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    • October 7, 2017 10:15 AM EDT
      • Kittery, ME
         
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      I printed two of the double-flanged F3 adapters and put them on an A and B unit pair.  The upgrade takes about 3 minutes.  Here are the steps:

      1. Screw the adapter to the deck using the original screws.

      2. Bend the center of the coupler lift bar slightly upwards to get it out of the way of the knuckle.  I used two pair of needle nosed pliers.

      3. Install the assembled 907 using two #4x5/8" pan head wood screws (the ones that come with the coupler should work - I used stainless).


      That's it!  Here's the height test:

       

       

      Notes: I designed this so the knuckle would land under the lift bar.  This puts the two units closer together than the USAT couplers.  It's more prototypical looking, but the bellows are now too large.  I'll probably trim them.  Here are photos of the engines at the stock spacing with the bellows just touching, and coupled together with the bellows squished.

       

       

       

       

    • October 7, 2017 11:42 AM EDT
      • San Mateo, California
         
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      Eric,

      Excellently done and thoughtfully implemented.

      Thank you,

      -Ted

    • October 7, 2017 3:11 PM EDT
      • Deer Park, Washington
         
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      I had a friend print one of the GP9s, and then some for a GP38 and a S4.  Those are in the shop for installation after the snow flies.  The GP9 works great! 

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    • October 8, 2017 1:44 PM EDT
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      Yeah, I need those too! and the NW2 if it is ever figured out.

       

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    • October 8, 2017 4:42 PM EDT
      • Cave Creek, AZ
         
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      I used this part on a GP38 unmodified with Kadee 797 medium offset with good success as a replacement of the Manufacture supplied post?

      Also a benign 'twas that the single screw attachment worked ok but a hard coupling would lose the the attachment needing to be retightened.

      I have a ROBO 3D Printer. Works great!

      Howard
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    • October 8, 2017 7:15 PM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Why is there an "F" on the back end of the locomotive?

       

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    • October 8, 2017 7:27 PM EDT
      • Berkshire, Ma.
         
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      David Maynard said:

      Why is there an "F" on the back end of the locomotive?

       

       

       

      Because that is the front of the B unit he used.

      Richard

    • October 9, 2017 6:48 AM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Ah. my mistake.

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    • January 12, 2018 6:18 PM EST
      • Kittery, ME
         
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      I finally got around to doing a coupler mount for the front of the F3A.  In the photos, you can see the mount and the modification to the pilot that is needed.  

       

      After taking the photos, I decided to bolt the mount through the deck with nuts on the other side.  The original screws didn't feel sufficient.  

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