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what size Couplers ?

Postby joe gilmartin » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:15 am

Gents......
it seems I'm at a choke point
i would like to run Greenwood couplers on my RCL stock
but run D&G couplers on my Sidelines wagons and locos
Is it possible to interface the two and still be able to
uncouple with delay
Also what size D&G ?i I use the type C on my Gn15
but they seen big...... maybe my eyes are shot The Greenwoods
one the other hand seem ok.....
All help accepted...... cars in paint line waiting on buffer work

Thanks again

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:18 pm

Took a moment to work out what you were talking about Joe, you meant "Greenwich" couplings I think :wink:
Yes they should work ok with the DG's as long as the heights match and the DG's will enable delayed uncoupling between the two.
Stick with the Type C, they are more reliable and robust than the smaller ones. I have phased out the smaller DG's on my Gnine stock now and replaced them with the type C, even considering the same with the On9, but that would take a while and need to build up the enthusiasm first :lol:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:21 pm

Hello Joe,

Greenwhich and DGs should work together okay. I think you would need the DGs for OO/HO stock, the loops on the OO9/TT DGs are to short to work with Greenwhich couplings, but the loops on Greenwhich couplings will hook over the DG buffer face and couple okay, so delayed coupling should work.

Greenwhich have no delayed coupling facility and must be adapted, a piece of wire or a pin above the hook is all that is needed but this may need thinking through with a RCL skip chassis.

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:22 pm

See Steve beat me to it :D
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Postby joe gilmartin » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:08 pm

Thanks Guys.....

Greenwood /Greenwhich
easy to mixup
I am prepared to carry on now with the correct coupler
at least i have Steve DG coupler thread bookmarked



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Postby joe gilmartin » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:26 pm

Hey......
thanks for the info guys........

:D

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A little work and....Voila..........

Again thank you
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Postby joe gilmartin » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:45 am

just thought a little tease
might be interesting

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stay tuned

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Postby joe gilmartin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:00 pm

Hey guys ........
Just another peek

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doors to build,ground to cover,rail to ballast

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Postby michael » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:13 am

Very intriguing Joe.
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