I am sure that this question ahs been posted before- apologies for this.
Please can anyone let me know what type/ model of Kadee coupling is best
used with RTR (mainly Bachmann):
Also, what additional parts (if any) do I need to convert stock without an
In message , Dirk Belcher
First of all you have to decide what height above rail level you want
your Kadee couplers to be. There are two schools of thought, one of
which uses the Kadee standard height (which the other says is correct
for 3.5mm scale), and the other which fits them higher, but "correct"
for 4mm scale.
I use the Kadee standard coupler height, which means that they protrude
a little bit below the buffer beam.
For stock with NEM coupler pockets I use No. 17 on wagons, and No. 19 or
20 on coaches. For others I generally use No. 5, but I will use anything
that is appropriate.
I try to ensure that a line drawn between the front of the buffer faces
crosses within the opening part of the coupling. The stock should be
coupled closely together, but not too closely that derailments happen on
sharp curves or S bends (such as through a crossover).
Nuts and bolts, plastic card and liquid poly.
Yes, I've got a few of those as well!