"John Turner" wrote in
Cheers, as you might have guessed I'm having a bit of a drive to sort my
By the way here's a little tip that's working for me.
Cast your own NEM coupler pockets and add weight to your wagons at the same
I've been changing all my tension lock couplings to newer versions, old
Hornby/Triang, Ratio and so forth all gone ... I'm still using tension
locks but with an eye to the future I'm using NEM coupling pockets as much
as possible. Buying the couplings themselves is easy enough but the pockets
are a little awkward to find so ...
1. Make a master with Miliput but don't forget to make a hole for the screw
2. Put is face down in a small tray
3. Pour in moulding compound so that it comes level with the top of the
4. Let is set then remove the master
5. Cast using a high quality (has to be high quality so the socket iis
moulded properly) white metal filling to the top of the mould
6. Repeat the above twice
7. Make a new mould using the initial master and the tree new castings.
8. Then as per step 5
Gently file the top of the castings to make them "true", then screw in to
position. As they're made of white metal they don't need tapping and Bob's
your uncle. Easiest casting you'll ever make and a nice little introduction
if you've never cast before.
New NEM coupler pockets that also add weight to your stock.