Kadee questions

The issues are Kadee specific, eg
1. How to stop knuckle-closure springs falling off, I loose 5-6 each
exhibition and they cost!
2.Same question about knuckle centering springs with NEM style heads.
3. Tips for use with electro-uncouplers-I modified mine using the exceelent
MR article a year or two ago.
4. Difficult models that are Kadee un-friendly-Fleischmann Br64.
Reply to
Gene
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Gene, I seem to remember a Kadee truck assembly article were the author used a bit of CA glue to hold one end of a truck spring in place; perhaps same solution for the knuckle sprung...
Regards,
Steve Lynch
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Steven Lynch
: Gene, I seem to remember a Kadee truck assembly article were the author used : a bit of CA glue to hold one end of a truck spring in place; perhaps same : solution for the knuckle sprung... : : : Regards, : : Steve Lynch :
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I run a piece of sewing thread through the spring to keep it from flying away while installing it. Once the spring is in place I can pull the thread out -- and haven't lost the spring.
Reply to
KTØT
Once installed, (or before they get lost) the tiniest dab of plain old Duco cement will keep the knuckle spring in place.
I always check the Kadee website or the Walther's book for the Kadee "what-fits-what" list. The listed coupler usually fits better than the standard #5 on locomotives. I like the plastic shank couplers on hot chassis locomotives to avoid short circuits when double heading them back-to-back.
David Starr
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David J. Starr
If replacing Hook Horn couplers on P2000 are standardart Kadee No5 Ok or is there any problems with this
eg bl2 sd7 sd9 gp7 /gp30 /gp9 sw800 /1200
thanks ant
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Reply to
Anthony Chambers
I have used #5s on all Proto engines. Not sure about the 'eg b12'?
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MrRathburne

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