I have been offered the chance to buy some British outline N gauge stuff
for next to nothing. There are a couple of Farish steam locos and about
a dozen Peco wagons. I am an Australian outline stock in N, but this
offer is really too good to pass up. And you can make a small British
branch line terminus in as little as 3' x 6".
The problem is the couplers. We all know the Rapido type look terrible
and the uncoupling ramps are just as bad. But Microtrains couplers don't
look right on a British steam loco either.
I have seen screw/link type couplers in N but they require a very over
scale shunter's pole (i.e. tweezers) to operate. I've looked on the 2mm
Scale Association web site but they don't say anything about couplers -
some (but not all) of the models use what looks like a scaled down
European style hook and loop coupler.
18 years ago