Couplings

I am returning to the sport after an absence of many years. I am slowly building a new collection of rolling stock mostly Bachmann, but some Hornby too. I don't like the Hornby couplings, they are too big and they don't connect too well with the Bachmann ones. Is it possible/feasible to remove the Hornby couplings (from wagons/coaches) and replace them with Bachmann ones? Do Bachmann sell the couplings separately? How difficult is the job to do?
Any advice gratefully received,
Alfie
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Alfie
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I am returning to the sport after an absence of many years. I am slowly
building a new collection of rolling stock mostly Bachmann, but some Hornby
too. I don't like the Hornby couplings, they are too big and they don't
connect too well with the Bachmann ones. Is it possible/feasible to remove
the Hornby couplings (from wagons/coaches) and replace them with Bachmann
ones? Do Bachmann sell the couplings separately? How difficult is the job
to do?
Any advice gratefully received,
Alfie
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Alfie
Bachmann couplings do fit hornby but you might have to open the outer holes a bit.
Ian Gearing
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Herman613B
I am returning to the sport after an absence of many years. I am slowly building a new collection of rolling stock mostly Bachmann, but some Hornby too. I don't like the Hornby couplings, they are too big and they don't connect too well with the Bachmann ones. Is it possible/feasible to remove the Hornby couplings (from wagons/coaches) and replace them with Bachmann ones? Do Bachmann sell the couplings separately? How difficult is the job to do?
Any advice gratefully received,
Alfie
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Alfie
"Alfie" wrote
All my stock is fitted with the Bachmann mini-coupling and that includes items manufactured by Hornby, Airfix, Mainline, Lima and a variety of kit manufactures.
Bachmann couplings are availabily separately, but there are several different variations. Fitting varies from straight forward replacement to the use of some ingenuity. It can be done though with a bit of thought.
John.
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John Turner

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