actually still oversized for standard gauge couplers. Or does it matter that much.

The question I have of #158 users is are there any problems associated with their use. I’m thinking of springs being too strong for the weight of the car and issues with electrical conductivity on Blackstone products. It looks like they would be a darned sight easier to use as #714 replacements than the new #705s.

On Dec 18, 2020, at 6:13 PM, Bodo Rasler <raslerb@...> wrote:

the head looks to me like HO size and not HOn3…
From: [] On Behalf Of Ray
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 00:34
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Couplers for Precision Scale HOn3 BRASS
I suggest Kadee #158 couplers.  They are dimensionally the same as the #714 couplers.  They don't droop and don't have to be assembled.
Ray in Colorado 

Wayne Taylor

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