Not a Robot, and S Scale questions

Chris S

Hi group,

I am also not a robot. I recently switched from HOn3/HO to Sn3/S and am curious about what my Sergents options are. My focus is 1907, so Sharon couplers are appropriate, and in HO I had planned (and started) to use Sharons on both standard and narrow gauge equipment, since many narrow gauge railroads used full-size couplers. Now in 1:64, I'm still planning on Sharons for the narrow gauge to represent a 3/4 size coupler (I'm a freelancer, so that's fine for me), but I'm not sure what to do on the (much smaller) roster of standard gauge equipment. The HO Sharon is too small, but the S scale Type E is too modern. Any ideas out there for an S scale early knuckle coupler?


Talmadge C 'TC' Carr

What Era are you modeling in??  To get a 3/4 size you need to backdate the coupler as there is no "E" smallies.  You can backdate the "E" coupler to a "D" coupler.  However; the "C coupler (such as the Sharon, Tower, etc) is shorter in length.

Chris S

My focus is 1907. Interesting ideas. Has anyone done this backdate?

Talmadge C 'TC' Carr

I never did answer this so here ya are.

To get a 3/4 coupler in "S" just use the H0.  At 73%  it is really close.
To backdate to a type D check the FAQ. <>
The H0 Sharon should be good as is.

The Type D was adopted in 1919.  As you do 1907 the Sharon should do ya.
Talmadge C 'TC' Carr
Sn42 and Hn42 somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest