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Re: Coupler boxes

Dave Yingst
 

The smokey mountain draft gear boxes look really good. Put them on a red caboose PFE  reefer and it really improved the look of the end. No connection just a satisfied user.

Dave Yingst
Corning CA

Re: Coupler boxes

Jim King
 

I made 2 styles (Sergent/Accurail and Kadee).  Available in grey, brown and black.

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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Re: Coupler boxes

Calvin Monaghan
 

Jim, just out of curiosity- would these boxes also work for Kadees?

Calvin 


On May 28, 2019, at 10:59, Jim King <jimking3@...> wrote:

I introduced cast urethane coupler boxes last year.  You can find these on my web page here:

 

http://www.smokymountainmodelworks.com/HO_draft_gear+cplrs.html

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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Re: Coupler boxes

Jim King
 

I introduced cast urethane coupler boxes last year.  You can find these on my web page here:

 

http://www.smokymountainmodelworks.com/HO_draft_gear+cplrs.html

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

Re: Coupler boxes.

Rob Briney
 

That is the only way to really get fine details.
Rob Briney

Re: Coupler boxes.

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
 

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Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest
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Re: Coupler boxes.

Parker Wilson
 

I'm interested to see how these compare to the similar coupler boxes from Smokey Mountain Model Works. 

 

Re: Coupler boxes.

Michael Graff
 

Den måndag 27 maj 2019 07:40:32 CEST, Michael Graff via Groups.Io <michael.graff@...> skrev:


Hi Rob, I have not made the test print yet, but the simulation in the slicer software shows no issues yet.
The test will be made on a resin printer.

På mån, maj 2019 klockan 1:06, Rob Briney
<drgw4ever@...> skrev:
It looks great but has it been printed on a 3D printer yet?
Rob Briney



Re: Coupler boxes.

Michael Graff
 

Hi Rob, I have not made the test print yet, but the simulation in the slicer software shows no issues yet.
The test will be made on a resin printer.

På mån, maj 2019 klockan 1:06, Rob Briney
<drgw4ever@...> skrev:
It looks great but has it been printed on a 3D printer yet?
Rob Briney



Re: Blackstone cars and Locos

Mike Chamberlain
 

Thanks Dale , that's kinda what I figured .....Mike


On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 7:31 PM Dale Buxton via Groups.Io <the_one_tuatha_ddana=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The pivot point ( the post with the threaded hole where the coupler cover screw goes) on Blackstone cars is only the same diameter and tapper on the box and stock cars (same under frame). The gons, flats, tanks and refrigerators all have slightly different diameters and tappers. So plan on reaming all Sharons with a tapered reamer.

Dale




On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 15:11, Mike Chamberlain <mikec6201@...> wrote:

  A couple weeks ago I bought a small set of the HOn3 Sharon couplers for Blackstone models . It looked like the website said they would work without mods. on the boxcars and stock cars , but they will still need reamed as they are way too tight . Should I also expect the other cars to  require this , and are there any other mods I can expect for the other Blackstone cars ? .....Mike

Re: Blackstone cars and Locos

Dale Buxton
 

The pivot point ( the post with the threaded hole where the coupler cover screw goes) on Blackstone cars is only the same diameter and tapper on the box and stock cars (same under frame). The gons, flats, tanks and refrigerators all have slightly different diameters and tappers. So plan on reaming all Sharons with a tapered reamer.

Dale




On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 15:11, Mike Chamberlain <mikec6201@...> wrote:

  A couple weeks ago I bought a small set of the HOn3 Sharon couplers for Blackstone models . It looked like the website said they would work without mods. on the boxcars and stock cars , but they will still need reamed as they are way too tight . Should I also expect the other cars to  require this , and are there any other mods I can expect for the other Blackstone cars ? .....Mike

Re: Coupler boxes.

Rob Briney
 

It looks great but has it been printed on a 3D printer yet?
Rob Briney

Re: Coupler boxes.

Mark Lewis
 

Michael:

I will order a couple boxes, after you run a test print and let us know the results.
Thanks for taking on this project.

Mark Lewis


On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 5:17 PM Michael Graff via Groups.Io <michael.graff=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Mark, I'll make my test print in the next few days.
I can upload it to Shapeways in advance if someone like to try to print one out.


På sön, maj 2019 klockan 22:50, Mark Lewis
Michael:  It looks really good.

How soon before we can order from you Shapeways store?

Mark Lewis 

On Sun, May 26, 2019, 4:45 PM Michael Graff via Groups.Io <michael.graff=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi group, as the Accurail boxes are rarer than hens teeth, I CAD designed my own.
I made it sort of like a Narrow gauge version, but it will fit all Sergent couplers (I think...).
https://youtu.be/wMK8GzU41Sc
What do you think?

Re: Coupler boxes.

Michael Graff
 

Hi Mark, I'll make my test print in the next few days.
I can upload it to Shapeways in advance if someone like to try to print one out.


På sön, maj 2019 klockan 22:50, Mark Lewis
<narrowrails12@...> skrev:
Michael:  It looks really good.

How soon before we can order from you Shapeways store?

Mark Lewis 

On Sun, May 26, 2019, 4:45 PM Michael Graff via Groups.Io <michael.graff=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi group, as the Accurail boxes are rarer than hens teeth, I CAD designed my own.
I made it sort of like a Narrow gauge version, but it will fit all Sergent couplers (I think...).
https://youtu.be/wMK8GzU41Sc
What do you think?

Blackstone cars and Locos

Mike Chamberlain
 

  A couple weeks ago I bought a small set of the HOn3 Sharon couplers for Blackstone models . It looked like the website said they would work without mods. on the boxcars and stock cars , but they will still need reamed as they are way too tight . Should I also expect the other cars to  require this , and are there any other mods I can expect for the other Blackstone cars ? .....Mike

Re: Coupler boxes.

Mark Lewis
 

Michael:  It looks really good.

How soon before we can order from you Shapeways store?

Mark Lewis 

On Sun, May 26, 2019, 4:45 PM Michael Graff via Groups.Io <michael.graff=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi group, as the Accurail boxes are rarer than hens teeth, I CAD designed my own.
I made it sort of like a Narrow gauge version, but it will fit all Sergent couplers (I think...).
https://youtu.be/wMK8GzU41Sc
What do you think?

Coupler boxes.

Michael Graff
 

Hi group, as the Accurail boxes are rarer than hens teeth, I CAD designed my own.
I made it sort of like a Narrow gauge version, but it will fit all Sergent couplers (I think...).
https://youtu.be/wMK8GzU41Sc
What do you think?

Narrow shank lower shelf couplers

Todd Fisher
 

Does anyone happen to have maybe 4 or 5 pairs of narrow shank lower shelfs they could spare? If not it's not the end of the world but I'd like to try using them before attempting to use a shorter shank coupler for my needs. 

Re: n scale size couplers

Dan Ward
 

that was done over 6 years ago and has since stopped the project out right, hence the reason why im asking here

Re: n scale size couplers

George
 

Sounds like somebody has taken it on. 


On May 22, 2019, at 11:46 PM, Dan Ward <thunderrails@...> wrote:

i was watching a short video of someone who has successfully produced a working coupler for n scale, he didnt use the files that were kindly given to the community by Frank, but did his own castings like Frank did with a lot of hope in the first pair. would someone like to try to take this on and see if it would be possible?