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    • February 8, 2019 12:50 AM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Big ass (yes I said ass) problem.

      Okay I am sure someone can answer this quickly and I think I already have my answer but want to make sure before I order. So I made my crane o have a short wheelbase without giving any thought to the ability to mount the couplers. I normally use the 906 coupler. But my wheels are out to the ends and there is no clearance for the draft gear box and the wheels. I can't/don't want to move the wheels closer in because the I will have issue with the truss rods which may already be an issue.

       

      Now I am pretty sure I have seen that Kadee makes a sill mounted coupler. If I am correct its the 905. Looking at the "new" g scale couplers this is the only one that makes sense by description. Also where is the best place to get Kadee couplers. Sadly my previous supplier was Chuck Enlow, God rest his soul, I miss him.

       

      This is what I want right?

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 8, 2019 12:53 AM EST
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    • February 8, 2019 12:59 AM EST
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         Devon, Reindeer Railroad is Wisconsin or Iowa or somewhere out there is the best place for couplers. I've dealt with them, it's a wife and her husband, and they're great. Talked to them on the telephone a couple of times.

       

         I'm sure somebody here will remember the correct names and all; I remember the Reindeer part.

       

       

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    • February 8, 2019 1:39 AM EST
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      Robbie gave me good deals too.

      http://rldhobbies.com/newgenerationtypeecouplers.aspx

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 8, 2019 1:58 AM EST
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      Both of those sites Look great and I need to do some looking. I ended up getting this one off Amazon for $11.18 and free shipping. Both those sites have them for far cheaper although I don't know about shipping. For just one in a hurry Amazon is a decent deal. But for my next order, when I order a larger quantity, either of those sites will get my consideration. Thanks guys.

       

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    • February 8, 2019 2:18 AM EST
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      I, also, get Kadees via RLD Hobbies. On a few occassions, when what was needed was not in stock, they arranged to do a "drop-ship" from Kadee directly to me.

      I used the sill mount Kadee 905 centerset coupler kit on modified Aristo-Craft Mallet Vandy Tender.

      -Ted

    • February 8, 2019 10:40 AM EST
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      Devon, You got it for about $10.00 cheaper at Amazon versus Reindeer Pass. Yes I have purchased from Reindeer Pass several times, but savings is savings when you are on a fixed income like me.

       Edited to clarify the savings is in the shipping. The coupler is a couple bucks more at Amazon.

      This post was edited by John Bouck at February 8, 2019 1:45 PM EST
    • February 8, 2019 10:46 AM EST
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      If all else fails you can always call KaDee, they usualy have some in stock

    • February 8, 2019 10:47 AM EST
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      When I need a coupler that is not stocked by one of the usual sources I just order direst from Kadee.  Looks like $9.75 for the 905.

       

      https://www.kadee.com/htmbord/coupler.htm

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    • February 8, 2019 1:13 PM EST
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      You'll note not all the "original" style offerings are now offered in the AAR style coupler.

       

      A quick count says of the 28 original "versions" sold, only 5 are now sold.

       

      https://www.kadee.com/htmbord/coupler.htm#G-Scale

       

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    • February 8, 2019 1:55 PM EST
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      I'm good now guys so thanks. It is on it's way. 

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    • February 8, 2019 9:37 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:

         Devon, Reindeer Railroad is Wisconsin or Iowa or somewhere out there is the best place for couplers. I've dealt with them, it's a wife and her husband, and they're great. Talked to them on the telephone a couple of times.

       

         I'm sure somebody here will remember the correct names and all; I remember the Reindeer part.

       

       

      http://www.reindeerpass.com/

    • February 8, 2019 9:46 PM EST
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      Devon I have had great service from Robbie at RLD Hobbies, he advertises here and lots of other places, and usuallly ships pretty cheap. i am preparing an order of KaDees from him now,

       

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    • February 10, 2019 1:52 AM EST
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      Mike Wlez said:
      John Passaro said:

         Devon, Reindeer Railroad is Wisconsin or Iowa or somewhere out there is the best place for couplers. I've dealt with them, it's a wife and her husband, and they're great. Talked to them on the telephone a couple of times.

       

         I'm sure somebody here will remember the correct names and all; I remember the Reindeer part.

       

       

      http://www.reindeerpass.com/

       

        Thanks, Mike...them's the guys, and it's Iowa. I think I got nearly free shipping because I bought about fifty Kadee 820s.

       

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