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Old 04-21-2017, 09:15 PM   #11
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What lengths?

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Old 04-21-2017, 09:36 PM   #12
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If you have old cars too, one option is to place a knuckle coupler on one end of one of your cars so it will mate up with the knuckle on the loco. Then the hook horn end will mate with the rest of the old cars.

This is what I have done. I have a lot of old cars with the hook couplers. Since detailed realism isn't critical to me, this method serves me just fine.

I also have several newer cars with knuckles that I can fit in near the head end of the train, and then place the combination-coupled car to connect the rest of the consist.
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Old 04-22-2017, 03:28 PM   #13
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A few years ago I discovered that the two coupler types would indeed couple together. I ran a test train to see how long it would go before a problem developed. Not long.
The Virginian hopper hit the basement floor
So obviously they didn't "really" hook together now, did they?
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:07 PM   #14
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So obviously they didn't "really" hook together now, did they?
Sure they "really" hooked together or else the train would have separated when it started moving. Hooked together and properly coupled are two different things.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:41 PM   #15
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Nonetheless, the 2 different couplers are not meant, nor designed, to work together.....
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Nonetheless, the 2 different couplers are not meant, nor designed, to work together.....
I know. That was the point of my post.
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