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on30vince
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  3:07:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
which couplers do you use for on30?

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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  4:44:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When Bachmann started making On30 trains, along with the HO track, they used the standard for HO couplers, which is 25/64" above the rails. Most On30 modelers stick with the HO standard Kadee #148 coupler.
HO couplers at 1:48 scale are a pretty close match. So, the use of HO couplers for On30 trains is plausible, as long as you aren't trying to replicate a specific prototype that used the larger couplers, like the D&RG.



Louis
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BigLars
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  5:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kadee #5 larger equipment or #58 smaller equipment.


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brucet
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Posted - 05/19/2020 :  9:26:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kadee #5's.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  09:22:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every one saying #5 OK, but the #148 Whisker Metal Coupler will work anywhere a NO.5 Coupler will work and is a direct replacement for most Bachmann On30 couplers & a direct replacement for most plastic Medium Centerset "clone" couplers.


Louis
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on30vince
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Posted - 05/20/2020 :  2:17:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info, I think I'll go with link and pin, just kidding the #5's it is.

Vince




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